Experiential Learning: Ski School

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing”. Experiential learning is distinct from rote or didactic learning, in which the learner plays a comparatively passive role. – Wikipedia I’m a huge believer in the value of experiential learning because one of the most effective ways to learnContinue reading “Experiential Learning: Ski School”

4 Reasons Why Kids Should Choose Physical Play Over Handheld Gadgets

Studies show that 64% of children in the UK play outside less than once a week. This is a worrying trend for parents, especially with childhood obesity steadily increasing. More and more children use handheld devices, such as tablets and mobile phones to access information, play and network with other children. In moderation, these technologies can haveContinue reading “4 Reasons Why Kids Should Choose Physical Play Over Handheld Gadgets”

Getting the Most Out of Your Brain Training

There are many ways to sharpen the brain and keep it finely honed – methods that have consistently proven time again through research to be effective. But let’s face it… in the rapid pace of life that we live in, it can be difficult to fit one or two of these activities in. Given the limited commodityContinue reading “Getting the Most Out of Your Brain Training”

Physical Activity Predicts Academic Achievement

Some time back, we wrote about the importance of sports and physical activity for brain development and academic performance. Recently, we reviewed a study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine – that was published after our previous article – which reinforces this fact. In light of our increasingly sedentary lifestyles in the age of the Internet,Continue reading “Physical Activity Predicts Academic Achievement”

Judo Belt – Celebrating the Little Victories…

One year ago, G1 earned his orange belt in Judo. Two weeks ago, he got his highly sought after promotion to green… The road to success, especially in a field that is not your element, can be long and arduous. It is easy to give in and give up. So we must celebrate the little accomplishments, be gratefulContinue reading “Judo Belt – Celebrating the Little Victories…”

How to Maximise Your Child’s Learning Potential

When I was growing up, there were a lot of things we didn’t know about the brain and how it functioned. In fact, we knew so little about it that we often did a lot of things that negatively impacted our learning. For instance, pulling all-nighters before an exam was a norm, perhaps even expected ifContinue reading “How to Maximise Your Child’s Learning Potential”

Activities: Yuber Sports Weekend

Sports is not only a great way to help children build character, but it is also great for brain development and academic performance. If you’re not sure what sports to get your child involved in, try this one… YUBER Sports Weekend is a programme that focuses on building character and social skills for kids 8 years oldContinue reading “Activities: Yuber Sports Weekend”

Orienteering: Great Outdoor Activity for Children

With less children connecting with nature and getting outdoors, orienteering may be just the activity we need to turn that tide. What is Orienteering? It is an activity that requires orienteers to find specific sites in the landscape using a detailed map and compass. Orienteers must visit each control site and verify their visit by collecting unique markers from eachContinue reading “Orienteering: Great Outdoor Activity for Children”

Jungle Gym @ Bangsar Shopping Centre – Review and Halloween Costume Party!

Movement is good for brain development and physical activity can enhance academic performance. When children engage in free play, they learn a whole lot of things we don’t even realise they are learning. What better way to entertain the children this holidays than with an opportunity to move and to play at a jungle gym? As muchContinue reading “Jungle Gym @ Bangsar Shopping Centre – Review and Halloween Costume Party!”

Review: Brain Connection – Building Brilliant Minds @ Section 17

Recently, I was invited to review a school. It’s relatively new and it’s located in Section 17, Petaling Jaya. It is an interesting school because its philosophy veers away from the typically academic-focused preschools that seem to be quite common these days. What I like most about it is the strong emphasis on physical activity and motorContinue reading “Review: Brain Connection – Building Brilliant Minds @ Section 17”