From Cadbury with Love – a Sweet, Chocolate Experience

G2 is learning about chocolate at school as part of his enquiry unit. One of the projects he is working on involves the research and development of a fictitious chocolate treat. After conducting some market research, his team will have to design and promote their idea. Our school encourages parent engagement to support our children’s learning.Continue reading “From Cadbury with Love – a Sweet, Chocolate Experience”

Beach School – Therapeutic and Educational Benefits

Jungle School (aka Forest School) and all the wonderful benefits associated with it. Beach School is just the natural extension to the Jungle School concept. Like Jungle School, the Beach Schools have really taken off, promising just as many benefits to our children. Forest School (aka Jungle School in Asia) is an inspirational process, that offers ALLContinue reading “Beach School – Therapeutic and Educational Benefits”

Woodwork and Building Projects for Junior Builders

Ever since he was little, G2 has been quite fond of “building activities” like woodwork. He loved his wooden building toy set, complete with spanner and screw driver. Even to this day, he still pulls it out from time to time to create random objects. Some time back, G2 decided it was time to stepContinue reading “Woodwork and Building Projects for Junior Builders”

Park Hopping: Best Melbourne Playgrounds

We’ve been on a mission to all check out the best Melbourne playgrounds. We began this undertaking some years back after being blown away by Hays Paddock. Since then, the playgrounds have only gotten better and better. It is almost as if there is a secret competition for the “best playground” award and every council is vyingContinue reading “Park Hopping: Best Melbourne Playgrounds”

Museum Victoria – Melbourne Museum’s Bug Exhibition

It’s been a while since we last visited Museum Victoria – Melbourne Museum but we decided to check it out after hearing so much about the new bug exhibition – Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers. The Bug Lab premiered in Wellington last year at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. We were quite fortunate toContinue reading “Museum Victoria – Melbourne Museum’s Bug Exhibition”

Sights and Sounds: MinNature – Indoor Miniature Exhibition

The kids are on school holidays and we were looking for things to do when we stumbled on MinNature. What is MinNature? Located on Level 4 of Summit Shopping Mall (where the old rock climbing gym used to be), MinNature is an exhibition of gorgeously handcrafted dioramas depicting many spectacular wonders. Spanning 17,000 square feet,Continue reading “Sights and Sounds: MinNature – Indoor Miniature Exhibition”

DIY Happy Pokemon Families Card Game

G2 has always been my distracted boy. He is the boy who would put the milk carton in the sink (still full of milk) instead of back in the fridge. With his head in the clouds and rarely on what he was doing, he is the child I worry about when I think about hisContinue reading “DIY Happy Pokemon Families Card Game”

Family Board Games: Rummikub

Good executive functioning helps children succeed and one of the ways you can help children develop their executive function is to play board games. There’s a game I used to love playing as a child. It’s called Rummikub. It’s a little bit like Gin Rummy, but a lot more fun (at least, I think so). Recently,Continue reading “Family Board Games: Rummikub”

DIY Video Project: The Story of the Hokkien New Year

For Chinese New Year this year, I wanted the kids to learn more about their Hokkien heritage. One of the stories I shared with them was about the Hokkien New Year. Unlike the Story of the Chinese Zodiac and the Legend of Nian, there aren’t any youtube videos about why the Hokkiens celebrate Bai Ti KongContinue reading “DIY Video Project: The Story of the Hokkien New Year”

2017 Chinese New Year Fun for Kids

Chinese New Year is around the corner again and it’s time to celebrate with fun and games and food! Here are some of the activities we planned for the kids this year. Chinese New Year Stories In past years, the kids learn about the story of Nian and the Race of the Chinese Zodiac atContinue reading “2017 Chinese New Year Fun for Kids”