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17 Habits of Very Happy Moms

How do those upbeat moms we all envy keep the joy and love flowing? In honor of Mother’s Day, we sent our intrepid reporter to uncover their secrets. By Marion Winik from Parents Magazine 1. Ask for help Happy mothers are not afraid to ask for help from family and friends. While morose, martyred moms miss …

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Overcome your preschooler’s fear of Maths

Math is important in the all-round development of a child’s education. Incorporating Maths into interactive games can help to enhance mathematical development and curiosity. Furthermore, by using different materials and resources in planning certain activities for classrooms, this can make Maths more interesting for students. Kindergarten Math games are a good way to start helping …

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Guide to Kids’ Outdoor Sports in Singapore

Kids (literally) bouncing off the walls? Want to get them signed up for some serious sporting to burn off all that energy? Then look no further mama, we’ve uncovered some of the best outdoor children’s sports in Singapore. From tennis and soccer to basketball and even a rather civilised spot of sailing, tie up those …

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The secret to making fine motor skills activities for children fun

Fine motor skills activities for children are the best way to ensure proper development and practice of fine motor skills to promote the most functional use of a child’s hands. Normal development demands that children are able to accurately and effectively use the small muscles (intrinsic muscles) in their hands. These intrinsic muscles will be …

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[Giveaway] Classic Toys, Updated

(Note: Giveaway details are at the end of the post.) Check it out — your favorite retro toy has been revamped for today’s modern tots. By Jessica Hartshorn from American Baby The Strong National Museum of Play, in Rochester, New York, inducts the original versions of classic toys into its National Hall of Fame. We …

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Child motor skills and Academic Success

One of the unfortunate side effects of the tremendous technological advancements of the past twenty-odd years is the diminishing of physical playtime for children. Kids are no longer enticed by the prospect of playing sports, riding bikes or just going on adventures, since they have electronic outlets that do all of those things for them …

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Farms In Singapore

Living in the 21st century with so much technology accessible to our children, it is easy for them to develop sedentary lifestyle. Nothing beats going out on an excursion trip with your children to the different farms in Singapore where your children can enjoy nature first hand! Don’t be surprise, despite being a small city, …

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Pretend play food enhances cognitive development

Studies show when young children play with high-quality pretend play toys, many levels of their mental and emotional growth are enhanced. On a social plane, after regularly participating in these play activities, children become better able to express themselves having developed linguistic skills early on. Their problem solving ability including mathematical and logical reasoning and …

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New Kids (Indoor Playgrounds) On The Block

Two more new indoor playgrounds have just sprung up in our little Singapore town. Over in Katong, Ho2T (say “Hot”) Playland is a cosy, colourful, fully-padded affair within the newly-refurbished shopping mall Katong V. Hop over to the newly renovated Suntec City near Tower 3, and you’ll find the fourth Polliwogs in Singapore. Little Day …

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How to handle preschool bullies

Your first clue that something is up might be when your preschooler says, “Kids are mean to me” or “I hate so-and-so, and I don’t want to play with him anymore.” In my case, the eye-opener was when my son, Kevin, brought home his preschool class picture. As he pointed from one smiling child to …

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