How Adults Affects Young Children’s Persistence

Raising children with persistence. This is a topic that has been very close to my heart since G1 was little. Whether you want to refer to it as persistence, mental toughness, grit, or a growth mindset, I think it all sort of boils down to the same thing. Grit is a “firmness of mind orContinue reading “How Adults Affects Young Children’s Persistence”

Gender Stereotypes: Like a Girl

Let’s talk about gender stereotypes. I wrote about it once before but I made the mistake of thinking it was a message we needed to convey only to the girls. I never thought about the consequences of not discussing this essential topic with boys. It Begins with Conversations When G1 was little, I read aContinue reading “Gender Stereotypes: Like a Girl”

Lessons from a Hiking Adventure in Kota Damansara

Over the Summer Holidays, we took a hike through a new trail in Kota Damansara. I had never been there before, but I thought we would try something new. I think I remember seeing the words “family friendly” somewhere and figured the boys could manage it. The trail we took was pretty easy up untilContinue reading “Lessons from a Hiking Adventure in Kota Damansara”

ArchaeoKidz is Coming to Kidzania!

Parents, if you’re looking for some fun activities for the kids in the upcoming local school holidays, do check ArchaeoKidZ at Kidzania. “ArchaeoKidZ” is part of a variable school-holiday programme where children can experience a series of themed role-play activities linked to history and archaeology. This initiative is aimed at developing historical and archaeological understandingContinue reading “ArchaeoKidz is Coming to Kidzania!”

Moonshot: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

On July 20th 2019, the world will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission. This was the moon landing that inspired an entire generation of innovators and explorers. It remains one of the highest achievements of mankind’s efforts and ingenuity. The technological advances needed for the Apollo program accelerated innovationsContinue reading “Moonshot: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing”

Prodigy Math – RPG that Helps Kids Learn Math

There is a misconception pervasive in our understanding of Math. I’ve often heard it said, “I’m not a numbers person” or “Math is just no my subject”. It becomes that subject to get through and be discarded at first opportunity. Math is like anything else in life that we do. Everyone starts at different levelsContinue reading “Prodigy Math – RPG that Helps Kids Learn Math”

Is Your Child Ready for the 21st Century?

“Soft skills”, “21st century skills”, or “learner skills” (as they call it at our school) – these are the new buzz words for education in the 21st century. We’ve probably talked about them to death – especially about how important they are for helping our children succeed in life after school. No one debates thisContinue reading “Is Your Child Ready for the 21st Century?”

Singapore Holidays

We’re big subscribers of experiential learning, and holiday trips can offer some terrific experiential learning opportunities for children of all ages. This is a trip report of our recent visit to Singapore when I took the boys: to attend their first ever Pokemongo Safari Zone event visit the newly opened Pokemon Center in another newlyContinue reading “Singapore Holidays”