Singapore’s landscape in recent years has really changed substantially. Besides the tall skyscrapers, there are a lot more parks, gardens and park-connectors island wide. And most of them are pretty well kept and attracts plenty of nature goers.
I never thought I would say this but we survived Junior’s first major public meltdown. My bub has a really strong character, he is strong willed and can be stubborn at times. He knows what he wants, what he likes and certainty what he doesn’t like.
Remember my nature the teacher post where I mentioned the controversy and debatable topic of introducing screen time (TV / Ipads / Tab / Mobile phones etc) to our little ones?
Yes, so I’ve been having these nagging feeling and was thinking a lot about recently that I polled fellow mummies and daddies in the Singapore Parent Bloggers group. I needed to gain some insights and hear some views.
We didn’t used to frequent Gardens By The Bay until our discovery of the Children’s Garden. In fact, we were really quite impressed with the Children’s Garden and all that it offers. It is a great place for kids, if I say so myself, and my little bub certainly enjoys himself every single time we are there. He loves the water play area the most, especially so on warmer days.
As a child I really liked to read. I particularly enjoyed Knid Blyton’s books and the Babysitter club’s series. I would often spend hours after that making believe and even attempted (embarrassingly) to write my own novel by the name of Petsitter club as I grew slightly older.
At 1.5yrs old, Junior makes his second trip out of the country and my much needed break. I’ve recently just concluded some projects at work and was dying for a break to recharge and rejuvenate. We chose Perth because i) we were travelling with my folks and they loved Perth and ii) I had so many great reviews and recommendations from friends and iii) Australia is such a family friendly country.
Right when Junior was a tiny baby, I’ve always wondered about the things he might like as he grew older. Will he be a “cars” person? Or a “ball” person? Or someone who likes animals like his papa? Will he like to craft? Or prefers to read or draw?
I’ve heard so much about the Alive Museum but haven’t been since they arrived here in Singapore. The Alive Museum was created in Korea and opened its doors at Suntec City in 2014. Every artwork is hand-painted by their artists before coating with a special paint to preserve the quality of the artwork. I have to say this 3D interactive illusionary concept is refreshing and sounds like fun.
As a kid I’ve always liked these meat patties that my grandma makes. I don’t get to eat them often, just occasionally and they goes exceptionally well with ketchup. Once in a while now that we are all grown up now, it makes special appearances and I’ll fall in love with them all over again.
Like all mothers, I often find myself pondering and asking the mister if he thought we were simulating and teaching Junior enough. He is afterall at the stage where he is learning how to pick up words and attempts to form phases with it. He is learning alphabets, numbers and shapes while not so much on colours and most of the time through books and the nursery rhymes animation he watches.