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The Activity That Builds Brain Connectivity

In study after study, science repeatedly confirms that sports, exercise, and physical activity are good for the brain. Sports and Physical Activity are Important for Brain Development and Academic Performance Exercise Makes You Smarter – Here’s Why If You Only Do One Thing for Your Brain, It Should Be This Exercise Builds Better Brains We’veContinue reading “The Activity That Builds Brain Connectivity”

The Not-So-Secret Basketball Training

I was never very good at sports growing up. You know how people talk about Math as a subject they just don’t have an aptitude for? Well, that’s exactly how I felt about sports. As an Asian girl growing up in Australia – the country where kids are born knowing how to throw a ballContinue reading “The Not-So-Secret Basketball Training”

Ready Steady Go Kids!

Physical activity has been linked to many benefits for the developing child: it makes them smarter it can predict academic achievement it’s good for the brain it helps with emotional wellbeing it helps children develop social skills it’s good for overall health Declining Levels of Physical Activity in Children Unfortunately, for various reasons, there hasContinue reading “Ready Steady Go Kids!”

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”

Some of the Best Lessons are the Hardest to Learn

G1 had sports day recently. It was… um, not too good. He was extremely disappointed about coming last – in every activity. Coming last wasn’t the bad thing. It was his poor sportsmanship that was appalling. It would have been a terrific learning opportunity for G1 – if only he could see it for what it was. TheContinue reading “Some of the Best Lessons are the Hardest to Learn”

Activities: Yuber Sports Weekend

Sports is not only a great way to help children build character, but it is also great for brain development and academic performance. If you’re not sure what sports to get your child involved in, try this one… YUBER Sports Weekend is a programme that focuses on building character and social skills for kids 8 years oldContinue reading “Activities: Yuber Sports Weekend”

Extra-Curricular Activities: Rollerblading at Roller Sports

Some two years back, I took G1 to have a whirl at ice skating. Halfway around the rink, I discovered what a terrible idea it was. One bit of advice we got from the ice skating coach was to try rollerblading first because it is a little easier than ice skating. So here we are… Rollerblading / Inline SkatingContinue reading “Extra-Curricular Activities: Rollerblading at Roller Sports”

If You Only Do One Thing for Your Brain, it Should be This…

Let’s face it, we’re all pretty busy with our lives and we don’t always have time for everything we want to do. If we want to do something good for our brains, it should be something that gives us the greatest bang for our buck; and if we could do only one thing for ourContinue reading “If You Only Do One Thing for Your Brain, it Should be This…”

How to Teach Your Baby to be Physically Superb

Having a second baby has made me ponder over all the things I wish I had done differently with Gavin.  It seems like there are so many things I want to do with Gareth that I never did with Gavin.  Going through it for the second time is good and bad, though.  On the oneContinue reading “How to Teach Your Baby to be Physically Superb”