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”

Jungle School – A Forest School in Malaysia

We were introduced to Jungle School when G2 was in EYC. It was a new initiative championed by G2’s class teacher who had a very positive experience with the forest schools in the UK. I confess that I loved the idea right from the outset. There was no need to convince me why we neededContinue reading “Jungle School – A Forest School in Malaysia”

Boost Your Productivity, Mood and Health with Nature Sounds

We have previously explored the link between nature and the brain from the perspective of being immersed in nature and the visual effect of looking at nature but it recently occurred to me that I have never really looked into the effects of listening to sounds of nature. Perhaps it is because I already know at someContinue reading “Boost Your Productivity, Mood and Health with Nature Sounds”

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”

What are the Benefits of Nature on the Cognitive, Emotional, and Physical Health and Development of Children?

I fell down recently and took skin off both knees. It was quite nasty. Aristotle and Hercules were in awe of my wounds. Most probably because they have never sustained such injuries before and that got me thinking… When I was Hercules’ age, I had already experienced my fair share of grazed knees. So hadContinue reading “What are the Benefits of Nature on the Cognitive, Emotional, and Physical Health and Development of Children?”

Love Conquers All – Including Your Genetics

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. – Barbara de Angelis Babies need love to thrive – it can be the differenceContinue reading “Love Conquers All – Including Your Genetics”

Getting Back to Nature in a Concrete Jungle

The haze is back and it has put a serious damper on our outdoor activities… No, that is not a dirty window or “mist” creating that mountain air appearance in the photo above. On a good day, it should be blue sky and a city skyline. Today and the last couple of days (with eachContinue reading “Getting Back to Nature in a Concrete Jungle”