Showing posts from July, 2014

The Things He Said

The other day little brother messed up the cabinets and took out all our photo albums. So I asked Kyle if he wants to see my wedding photos?

He was damn excited and said "Yes!"
The album was my actual day photos taken by my wedding photographer 1st Journal and Kyle flipped the cover of the album excitedly. After two pages he started to turn angry..
"Mummy where is me? Is this me?" Pointing to my younger cousin who helped to open our wedding car door. I replied "No, that's a Gor Gor! Darling that time don't have you yet, this is mommy's wedding!"
"Nooooooooooo! Aaaaaaaaaargh!!!!"
For the moment I was stunned. He knew wedding and marry is the same thing! It really felt so sweet, this little boy of mine. He loves watching Shrek and sometimes he will come to me to ask "Mommy! Will you marry me?" 
"No! I cannot marry you! I am married to your daddy already!" 

Learning Difficulties in Preschool Children

I believe many parents are like myself. At some points of my children's lives, I get worried about their developments. And i always believe that if i feel uneasy, i should always bring my child for a check to have a peace of mind, or to get help early.
For development related to learning, it is usually the child's teachers who will be able spot it better in a class of many students and will highlight to you if your child has any learning difficulties, like Kyle's nursery teacher did. As early intervention is crucial in helping children overcome learning differences, it's important that parents who suspected child has any difficulties to bring child early, for a checkup to get the support required as early as possible, as often the help that is received earlier, can help the child to lose or drop any labels (like ADHD etc) as they get older. 
Earlier this month, I was invited to attend a Preschool Seminar for parents and educators, organised by the Dyslexia Association…

Round the Moon, Blue the Sky

Yesterday, I brought both turning 5 years old Big Brother Kyle and 15 months old Baby Kyne to watch the play "Round the Moon, Blue the Sky"! 

Round the Moon, Blue the Sky is a fast-paced, lively and physical production about Smallest Dragon.  Smallest Dragon is always asking questions, poking her nose into things and curious about the world. Her favorite words are WHY and HOW and WHAT! One night she sees the moon, and wonders why it is the shape that it is. Fascinated, she sets off to find other round things – and quickly realises that there are many other important shapes too. As she explores, she also discovers the wonder of colours! 
Combining a unique blend of physical theatre, riveting puppetry, black light magic and lots of audience interaction, this highly engaging and educational performance is specially tailored for children from 2 to 8 years old; although older children and grownups will find much to amuse, enthral and engage too! 

I brought Baby Kyne along as I am …

Vaby Launch, Review and Giveaway!

During late June, our family of four attended the Vaby Launch Party at The PlayHouse and it was a blast! We spent a few hours of fun there with the great venue, good free flow of food, drinks, music and the candy eye decors! Not forgetting the fun baby contest and lucky draw too!

Thanks to the Vaby team, everyone that attended the launch party received a Vaby Box for free! I am happy to be able to review the July Vaby Box! 
What is Vaby Box? First in Singapore, Vaby Box is a surprise mummy & baby (from 0 to 7 years old) sample box delivered to your home every month, containing relevant sample-sized items and discount vouchers that allow parents to try new and interesting products and services. You will not know what you will be receiving, thus there is this exciting and surprising element for parents!

Be Blown Away by the Best Salted Egg Chicken Wings!

Three weeks ago, we were invited to the Marina South Curry House's Retro Yummilicious Press Launch and food tasting! The restaurant was at where my work place used to be, so before the food tasting, I brought my children to my ex-office to visit my ex-colleague!
No, though the name of the restaurant says Marina South, but it is not located at Marina South now, though it used to be there. :) And YES! If you heard of it before or if the name rings a bell, it's the same very famous one at Marina South with the unforgettable curries! 
The restaurant is now located on the 3rd level at 100 am (formerly known as the Amara Shopping Centre). Oh how i miss Tanjong Pagar for it had been my playground for many years when I was working there! The recently renovated 100 am is almost unrecognisable and unfamiliar from the Amara Shopping Centre era.. It's has become a bigger and more happening mall, that is indeed more spacious, clean, bright and welcoming!

Take the elevator up to level …

Baby's on the Move!

Last month, we were invited by Huggies to a fun filled Saturday at The Polliwogs Kids Playground at Vivocity!

If you have not tried the new Huggies yet, please click here to redeem a free sample pack for your LO(s)!

We were given an introduction by the Innovation Experts from Huggies, about how the new Huggies Ultra Pants are designed with a superior fit to better support our active child's needs. As I mentioned in my review previously, the new Huggies Ultra Pants come with a slim and flexible fit, superior absorbency and easy open sides to maximise action and minimise mess.

