12 Irresistible Book Series for Teenagers to Read
Empowering Kids | Guides | Secondary (13 - 17) | Teenagers

12 Irresistible Book Series for Teenagers to Read

We share what books and resources you can tap on to encourage your child to read… 1. The Chronicles of NarniaBy C.S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of fantasy novels. Except in The Horse and His Boy, the protagonists are all children from the real world who are magically transported to Narnia, where they are sometimes called upon…

How to Inculcate Love of Reading in Your Kids
Kids Say | Learning Skills | Preschool (2 - 6) | Primary (7 - 12)

How to Inculcate Love of Reading in Your Kids

It’s no secret that the ability to read and the love of reading are invaluable skills to pass on to our kids. But our kids these days are not reading as much as they should. School work and extra-curricular activities monopolize a bulk of their time.  Handheld gadgets, television and internet via for their precious…

Reading Motivation for Kids: A Critical Life-skill to Cultivate
Career | Preschool (2 - 6) | Primary (7 - 12)

Reading Motivation for Kids: A Critical Life-skill to Cultivate

Warren Fernandez, Editor of The Straits Times, has to read many essays as well letters from people who write in to the newspaper to offer ideas, or look for a job. He says that the ones who stand out, are those who get the basics right – they pick the right words, they use them…

Bookyboo – Personalized Books For Your Children
Preschool (2 - 6) | Reviews by Us

Bookyboo – Personalized Books For Your Children

Nothing entices a child to read more than a book that promises adventures with words and images that provoke the imagination of a young mind. Even more attractive if the hero or heroine of the story turns out to have the same name as your child! Bookyboo offers such personalized storybooks where the storyline involves the…

20 Ways To Get Our Kids To Think — Join The Current (Giveaway)
Giveaways | Primary (7 - 12) | Secondary (13 - 17)

20 Ways To Get Our Kids To Think — Join The Current (Giveaway)

Should children aged 10 to 14 be introduced to the current affairs? Are they ready to be exposed to the grimmer side of the world? Are we parents prepared to have our pre-teens moulded in their thought process? That’s food for thought… Like medicine, I think we should introduce our children to what is happening around the world…

Time Travelling Adventure: A Narrow Escape
Fun With Kids | Media Invite

Time Travelling Adventure: A Narrow Escape

{Media Invite} We attended a Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) event on 14 June (Sunday) which began with an animated story telling session of the The Fearless Twins and the Magical Kaleido: A Narrow Escape.  The story involved twins Toby and Tammy who found a Kaleidoscope – a time machine that could take them back to…

Develop Your Child’s Thinking Tools For Life
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Develop Your Child’s Thinking Tools For Life

Academic excellence, while important is no longer the sole factor for success. The ability to solve problems and have lateral thinking are other key factors to success. Today’s employers tell us that these are the 10 skills employers say they seek, in order of importance: 1. Ability to work in a team 2. Ability to make…

Giveaway: Word Winder – CLOSED
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Giveaway: Word Winder – CLOSED

Gongxi Gongxi!  We are giving away 3 sets of WORD WINDER game in celebration of the coming Chinese Lunar Snake Year! In our previous post, we shared about the phenomenal word game that took America by storm and arrived on our Asian shores late last year. An incredibly fun, addictive, and challenging game, the WORD WINDER appeals to the child or adult, regardless…

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$10,000 Cash For Your Child To Play

Fisher-Price is giving away S$10,000 to parents who allow their child to play. “Research clearly shows that play is one of the best ways to help children better develop their brain power and learn new things,” said Mr. Anthony Frangos, Commercial Director of Mattel North Southeast Asia, expanding that play has the potential to help set the…

See Clearly with 3M Polarizing Light
Giveaways | Health & Beauty | Reviews by Us

See Clearly with 3M Polarizing Light

Last week, my husband came home with our 6-year-old daughter from her jazz class and announced grimly: “she needs glasses!” It turned out that they were playing the “let’s read the numbers on the license plate of the car in front of us” game on the ride home and she was “losing” because the numbers…

Engaging Parents | Fun With Kids | Secondary (13 - 17)

Schools offering Integrated Programme in Singapore

The Integrated Programmes (IP) have been implemented since the beginning of 2004 to provide clearly university-bound pupils a seamless secondary and junior college enriched education. The pupils proceed directly to the GCE ‘A’-Levels (or its equivalent, such as the International Baccalaureate or school-based diploma) without the need to take the GCE ‘O’-Level Examination. The time…