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For a smile on your child’s special day: Six attractive birthday gifts for children

Parents often have to rack their brains during birthdays of their children. They have to shoulder the responsibility of hosting a party, buying gifts, catering, and inviting guests among other tasks...

Prepare for an out-of-the-ordinary summer break

Summer holidays – does this phrase conjure up memories of relaxed months that you spent playing with friends in the neighbourhood, of going to grand parents’ and relatives’ homes, with...

Patterns with Rubik’s Cube

John Dewey, a 19th century philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer said, “If we teach today as we were taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow”. We must keep children...

Simple exercises to boost creative thinking skills

People often ask me about improving creative thinking skills. I suggest some simple stuff like the exercises that follow. The newspaper test Step 1 Write down as many different uses for a Newspaper....

The Benefits of Creative Activities for Children

We all know people who love to indulge in creative activities like painting, crafting, writing, dancing and so on. Ever wondered what keeps them going? What makes this someone keep making hand...

Top 10 Ways to Keep your Child Entertained on a Long Journey

Parenthood changes so many things and one of them is travelling. It is never easy to travel with children, no matter their age, or whether you have one child or more. The flip side is that parenting...

The Numbers Magician: Teaching Children Maths Skills through Board Games, Part 2

Read Part 1 here. Last month we learnt about introducing ‘Singapore Math’ and ‘Hands-on Math’ concepts to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners (Age 2 to 6 primarily). Today we shall...

The Importance of Self-Directed Play in Toddlers

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog. Consider the following things and how important they are in your life. Successfully finishing a meeting and coming closer to...

Using Mind Maps to Boost Children’s Creativity

This is a good game to try with children above 5 years old. Write the word “Cake” in big bold letters in the centre of large blank sheet. Ask the child what it reminds them of. There are no...

The Numbers Magician: Teaching Children Math Skills, Part 1

Math is one subject we cannot distance ourselves from – whether we make a career out of it or not, Math is an essential part of life. Math is more than just mastery over basic number functions. It...