All the little ones were given samples of the Huggies Ultra Pants and we put it on for Baby Kyne, to let him put the pants to test while at play!

Of course the babies didn't all stayed in the room! After the talk has ended, all the children went out to play! My elder boy was overly excited and going round the whole indoor playground! However, Baby Kyne is different, he doesn't like the baby stuffs but …

Rhyme to Read Worldwide Giveaway

If you are looking for an app on your iOS devices to teach your little one to read, read on to find out more about the "Rhyme to Read" app and also stand a chance to be one of the 3 lucky readers to win it for your child to learn. :) Good luck!  Rhyme to Read Giveaway Sponsored by Rhyme to Read Hosted by Pea of Sweetness Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness
Rhyme to Read is a highly effective program for beginning readers. The program emphasizes word families (e.g., cat, rat, sat) which are color-coded to assist children in discriminating the different patterns. The only prerequisites are the recognition of letters and knowledge of consonant letter-sound connections. Rhyme to Read enables children to feel confident as they enter the world of reading.

Emilee at Pea of Sweetness uses Rhyme to Read with their three children - their preschooler just recently introduced to reading and their 6 and 8 year old who are both homeschooled in the 2nd grade level except in reading. Both have …

Come! Bare Your Soles!

Other the weekend on Saturday, 12 July 2014, our little family of four participated in the Bare Your Sole 2014 charity walk, held at the secluded beautiful Gardens by the Bay East!

Post by Miracule.

It's really heartwarming to know that over 5,000 participants, young and old, and including 50 migrant workers from Kim Seng Heng Engineering Construction Pte Ltd, walk together barefooted, to help raise close to S$300,000 in the fight against homelessness and poverty! The funds raised will benefit Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s local programme Project HomeWorks, an initiative designed to improve the living conditions of the elderly, the sick and the physically-challenged living in one-room flats across Singapore. This includes mobilising volunteers to do proper clean-ups, conduct repair and paint works, and replace bedbug-infested furniture!

Families and friends enjoyed the day out at Bare Your Sole with a variety of live performances by local acts, and dug into a wide selection of f…

Life with an Asperger + The Things He Said

Kyle has been obsessed with Transformers since he was about three years old.

During the beginning of the June Holidays, when we brought him to City Square Mall, we walked pass the Cinema and he saw the transformers movie poster display.

K: I want to watch now!
Hubby and I took turns explaining to him that we were unable to watch the movie yet because it's not yet showing. We pointed out to him the words that it stated "Coming Soon!" and we will only be able to watch it from 27 June 2014 onwards. We promised that we will surely catch the movie when it's ready to show. 
But we had a hell load of time. The boy couldn't understand and of course, he wouldn't leave! He was very convinced that the movie is available to watch as he was able to view the trailer on the TV just besides the Animated movie poster screen! He kept insisting that we were wrong, and pointed out to us that the movie is ready to watch because he can see it already. Sigh, sometimes i wish techno…

Kyle's Chinese Learning Journey & Free Printable Chinese Flashcards Part II

Time really flies and Kyle has already completed two terms with KidStartNow! He had just started his third term with them last week (each term contains 12 lessons).

I must say the the team at KidStartNow really puts a lot of effort into writing and creating their ebook for to incorporate into their lessons, to make it lively and interesting, as well as include important values to be imparted on top of any new chinese keywords introduced.

For example, they had especially created two ebooks to teach meaningful values related to mother's day. But, that's not all! In a recent class, they created an ebook which aims to teach the children the importance of listening to others and not talking over them! (You can click on link to watch snippets of this ebook). Pirate Panda was drenched by rain and shrinked. His friends tried to help him without listening to him explain. That class also covered the weather theme and included easy to sing chinese songs about the weather. Kyle came home…

Fun for Free : Road Safety Community Park Part One

When i was in lower primary, I really look forward to get older so that I can visit the Road Safety Park with the school! It's an excursion only for the upper primary students to learn about road safety, and i have long heard all about the fun from my elder sister and cousins who went! When it was finally my turn to visit the park, I remembered fondly the buses that brought us to the park and we were grouped into pedestrians, cyclists and car drivers, given briefing about the road safety rules & tips, and spent a fun filled day at the park with my classmates!

I recently saw on facebook of my friend who brought her children to the road safety park to play, and found out that the park is now open to public 24 by 7! We can just bring our children to the open park as long as the park is not booked by any schools for Road Safety Day! And it's FREE!

Children will LOVE the park with its miniature installations of traffic infrastructure like traffic lights, zebra crossings, road c…