Digital Learning for Young Children – Math Skills

When the boys were younger, I used apps and online math games to support their math skills development. Admittedly, it was a little experimental since we couldn’t be sure how effective digital learning was. Most importantly, we didn’t know how well it could translate to physical math learning. The following study takes a closer lookContinue reading “Digital Learning for Young Children – Math Skills”

Be a Star at Kidzania!

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Be A Star Variable Programme is back for an even glitzier second season! Here’s your chance to be a Zuperstar! Calling all budding performers! KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Be A Star variable school-holiday programme is back by popular demand, following the stellar reception from the programme’s debut last year. ThisContinue reading “Be a Star at Kidzania!”

Active Screen Time: PokemonGo for Developing Logic and Reasoning

A while back, G1 wrote us a thousand-word essay expounding the benefits of playing Pokemon Go. After joining him on this quest to see what all the fuss is about, I have some new benefits to add to the list. Coming fresh from the last post’s discussion about the benefit of active screen time, IContinue reading “Active Screen Time: PokemonGo for Developing Logic and Reasoning”

Calming Activities for Kids

Recently, I wrote about a workshop I attended on Helping Children Manage Anxiety. It is a topic close to the hearts of many parents, myself included. The following guest post extrapolates further on the subject providing several calming activities you can try with your children when they’re feeling stressed or anxious. It is written byContinue reading “Calming Activities for Kids”

Learn With Mochi Screenless Coding

CreativityBox.org, an education technology public-benefit corporation, is launching its first consumer-facing product for children ages 3-6. Mochi Screenless Coding is designed to teach young children how to program without a screen. The learning experience—which includes stories, hands-on coding, and a real-world programming environment—aims to tackle the widening opportunity gap in access to high-quality STEM education. FiveContinue reading “Learn With Mochi Screenless Coding”

Educational Gift Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is around the corner again, so I’ve been doing some online window shopping for educational Christmas gift ideas. Of course, they also have to be cool gifts – as in, the kind of gifts I would love to receive myself. Here’s what I found… The Coding Educational Gift List Okay, I obsess a littleContinue reading “Educational Gift Ideas for Christmas”

Communication and Mental Health

The talk at school today was on Communication and Mental Health by Natasha Devon. It was the first time I’ve heard her speak and she is an excellent speaker. I highly recommend hearing her talk if you ever get the chance to. I really wish I’d gone in with a tape recorder because she didn’tContinue reading “Communication and Mental Health”

Helping Children Manage Anxiety

With camp around the corner, G1’s anxiety levels are at an all-time high. It was pretty good timing that our school ran a workshop on anxiety and learning to manage it. These are my notes from the workshop (with annotations)… Defining Anxiety Anxiety is defined as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about somethingContinue reading “Helping Children Manage Anxiety”

KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Spooky Fun Festival

There are two things my boys really enjoy – Kidzania and Halloween. Combine the two in a Spooky Fun Festival and you know it is a “must go” event! Unfortunately, we couldn’t make it to the opening launch, but we’ll have the rest of October to experience this spooktacular event. KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Spooky FunContinue reading “KidZania Kuala Lumpur’s Spooky Fun Festival”