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    Top 5 Trick Art Museums In Malaysia

    Trick art has never become more fun and it has literally brought art to the masses in a fun, interactive way. If you don’t know what trick art is all about, it’s also known as the ancient art of “tromple-l’oeil”, which in French means to deceive the eye. According to Wikipedia, it is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. In some forms of trick art, it is also considered 3D art and the 3D factor is observed in terms of its height, width and depth. Sculpture, for example, is a form of three-dimensional art. There are many forms…

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    Top 4 School Holidays Activities For Kids!

    School holidays are here and if you’re out of ideas for activities for your children this school break, don’t worry, we’ve got a list of great activities in store for you here. 1. Cool Kids Workshop: Junior Aquarist If your kids are into science and technology, this is the workshop for them! Get them to take part in Aquaria KLCC’s annual Cool Kids workshop at the Station Aquarius. It’s just been opened recently and so far, they have some great workshops for kids, including a different program for children – The ‘Junior Aquarist’. The program is where kids can work independently and explore the life-cycles of a variety of marine…

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    Family Fun At Sun Day Out @The School

    When was the last time you and your family had a fun weekend? The School at Jaya One has got something rather unique called the ‘Sun Day Out’. Held every Sunday from 10am till 4pm, it is targeted to young urban families who are looking for fun activities for their family. Debuted last August, it’s been well received with a range of fun and enriching activities for the children, such as indoor cycling. You can either bring your child’s bicycle or even rent one as they have some for hire so for those who don’t own a bicycle, the children won’t be left out as you’ll be able to rent…

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    Cyber Acronyms Every Parent Should Know!!

    If you thought you knew all about acronyms used on social media, think again.  Acronyms like ‘LOL’ (for ‘laugh out loud’),  ‘ROTFL’ (for ‘roll on the floor laughing’), LMAO (for ‘laughing my ass off’), ‘LMK’ (for ‘let me know’), ‘BRB’ (for ‘be right back’), etc is nothing compared to this list. What about ‘IWSN’ or ‘GNOC’ or even just a number, ‘8’? These acronyms actually mean ‘I want sex now’ for ‘IWSN’, ‘Get naked on camera’ for ‘GNOC’ and as for that single digit, ‘8’, that stands for ‘ate’, which refers to oral sex. Recently, CNN came up with a list of internet acronyms which was collated by Kelly Wallace, with…

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    Top 4 Fun Activities For Children This School Holiday!!

    School holidays are upon us and with it being the longest school holiday in the academic year for the children, it is important to have activities for them to keep them occupied.  And what better way to have them occupied by them having fun whilst learning or experiencing new things? Here’s a list of things to do for the children this school holiday: 1. Living Arts Holiday Camp This five-day holiday camp is tailored specially for kids aged 5-13 years old with promises lots of activity and fun. Kids will be divided into two age groups for the classes. They can enjoy classes like Zumba, gymnastics, speech and drama, and…

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    LEGOLAND Malaysia: LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display

    LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort launched its latest attraction, the LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display, where we broke the news in September.  The attraction features many exciting and interesting facts that is unknown to most. As the school holidays are upon us, make a day out of it or even have a fun weekend getaway with the family at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort. Here are some crazy facts to whet your appetite to entice you to pay them a visit. Do you know that there were a total of 1.5 million LEGO Bricks used to create the LEGO Star Wars Miniland? If you stack up the bricks on top of each other, it is equivalent to 31…

  • Family,  Parenting

    Ways To Play With Your Children To Develop Their Play IQ

    There are so many ways to play with your child these days. So much so that there are perhaps sometimes too many schools of thought. Recently however, Fisher Price had some research that said that babies learn best through play.  From the moment they’re born, babies love to play. But how do you choose the right toy or game for your infant? Here’s what to expect developmentally in your baby’s first year — and the best toys and games for each stage. When babies are playing, they are really developing their Play IQ. They learn about the world around them and develop a wide range of important skills, such as…

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    6 Habits Of Highly Effective Parents

    Parenting is something that every parent knows that there is never one easy answer and that it is something that is ever evolving. Parents find their way with their children and they make it work for their family. It is never as straight forward as one would like it to be because really, there are so many ways and school of thoughts of doing things. Yes, there is no one way of raising children but there are some successful habits that many parents employ to help raise their children and that can help parents connect with their children in a better manner, creating a tighter bond between parent and child.…

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    Top 5 Science Activities For Kids

    With all that fictional characters that children enjoy these days, it is important that children also learn that there is a lot more to life than just their beloved fictional characters and toys. Disney (who hasn’t seen the Frozen craze?!), Despicable Me from Universal Pictures, Sky Blue Studios creating Rio and Ice Age. And of course, dear old Pixar who brought us Toy Story, Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc, Cars, Brave, Up, etc have successfully entertained people of all ages. All these characters being birthed from the wonders of computer science and animation technology. Whilst fictional entertainment is a great way for us to unwind, one cannot…

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    10 Ways To Create Self-Reliant Learners

    Managing daily routines help children to develop independence and perseverance. Daily routines are very important and are part of everyday family life. They help children to develop skills they need and over time, children gradually learn to manage routines independently, helping develop the children’s independence. It may take many months for children to develop skills for managing routines such as dressing themselves, matching buttons to buttonholes, putting on their shoes, learning to tie shoelaces, tidying up after themselves, keeping toys away or helping to set the table. As they keep trying, children learn to persevere. Practice makes perfect and the children also learn patience as well. Becoming familiar with daily…