Category: school

Beyond the Tiger Mom by Maya Thiagarajan

I enjoyed reading this book a lot more than I thought I would! Maya Thiagarajan writes about both the overt and subtle differences between Asian and Western parenting today, and offers her rich perspectives on how best to educate and nurture our children for the coming age. What hit me first was her well-researched journey into the inner psyche of a… Read more →

JJ’s Science Adventure: Heat and Light – Review and Giveaway!

I was really pleased to discover that there was a local author who has written science concepts into a comic! Not just a smattering of random concepts but those specifically within the MOE syllabus. It made me think that this is one comic that parents will be happy to buy for their kids! But there’s a more purposeful intent behind… Read more →

Year-end Kindy concert

It’s barely November and I’m awash with the end-of-the-year feeling. Guess it started early, since K’s K2 formal graduation concert (at an external venue, with mortar board and all) was in mid-Oct, and shopping centres have started putting up their christmas frills (already!). Some days of rainy cool weather also shout “year end!”, and choir practices for our 4 songs to… Read more →

Happy Teachers’ Day 2014!

I hesitated a bit about whether to document our teachers’ day gifts this year, since they didn’t quite turn out as I had imagined them to! But ah well, it’s not about having a Pinterest perfect life, is it? So here’s what we made, as inspired by what the youths made for all the mothers in church for Mother’s Day… Read more →

Kin Yan Agrotech – Neo Tiew Road farm

I think I was more excited than three-year old B about her school excursion to a farm. The “farm” in question was Kin Yan Agrotech, which I have not heard of, but which turned out to offer a very enjoyable morning! I half-wished it was Oh’s Farm that we were visiting, since I wouldn’t mind reprising the butterfly fun we… Read more →

Our thought process throughout the P1 registration journey

P1 registration is such an emotive affair. As parents, we all have hopes and dreams for our children. 天下父母心,大多也不就是望子成龙、望女成凤。 As we grew up, we formed our impressions of certain schools, from the individuals we met from those schools, or perhaps the school’s reputation, and consciously or otherwise, wished we were from these schools. Our current primary school priority system incorporates… Read more →