Singapore Holidays

We’re big subscribers of experiential learning, and holiday trips can offer some terrific experiential learning opportunities for children of all ages. This is a trip report of our recent visit to Singapore when I took the boys: to attend their first ever Pokemongo Safari Zone event visit the newly opened Pokemon Center in another newlyContinue reading “Singapore Holidays”

2019 Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay

Check out what’s coming to Singapore in June! Every year, Gardens by the Bay hosts a Children’s Festival. This year, as part of a three-year collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia (Disney), they will be presenting something extra special. Coinciding with the movie release, families will haveContinue reading “2019 Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay”

A Forest Adventure in Bedok

I like to think I’m a pretty adventurous person – from climbing trees and stemming doorways as a child to caving, hiking and rock climbing as an adult, I always thought that my kids would be the same. It turns out that they are far more like their father than me in this department. Nevertheless, IContinue reading “A Forest Adventure in Bedok”

Adventures in Singapore – Sentosa Island Fun and More

Being open to experience is a quality that is more important for success than IQ. Unfortunately, being open to experience is a personality trait and we all know personality traits aren’t easy to change. The recommendation for change is usually to take frequent steps in your desired direction (even if they are small ones), so we try toContinue reading “Adventures in Singapore – Sentosa Island Fun and More”

Sights and Sounds: MINT Museum of Toys in Singapore

G2 is learning all about toys at school as part of the Enquiry unity for the term so we decided to take the boys for a visit to MINT – a Museum of Toys in Singapore. It was a learning experience for the boys and a trip down memory lane for Mum and Dad. TheseContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: MINT Museum of Toys in Singapore”

Children’s Garden Water Play and Adventure Playground

Gardens by the Bay just got a whole lot more fun for kids… …or perhaps it’s been fun for a while but we just never noticed these additional outdoor themes… Children’s Garden Water Play The Children’s Garden is located down a path to the right just before the Friends of the Gardens Office (opposite the ticketingContinue reading “Children’s Garden Water Play and Adventure Playground”

Sights and Sounds: Gardens by the Bay – Part 2

See Part 1 – Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Every time we visit The Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, we usually only visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest because it’s air-conditioned. During our recent visit, we finally managed to take a walk in the Supertree Grove and the guided audio tour of the outdoorContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Gardens by the Bay – Part 2”

Great Toys from Playhao

In this day and age, toys are a dime a dozen. Look anywhere and you will find them. The challenge is to find interesting, quality toys with broad applications that stimulate exploration, creativity, and problem solving. That’s why I wanted to introduce a shop called Playhao… Playhao has a carefully selected range of products thatContinue reading “Great Toys from Playhao”

Sights and Sounds: Gardens by the Bay

During our recent trip to Singapore, we paid a visit to Gardens by the Bay. What started out as just another holiday adventure turned into an eye-opening educational experience for Aristotle. About Gardens by the Bay Gardens by the Bay is a 101 hectare waterfront promenade featuring horticultural attractions from around the world. It wasContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Gardens by the Bay”

Sights and Sounds: Singapore 2012 – Part 1

We took the boys down to Singapore over Christmas. In between catching up with friends and family, we managed to see a few sights around Singapore that proved to be an excellent learning experience for the boys – well, Aristotle more so than Hercules. I really enjoyed our trip because this is how I’ve alwaysContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Singapore 2012 – Part 1”