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Viewing life through your child’s eyes

DISCIPLINING a child is probably one of the most difficult parts of parenting. I have slowly learned that it’s not something that can be brandished in a black-and-white fashion. Rather, it requires that you...

Rituals and traditions build happy children

WITH the passing of another Deepavali, Christmas and Chinese New Year, I found myself thinking a lot about the significance of traditions for families. I think traditions tend to take on a new and...

Teaching kids civic consciousness

MY FRIEND Cindy asked if I would consider writing a piece about how children’s behaviour is shaped by how their parents behave. I thought it was a really good suggestion and even more so...

The New Kid from Planet Glorf

What is it? An easy-to-read storybook for young readers presented in comic style that is part of a series called Comics Land. Who is it by? Story by comic book writer Arie Kaplan, art by Jess Bradley,...

Dinosaurs for Breakfast

What is it? An easy-to-read storybook for young readers presented in comic style that is part of a series called Comics Land. Who is it by? Story by comic book writer Arie Kaplan, art by Jess Bradley,...

Review: Wonder Trix Track 2-Way Flipper

MY three-year-old twins already have a marble run toy made from plastic parts that can be put together into different combinations. I was curious to see how they would react to the Wonder Trix...

It starts with reading aloud to kids

I READ a really interesting book recently, The Read-Aloud Handbook (Seventh Edition) by Jim Trelease, in preparation for a children’s picture book reading we are planning to do at the art gallery I work...

Review: Mini Sporty

AT THREE, my twins have somewhat outgrown certain types of toys, like large toy cars similar to this Mini Sporty wooden vehicle by Thai toy manufacturer Wonderworld. Or so I thought …. I was going...

Willbee the Bumblebee

What is it? A children’s picture book with a CD of the text put to song. Who is it by? Story by mother-and-son team Craig Smith and Maureen Thomson, illustrations by Katz Cowley, music by Craig Smith...

Arts just as important as Science for kids

AS a young student, I always enjoyed Language and Art better even though I was also interested in Science. Despite my natural affinity for the Arts, I ended up studying Pure Science in secondary...