Monthly Archives: February 2015

Great kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore

Becoming a parent does not mean that you should stop enjoying nice dinners in refined restaurants, right? We understand how difficult it may be to find kid-friendly restaurants – a place where your kids are kept entertained, while you relax and enjoy the atmosphere and good food? But wait…what if we were to tell you …

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Sock Puppet

Making a sock puppet is fun, quick and easy. They make great tools for play and teaching nursery rhymes to your child. Things you need: Socks Red coloured card Pom poms Rubber band Craft glue Cotton balls White buttons scissors Instructions: Tie a rubber band around the tip of the big sock. Stuff the socks …

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Teaching Nursery Rhymes to Children

Nursery rhymes are a fun way to use your imagination and a wonderful way to teach your child how to read, listen, and speak. Nursery rhyme activities are wonderful in teaching children at a party or in the classroom. Here are some great tips for teaching nursery rhymes: Glow in the dark stars can be …

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A Kiddy Feasting guide for the Chinese New Year

Ms Letty Shiu, a Nutritionist at the Youth Health Division of the Health Promotion Board, offers timely advice on how to rein your child back when he or she is faced with a plethora of yummy Chinese New Year goodies. Chinese New Year (CNY) is just around the corner. During this festive season, there’s reason …

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Grow that vocabulary

Between birth and the age of 10, a child’s brain will absorb and remember more information that at any other time in his or her life. Hence, if you have a young child, this is the best time for you to help him or her grow an internal ‘word bank’ as preparation for future success. Here, …

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Chinese New Year is just around the corner! Aside from a thorough spring cleaning, it is necessary to decorate the home with auspicious ornaments. To avoid thronging through the crowd at Chinatown to shop for CNY décor, why not make your own CNY ornaments out of readily available red packets? Not only is this a great way to spend family time together, it is also a good opportunity to educate your kids on Chinese traditions.

Here are 3 simple CNY crafts that can be made out of hongbaos:
1) Hongbao Lantern
Red lanterns symbolize good luck and is believed to ward off evil.


2) Hongbao Pineapple
The word “pineapple” in Hokkien is “ONG LAI” which means good luck comes. Hence, the pineapple symbolizes hopes for a good fortune in the new year.


3) Hongbao Ornamental Goldfish
The Chinese word for fish is yú which sounds like abundance and surplus.

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Celebrate Chinese New Year 2015

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore’s Jubilee year. Check out these places as you usher in the new year. River Hongbao 2015 Enjoy free admission to the 12-day carnival at The Float@ Marina Bay from Feb 17 to 28. Some of the highlights of the carnival include tightrope-walking, lantern displays and photo exhibition of Chinese New …

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Let’s read: Paving the road with patience

Some children take to reading a little later than others, but once you have shared the love for the written word with your child, it is a gift for life. A mother shares her journey…. As a child, I loved reading. I felt very comfortable with both and had no idea that some kids just …

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Hong Bao Fish

Decorate your house this Chinese New Year with golden Hong Bao Fish. Rope in your kids to fold and staple this quick and easy to make craft! Fold the four corners for all the red packets. 2. Staple the corners of four red packets. 3. Do 2 sets of four red packets. 4. Staple the …

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Your Child’s Handwriting

  Your Child’s Handwriting Before you read this article, quickly write the answer to this question: What is your favourite colour? This might have seemed like an automatic and mindless task, but your body and mind had to work closely together to complete a series of steps in the right order. You had to pick …

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