Author Archives: Irish Yeo

Great Indoor Games for Families

Everyone can be a champion with these silly family contests. By Deborah Way from FamilyFun Tippy Tower It’s hard to say what kids will love more about this game: building the giant block tower or watching it come crashing down. Set up: Collect 15 to 20 empty boxes from your recycling bin (our boxes held …

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[Giveaway] Children’s Travel Essentials For Under $20

Planning a getaway this March holidays and stressing over what to pack to keep your child entertained? Fret not! For under $20, we show you what children travel essentials you can pack to keep them occupied for hours and days!   For Girls: My Pretty Princess Doll Dressing Sticker Pack Price: $13.80 from POPULAR Clementi …

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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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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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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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