Trip Report: Highlights from Chiang Mai

We might not be brave enough to do the whole World Schooling Experience but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to give the kids a bit of exposure to different cultures during their school holidays. Over the Christmas holidays, we went to Chiang Mai in Thailand where we saw elephants, a 3D Art Museum, the night market, temples,Continue reading “Trip Report: Highlights from Chiang Mai”

Entertainment for the Car – Audio Storybooks

Back in the good ol’ days before iPad, this was how G1 entertained himself in the car. Now that we’ve banned iPads in the car, we’ve revisited an old favourite way to distract the boys so they don’t pummel each other to bits or drive me mad with their endless bickering. Audio story books are also aContinue reading “Entertainment for the Car – Audio Storybooks”

Sights and Sounds: Swan Valley – Western Australia

Just 25 minutes away from Perth’s CBD is Swan Valley. There is so much to do there that you could spend a few days just trying to get through it all. The Swan Valley information site offers a few day trip itineraries you can follow: Indulge your senses Cultural discovery trail Swan Valley family funContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Swan Valley – Western Australia”

Travel Fun: Easy, Screen-Free Games to Play When You’re Travelling with the Kids

It’s the holiday season and many families are probably travelling or planning to travel. With all that time in transit for the kids to get bored, I thought it would be great to compile a list of “screen-free” activities and games to play so that the kids don’t have to be glued to their iPadsContinue reading “Travel Fun: Easy, Screen-Free Games to Play When You’re Travelling with the Kids”

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”

Sights and Sounds: Pulau Pangkor

We took the boys to Pulau Pangkor for a bit of R&R and to celebrate their grandfather’s 60th birthday. As we all know, play is good for our children (the big kids too!) so our fun in the sun was a perfect chance to romp around in the sand and waves. It was quite an adventure forContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Pulau Pangkor”

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”

Magnetic Mighty Mind

30 sturdy puzzle board cards show children how to build and solve puzzles Organized and programmed in numerical sequence All items are enclosed in a handy storage tin. Ideal for travel. Perfect for ages 3 to 8 years old MightyMind, the award winning, highest rated 5-Star activity set is now magnetic. Contains 32 proportional designContinue reading “Magnetic Mighty Mind”

Universal Studios – Round 2

After our first visit to Universal Studios in Singapore you would think that we would never go back to this place but it appears that time and experience has opened up Aristotle to the whole experience of theme parks. This time it was he who begged to go there. Daddy’s original condition for returning toContinue reading “Universal Studios – Round 2”