Reviews of child-related products and services Review of Primary Mathematics Service Providers

It is a known fact that Singapore Primary School Mathematics (Singapore Math) is world class and offers a rigorous syllabus that focuses on problem solving and heuristics, rather than rote learning.  Developed back in the 1980s, the syllabus has evolved and is now very different from what many parents have studied themselves when they were in Primary School.  To support their children, parents will need to unlearn what they had learnt, and adopt the new model drawing techniques that their children have to master in order to pass their examinations.

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With the wide variety of services available for parents wishing to enrich their children in any imaginable dimension, we are spoilt for choice.  While that is a good thing, it does add significantly to the time and effort that we must put in to evaluate and select the services which are most suited to our children. provides a series of reviews with service providers to understand what they are offering, and highlight their specific strengths and weaknesses, to provide parents with a quick overview and signficantly reduce their search and due diligence.  These reviews are completely independent, and not paid for by any service provider.  This is so that we can maintain our integrity and outline the facts for parents to judge without bias.

The reviews involve the following:


Have A New Husband by Friday

"There isn't a woman on this Earth who hasn't wanted, at one time or another, to trade in her husband for a new one. 

Have a new husband by Friday? Is that even possible? To tell you the truth, it's a scam. You can have a new husband by Wednesday if you do it right. Even better, there's no need to trade your man in for a newer model; all he needs is a little tune-up. You can change your husband's attitude, behaviour, and communication in just 5 days.


The Great Panda Chase (great tools for online learning)

It all started when daddy feels that the iphone screen is too small, and is bad for the eyes.  Me, of course, objected as DS is already glued to the screen and I think he is ADHD. Adding more gadgets will just give more excuses for the little one to spend more time on electronic devices.  But daddy went ahead and bought a laptop and tablet.


HP Print Apps - An Alternative to Assessment Books?

Once in a while, a good idea would come along and transform the industry. In many cases, the idea can be very simple but yet so obviously useful that it leaves others wondering why they did not think of it.

Hewlett Packard's newly launched Print Apps collaboration with the local powerhouses in providing academic content - SAP and OnSponge - is a potential game changer in how content is created and delivered in Singapore. At a time where many publishers are embracing the digital medium as their primary channel, HP Print Apps provide a refreshing approach of marrying both digital and print media to deliver customised content to consumers.


Kidz Amaze @ SAFRA Toa Payoh

It was a long queue into the carpark yesterday @ SAFRA Toa Payoh, the spanking new addition to the SAFRA family of clubs. But what greeted us at the basement carpark was pretty.


The Writing Road To Reading

I've had some experience with helping my 3 kids (now 11 years, 10year & 6 years) with handwriting.

First of all, I'm guilty of not realizing that writing is a highly complex task involving so much brain connections fine motor skills which different kids develop at different ages due to their unique developmental age. I now realize from brain science that signs of poor handwriting may be symptomatic of other Brain-related issues eg kids' Visual disabilities/ development delay. But for many children, good handwriting must be taught - it's a skill that needs methodical teaching & learning.


Lego - The Adventures of Clutch Powers

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