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Rainforest Hike

Last June (yeah… this is a post that has been long in coming), something that I have waited 5 years for finally happened. My children’s book entitled Rainforest Hike finally saw the light of the day! It finally got published! There were 2 launches. One in KL and followed by one is Singapore. The KL […]

Kids and Smartphones – When to Say Yes and When to Say No

kids and ipads or tablet devices

Recently, there has been an ongoing debate of whether to encourage or ban the use of smartphones or handheld devices for young children.  Cris Rowan has given 10 reasons why handheld devices should be banned for children under the age of 12 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cris-rowan/10-reasons-why-handheld-devices-should-be-banned_b_4899218.html).  On the contrary, Megan Ebert has given 10 reasons why she will […]

June Holiday Activities: Get to know our own Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Asian Folktales and Fables : 7 & 8 June

One of my favourite genre of books when I was growing up was to read this series of “Favourite Folktales from…” and there would be Borneo, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Burma. The stories were short but they contained lessons on values and of course our asian equivalent of pixies, gnomes, magicians, princesses, villain kings, princes. It’s […]