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Expert Series: Why We Should Not Raise an Indoor Generation

Written by Cai Lin Ng On my first weekend back in Singapore, I saw a continuous stream of cars stopping at a lobby of a building at Marine Parade. Children were being dropped off one by one. I turned to my mother, “Why are there so many children?” I asked. After all this building was nondescript, it did not look like there was anything fun going on inside. “Enrichment lah!” She said, clearly surprised at my question. It didn’t end there While hunting for a preschool for my daughter, I realised that outdoor play was not prioritised here. During school tours, principals would talk about their academic curriculum first, before anything else. It does not help that many preschools are...

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Places to go this Weekend: The MediaCorp Experience Tour

Location: MediaCorp @ MediapolisDate: OngoingHour: Various timesAdmission: $375 (before GST and booking fee) WHAT IS IT? The Mediacorp experience is a guided behind the scenes tour that allows you to go through the world of media and broadcasting.  The entire experience is interactive, and visitors may take part in a film production, be a radio DJ or try being a news presenter too!  This tour is recommended for children 10 years and above. Children below 13 years old needs to be accompanied by an adult and strictly no entry for children below 3 years old.  Check out the video of BYKidO's visit in May 2018 with 10 other families and see what to expect on a visit!  Don't want to miss another BYKidO Event? Sign...

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Expert Series: Ramadan Survival Tips - The Savvy Parent

Contrary to popular belief, fasting may involve no eating during the day however it does not necessarily mean one ends up spending smartly in terms of food and drinks in the evening. Most of the times excessive spending occurs when families visit the popular Ramadan bazaars and markets – often tempted by the mouth-watering dishes. With the fasting month of Ramadan coming up soon, Cuponation Singapore shares some handy tips and tricks for parents and kids to enjoy the fasting month all the while spending smartly. *This article was contributed by Atiqah Khamurudin 1. Set a daily Iftar Budget Photo credits Softnade For parents who have just started training their young ones how to fast, it is perfectly understandable how children...

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BYKidO Moments: Mummy XY Goes to Melbourne with Her Little Ones!

Sharing of articles from fellow Mummies (and Daddies), to help you Bring Your Kid Out, and create your BYKidO Moments!  A write-up of a playground visit, a video of a trip overseas or even something educational to help you Bring Your Kid Out! BYKidO Moments are moments for your Parenting Journey! This week's BYKidO Moment is contributed by Mummy XY who emailed us about her visit to Melbourne, Australia!   We just got back from our holiday in Melbourne. It’s a free and easy trip which we planned to cater for my 2 boys—Julian, 16 months old and Kyler, 4 years 4 months old. This was the kiddos’ first time on flight for more than 5 hours—we decided to try out red-eye flight...

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BYKidO Moments: Mummy Ho & her Little One Take a Trip Outside of Tokyo – Visiting Fujisan & More!

Sharing of articles from fellow Mummies (and Daddies), to help you Bring Your Kid Out, and create your BYKidO Moments!  A write-up of a playground visit, a video of a trip overseas or even something educational to help you Bring Your Kid Out! BYKidO Moments are moments for your Parenting Journey! This week's BYKidO Moment is contributed by Mummy Ho who emailed us about her visit Outside Tokyo! 3 days 2 nights drive to Fujiyoshida, Thomas Land, Fuji Safari Park, Highland Resort Hotel & Spa Highly recommend this route/option for families with kids for consideration as this area is slightly nearer compared to Hakone. Chanced upon this when I read about Thomas Land and Thomas themed room on bumblebeemum blog and after checking...

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