18 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn to Play the Piano

We know from Brain Rules for Baby and from Nature Reviews Neuroscience that learning to play an instrument is beneficial for a child’s development. Now it begs the question: “which instrument?” The Wizard Music Academy offers 18 tongue-in-cheek reasons why that instrument should be the piano. I found them to be amusing but also trueContinue reading “18 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn to Play the Piano”

Toddler Humour: Let's Play a Game

Gavin loves to talk.  He started talking early and was into full sentences by the time he was two and a half.  Some of the things he says can be really adorable and funny sometimes and he draws a lot of attention because of his incessant chatter.  When he was younger, I felt I couldn’tContinue reading “Toddler Humour: Let's Play a Game”

Toddler Humour: You Can Do It!

I’ve been trying to teach Gavin to think positively because it really annoys me whenever he claims he “can’t” do something.  Well, it’s good to know that some of it is sinking in – sort of. Hubby told me the following story…  One morning hubby woke up to Gavin’s bright chirpy voice asking him toContinue reading “Toddler Humour: You Can Do It!”

Kids Say the Darndest Things…

While we were in Singapore, we saw a handicap sign beside the elevators near my brother’s apartment. Innocently, Gavin remarked, “The man is sitting on the pot.” The “pot”, by the way, is Gavin’s description for the potty or a toilet.  We often take signs for granted because we all know what it means.  ItContinue reading “Kids Say the Darndest Things…”

Funny Saturday: I Want Transformers

Here’s a true story (names have been altered to protect the identity of the real people) and a great reason why I should be glad that my second child is a boy.  Okay, there might have been some embellishments on my part but the story is essentially correct. A brother – let’s call him CainContinue reading “Funny Saturday: I Want Transformers”

Funny Saturday – the Value of a Pack of Nuggets

Gavin, my SIL2 and I were in KLCC waiting for an elevator.  We often play a game with Gavin to see who can guess which elevator will arrive first.  Since there are normally two elevators, we let Gavin decide first and choose the other one. As it is in the world of adults, we haveContinue reading “Funny Saturday – the Value of a Pack of Nuggets”