The New Face of Titiwangsa Park

Finally took the boys to visit the newly refurbished Titiwangsa Park that we have been waiting for for so long. Just when I thought the boys had outgrown this sort of thing, I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm they showed when I said we were going. It turns out they aren’t bored with playgrounds;Continue reading “The New Face of Titiwangsa Park”

LEGO Malaysia Brings the “Gift of Play”

If you’re looking for some fun for the family this Lunar New Year, look no further… (also because we love LEGO because it helps children develop many skills) From 5 January to 2 February, LEGO Malaysia will be ushering the Lunar New Year with the “Gift of Play” at: Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur;Continue reading “LEGO Malaysia Brings the “Gift of Play””

Family Activities and Fun Things to Do With Kids

Guest post by Mirandah Hanson – an editor and writer from the RunnerClick. About Mirandah Miranda is a mother and an outdoors enthusiast. She has written on a wide range of topics, from health and beauty to combat sports and everything in between. She is also an avid researcher, experienced in compiling and synthesising data fromContinue reading “Family Activities and Fun Things to Do With Kids”

Story-Based Education for Engaging Student Learning

G2 came home recently and told me that his classroom had been trashed by a troll who came in the middle of the night. If I hadn’t been pre-warned by a teacher from school, I probably would have thought he was telling porky pies. And who could’ve blamed me? It sounded like a scene outContinue reading “Story-Based Education for Engaging Student Learning”

Physical Activity – Get Moving for Lots of Benefits

Yeah, yeah, we know, we know. Physical activity and exercise is good for health and great for your brain. Exercise makes your smarter Physical activity predicts academic achievement Exercise builds brain connectivity Helps with building a better brain It’s the one thing you should do for your brain In fact, a study of 1.2 million people linksContinue reading “Physical Activity – Get Moving for Lots of Benefits”

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”

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”

Kimochis for Social Emotional Development

What do parents want most for their children? According to a survey, happiness came out top for most countries. Even if it wasn’t the top, it was a close second. The problem with that, as Jennifer Senior so rightly expressed, is that happiness is a very high bar and much of the advice on raising happy kids warns us thatContinue reading “Kimochis for Social Emotional Development”

Magformers – for Fun, for Creativity, for STEAM Education

It’s a bird! It’s a submarine! No, it’s Magformers!!! This super cool toy promotes fun learning by using geometric shapes to form countless, colorful structures. Kids ages 6 and up can combine triangles, squares, hexagons and pentagons by their magnetic sides to build flowers, stars, cars, spheres, and more! Magformers are not only fun, theyContinue reading “Magformers – for Fun, for Creativity, for STEAM Education”

Bringing Back Creative Play with Tegu Blocks

If you have nothing else, at least be creative. – How do you nurture creativity in children Why should we nurture creativity in children? Creativity increases their chances for success. Creativity helps them stand out from the crowd. Creativity opens doors for opportunity. Creativity can compensate of having a low IQ but having a high IQ does not compensate forContinue reading “Bringing Back Creative Play with Tegu Blocks”