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Lessons from a Hiking Adventure in Kota Damansara

Over the Summer Holidays, we took a hike through a new trail in Kota Damansara. I had never been there before, but I thought we would try something new. I think I remember seeing the words “family friendly” somewhere and figured the boys could manage it. The trail we took was pretty easy up untilContinue reading “Lessons from a Hiking Adventure in Kota Damansara”

Singapore Holidays

We’re big subscribers of experiential learning, and holiday trips can offer some terrific experiential learning opportunities for children of all ages. This is a trip report of our recent visit to Singapore when I took the boys: to attend their first ever Pokemongo Safari Zone event visit the newly opened Pokemon Center in another newlyContinue reading “Singapore Holidays”

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”

A Forest Adventure in Bedok

I like to think I’m a pretty adventurous person – from climbing trees and stemming doorways as a child to caving, hiking and rock climbing as an adult, I always thought that my kids would be the same. It turns out that they are far more like their father than me in this department. Nevertheless, IContinue reading “A Forest Adventure in Bedok”

Martial Arts: Judo – Day of the Judoka

Some three years ago, I insisted that G1 pick up Judo for the following reasons: sports and physical activities are good for brain development physical activity offers health and fitness benefits martial arts are good for self-defense they develop confidence, focus, and concentration martial arts cultivate respect and discipline they teach persistence, resolve and perseveranceContinue reading “Martial Arts: Judo – Day of the Judoka”

The Master Builder has Arrived

During the Christmas holidays, I was trying to get the boys back into the mood for creative LEGO play so I decided to inspire them with my own creation (MOC). I took the LEGO Mountain Hut… …and modified it by constructing a mountain behind it… …with a secret hideout: I was hoping to inspire G1 to workContinue reading “The Master Builder has Arrived”

Lego Mixels: Introducing the Aquamites

G1 has been wondering about the LEGO Mixels Series 8 – what will new ideas will LEGO come up with next? So I suggested that he come up with his own series 8 instead of waiting for LEGO. Here’s his LEGO Mixels MOC Series 8 (please note, he says, he does not have all theContinue reading “Lego Mixels: Introducing the Aquamites”

The Targimals and the Endless Night

Creativity is the most important quality we can have, and it is important to nurture it in our children. So we backed a Kickstarter project – Forge of Honor – as part of our ongoing effort to cultivate their creativity through imaginative play. The boys and I recently came up with a story for the Targimals called The Targimals and theContinue reading “The Targimals and the Endless Night”

Summer Holiday Fitness with Mama the Drill Sargeant

G1 is not particularly partial to sports so when the Summer Holidays came, I got a little worried because I knew that all physical activity would go out the door once he no longer had to do any compulsory activities from school. Since we all know how important physical activity is, the drill sargeant kicked in and here’s how we managed to stay active… WeContinue reading “Summer Holiday Fitness with Mama the Drill Sargeant”

On the Hunt for Dinosaur DNA in Bukit Dinding

Our foray into nature and the great outdoors continues in Bukit Dinding… The drill sergeant, aka Mum, sent the boys hiking again. This was Daddy’s trail so even I had no idea how far we were going. I half expected that we would have to turn back before making it all the way to the top butContinue reading “On the Hunt for Dinosaur DNA in Bukit Dinding”