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”

Soft Toy Sewing Project – Making a Minecraft Creeper

Sometimes the best projects of all are the ones you didn’t plan… I was working on the boys’ Ranger Apprentice costumes for Book Week and all my art and craft supplies out when G1 spied a packet of stuffing (or batting – whatever you want to call it). He asked me what it was for soContinue reading “Soft Toy Sewing Project – Making a Minecraft Creeper”

The Wheelie Experience

Breaking out of your comfort zone is never easy. It is especially challenging when you get too comfortable in your niche. Such was the case when we tried to encourage G2 to use the two-wheeled scooter instead of his old three-wheeler. He adamantly refused to try the two-wheeler until his Glider XL met with an untimely accident. G2 hadContinue reading “The Wheelie Experience”

A Forest Adventure in Bedok

I like to think I’m a pretty adventurous person – from climbing trees and stemming doorways as a child to caving, hiking and rock climbing as an adult, I always thought that my kids would be the same. It turns out that they are far more like their father than me in this department. Nevertheless, IContinue reading “A Forest Adventure in Bedok”

Adventures in Funtopia

Breaking out of our comfort zones on a regular basis is good for us. Here’s why: it can make us more productive it can help us perform at our peak it improves our ability to handle the new and unexpected curve balls that life throws at us it helps us get used to pushing our boundaries it helps usContinue reading “Adventures in Funtopia”

A Critical Thinking Exercise

Some time back, I wrote about the importance of Critical Thinking in the Age of the Internet. Although I have spoken to the boys – particularly G1, since he is older and has more understanding – that they cannot believe everything they see on the Internet, sometimes, it helps to have a real-world example to makeContinue reading “A Critical Thinking Exercise”

The Master Builder has Arrived

During the Christmas holidays, I was trying to get the boys back into the mood for creative LEGO play so I decided to inspire them with my own creation (MOC). I took the LEGO Mountain Hut… …and modified it by constructing a mountain behind it… …with a secret hideout: I was hoping to inspire G1 to workContinue reading “The Master Builder has Arrived”

About Introverts and the Introverted Child

A Manifesto for Introverts 1. There’s a word for ‘people who are in their heads too much’: thinkers. 2. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation. 3. The next generation of quiet kids can and must be raised to know their own strengths. 4. Sometimes it helps to be a pretend extrovert. There will always beContinue reading “About Introverts and the Introverted Child”