Children’s Eye Care – Slowing the Progression of Myopia

Despite all my best efforts to boot G1 out of the house and give him more sunlight exposure, it appears we have not done enough. It probably doesn’t help with his strong genetic component. In the six months since his last eye check, his myopia has progressed significantly from -0.25 in one eye to -1.00Continue reading “Children’s Eye Care – Slowing the Progression of Myopia”

Parenting with a Growth Mindset

I wanted to put this out there because I feel that sometimes we fall into that trap of needing to create the perfect portrait of the happy family and anything that mars that image is a sign of failure for us as parents. With social media often only showing the best face of our families, we sometimes forgetContinue reading “Parenting with a Growth Mindset”

Creating a Reading Corner

Having a reading corner at home is a great way to encourage children to read more. Even though we already have avid readers who will read just about anywhere in our house, I felt that having a proper reading corner would offer a better reading environment. Besides, G1’s teacher had created a reading corner inContinue reading “Creating a Reading Corner”

Sights and Sounds: The Jungle Gym @ Atria Shopping Gallery

With the haze blowing in and outdoor play being out of the question, I decided to take the boys to the jungle gym to help them unleash their restless energy in physical play rather than keep them cooped up at home where they would surely drive their mother insane. We got word that the BIGGEST Jungle Gym in Malaysia hadContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: The Jungle Gym @ Atria Shopping Gallery”

Summer Holidays – Beating the Summer Slide

When kids don’t read, work math problems, or aren’t engaged in other learning experiences, not only does their education not continue, it can regress. This problem usually occurs when kids don’t get opportunities to learn over the long summer holidays. It can result in these children coming back to school at a disadvantage. This decline isContinue reading “Summer Holidays – Beating the Summer Slide”

Family Fun: Wheelie Sundays @ Publika

Wheelie Sundays at Publika have been a regular feature from as far back as February 2012 and it’s terrible that it has taken us this long to get out there but, as they say, “better late than never”… About Wheelie Sundays@Publika It’s on every Sunday from 7am to 10am. The inner roads are closed toContinue reading “Family Fun: Wheelie Sundays @ Publika”

On Eye Tests, Hyperopia, Myopia and Other Eye Stuff

Vision is a real obsession of mine. Between hubby and me, the boys have the hereditary risk of developing hyperopia or myopia. Early detection is important because children suffering from sensory impairment – especially vision and hearing – can have learning difficulties in school. On Hyperopia Since all children start off long-sighted which eventually corrects itself as they getContinue reading “On Eye Tests, Hyperopia, Myopia and Other Eye Stuff”

Sprained Ankles and Growing Pains

G2 is my active child. He is always in motion even when he’s engaged in a “sedentary” activity. He can read rolling around and play the iPad with his bottom jiggling to the beat of music only he can hear. “Walk” is not in his vocabulary – only running, skipping, and jumping. He is alsoContinue reading “Sprained Ankles and Growing Pains”

Mama, Where’s the Car Engine?

Some time back, G2 asked me about the car engine. Since I know very little about car engines, all I could do was open the bonnet and show him what it looked like. Well, okay, I did point out the battery and I also showed him where the petrol goes in. Unfortunately, that was aboutContinue reading “Mama, Where’s the Car Engine?”

Children’s Books: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

I was looking for a new series to introduce to G1 to expand his reading a little when I came across the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. If you’re a movie goer, you may be familiar with the Percy Jackson movies – The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters. Truth be told, theContinue reading “Children’s Books: Percy Jackson and the Olympians”