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.
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.
Wanna share another indoor playground we brought our girls to recently.
DD2's birthday fell on first week of October, after Children's Day to be exact. We brought her to SAFRA Jurong @ The Canopy last year & she loved
it! Actually, we ALL loved it. If you missed that review, click the blue link above to catch up..
This year, after much recce-ing... decided to bring the girls to Polliwogs. Down where East Coast Park is.
Every year, parents are faced with the same question: how to make the holidays both fun and constructive for their kids. More families are turning to holiday enrichment programs as a way of adding value to the holiday camp experience.
But not all holiday enrichment camps are created equal. Here are some points to consider when evaluating programs for your son or daughter for this holiday.
Several camps position themselves as “enrichment programs” when, in reality, they are glorified and expensive vacations for the students who attend. Do the kids like these camps? You bet. But before signing up, take a good look at the program’s schedule of activities. Close inspection may reveal that there’s far more downtime and unstructured free time than there is quality enrichment.
"Shel Silverstein's the Giving Tree is a very short story carrying weighty message. As an adult reader, I love it very much. ....DS asked me a lot of questions and we had an very interesting discussion about life and relationships. this simple story will stimulate your emotion and discussion....It is about the relationship between a tree and a boy. the tree loves the boy so much that it is willing to let the boy cut down its trunk and make a boat to sail away...
there is a controversy on whether the tree's unconditional love can make the boy happy....
personally feel the simple story depict complexity of life and relationships...." HyperKiasu
Once a while credit cards give a really good deal. I quoted this from another blog here. If you are a frequent AXS user, which many of us are, you will notice this good deal offer till Jan 2011. Just make payment using your DBS or POSB card and every $50 gives you a chance to win a condominium. However, many of us fails to see the last wording - Terms and conditions apply. And as always, you will only find out the terms and conditions later, usually a little too late.
Since I said yes to participate in the FREE draw,I became extremely popular. I get invitation to all kinds of property prelaunches on office phone, mobile phone, sms, and email. I have calls from ERA, orange and whatever you can think of. And the best part is, they love you so much, you decline or unsubscribe but the love notes keep coming. It has been a long time since I felt so pampered.
It was DS's childcare holiday. So we decide to make a trip to Jacob Ballas Children's Garden. It was a hit with DS. The place have a great variety of things to play with and lots of room to run and explore. It was great for mummy too as there is plenty of beautiful trees and flowers with clear signs and little bits of information around the garden to make the trip an educational one for both of us.