The Misadventures of Max Crumbly by Rachel Renee Russell- Locker Hero, Middle School Mayhem and Masters of Mischief (with Giveaway!)

Bestselling author of Dork Diaries, Rachel Renee Russell has come up with a new series called “The Misadventures of Max Crumbly”. Once again written in the form of journal entries by a kid in middle school, it appeals especially to readers who are just transitioning from picture books to chapter books, given the many illustrations on almost every other page… Read more →

Jewel Changi Airport’s Canopy Park

These days, design is everything. And Canopy Park at Jewel is certainly top-notch in design. From each individual attraction to how the sequence within the park is planned, it all bears testament to deliberate, well thought-through design. And no wonder, for the 14,000 square metres of play attractions are the creation of top designers from Singapore, the UK, France, Germany… Read more →

KidStartNow Experiential Writing Camp

Writing compositions are the bane of some kids’ lives. But writing doesn’t need to be a chore, as this compo camp shows! Having kids engage in an activity before writing about it, brings real life into their writing. Instead of memorising phrases alone or just copying out entire essays, this experiential writing camp helps to kindle more interest in kids… Read more →

Changi Experience Studio – Changi Airport, Jewel

Tucked away in a corner of Jewel is the Changi Experience Studio. To us, it was a state of the art experiential museum that is highly interactive. I’ve never come across anything quite like it. Walking through the expansive space, one is first immersed in the rich history of Changi Airport, and then brought into the present, the future, and… Read more →

Cognitive Whizz – A Science Escapade!

When I sat through part of this camp, I couldn’t help thinking that this is what education should ideally be like – lots of hands-on learning, a small student-teacher ratio, and picking up knowledge almost subconsciously because there’s so much fun in the process! If only we had the luxury of porting this over to every primary school. And no… Read more →

New Life Stories – Sharing love through reading

After I read TIWILL last year, I felt I had to do something, no matter how small. Something that would make a concrete difference towards narrowing this gap. Something beyond giving money. Something more tangible. My friend Mel pointed me to the “New Life Stories” site, and I was sold. It was such a meaningful initiative, and reaches those that… Read more →