DIY Lunar New Year Paper Lantern

DIY Lunar New Year Paper Lantern

Just a few more days to go and we will be welcoming the Lunar New Year on the 1st of February!

Lunar festival is usually referred to as the “Spring Festival” that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Lunar calendar.

Lunar New Year is celebrated worldwide. Some countries that celebrates this festival are Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and many more!

During Lunar New Year, one of the most common and traditional decorations are round hanging lanterns or “denglong”. These lanterns are meant to imitate the full moon.

For our craft tutorial today, we will be making an easy Lunar New Year paper lantern that you can hang and use as decoration!

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A Reminder Why Reading Is So Important For Your Baby (Or Toddler)

A Reminder Why Reading Is So Important For Your Baby (Or Toddler)

The benefits of parents getting their young toddler and babies to read children’s books are great and many, but what exactly are they? 

By now we all sort of know that reading is extremely important and beneficial to a child’s upbringing. 

We know that children who are exposed to books from young tend to perform better in life compared to those who don’t. 

Over the years, countless studies have demonstrated that kids who read or get read to by their parents experience a much more colorful childhood and understand the world around them better as they grow older. 

But what is it about reading children’s books exactly that bring about such a positive effect on young toddlers and babies? Some parents right now might be reading to their children unaware of what it is exactly their accomplishing, but to help you out, here’s a few insights into the actual benefits. 

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5 Ways To Keep Your Kids Occupied When You’re Super Busy

5 Ways To Keep Your Kids Occupied When You’re Super Busy

The modern-day parent is an extremely busy individual. With already so little time to attend to job responsibilities, household chores, and other personal commitments, it’s also unsurprisingly hard to manage babies and children with limitless energy.

Yes, we all know it’s good for us to take a moment every now and then to play with them or tend to their requests when they’re bored. But sometimes, there’s just so much to do that we unfortunately can’t break away from the task at hand.

When this happens, we struggle to think of things to do or ways to keep them preoccupied and usually resort to letting them do whatever they want—which most of the time involves a huge mess, an injury, or time wasted in front of a television screen.

But it doesn’t always have to be this way. The following are five simple methods that you can use and recycle over and over again to keep your kids engaged whenever you find yourself too busy to do parenting stuff.

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5 Reasons Why It’s Important To Read Stories To Your Kids

5 Reasons Why It’s Important To Read Stories To Your Kids

The mind of a child is full of possibilities and endless adventure. Remembering when we ourselves were young, most of us can recall times where we pretended to be heroes or heroines in our favourite stories told to us by our parents, grandparents, and teachers. Even today, many of us can still remember how these stories played out and the excitement and thrill we got from escaping to a made-up world, even if just for a little while.

Yes, most of us have been raised with amazing stories and it’s no surprise that we’ve continued the tradition by reading them to our little ones before bed or using them to teach valuable life lessons daily.

But aside from being fun and memorable, what else is so great about the act of storytelling? And more importantly, how do they benefit a child’s development during the early years?

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8 Time Management Tips for Moms

8 Time Management Tips for Moms

Being a mom is one of the most rewarding roles a woman can have. But it is also one of the most demanding.

Juggling between career, children's needs, household tasks, and other daily activities leaves little to no room for much-needed self-care. In addition, such a lifestyle can take its toll on mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. 

These 8 time management tips for moms can help alleviate stress in your life and make room for yourself and the people you love. 

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How Do Sound Books Enhance Children's Learning?

How Do Sound Books Enhance Children's Learning?

These days, with the advancement of technology like Youtube and other social media platforms, entertainment and learning has been made easy.

However, there is also the concern of reducing screen time hence some parents have opted for audiobooks as an alternative.

Of course, there is also the question that begs, in ‘how effective are audiobooks?’

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5 Easy Ways To Inspire Your Kids To Become Creative Problem-Solvers

5 Easy Ways To Inspire Your Kids To Become Creative Problem-Solvers

As parents, it’s our hope to raise our kids to become creative individuals who can solve problems and find creative solutions to their challenges. It’s been proven time and time again that being able to solve problems is one of the key traits that allow a person to go further in life.

So, how exactly do we inspire creativity and ingenuity in our kids? It really isn’t as tricky as you might believe. These are five things you can do on a daily basis to transform your little ones into competent problem solvers.

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5 Challenges To Expect When You Become A New Parent

5 Challenges To Expect When You Become A New Parent

Congratulations! After surviving a challenging nine months, you and your partner have managed to oversee a successful delivery and the arrival of a healthy baby. And now that you’re reading this, there’s a huge chance that you’re a first-time parent!

Even so, being a first-time parent doesn’t mean that you’re unaware of the many new and thrilling challenges awaiting you. This might make you anxious, scared, or even excited. But don’t fret. You really don’t have to worry as long as you anticipate what’s coming and prepare well for the days, weeks, months, and years ahead! This list will feature five of the most expected challenges faced by new parents today, and some quick tips on how to deal with them.

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5 Ways To Keep Your Kids Occupied When You’re Super Busy

5 Ways To Keep Your Kids Occupied When You’re Super Busy

The modern-day parent is an extremely busy individual. With already so little time to attend to job responsibilities, household chores, and other personal commitments, it’s also unsurprisingly hard to manage babies and children with limitless energy.

Yes, we all know it’s good for us to take a moment every now and then to play with them or tend to their requests when they’re bored. But sometimes, there’s just so much to do that we unfortunately can’t break away from the task at hand.

When this happens, we struggle to think of things to do or ways to keep them preoccupied and usually resort to letting them do whatever they want—which most of the time involves a huge mess, an injury, or time wasted in front of a television screen.

But it doesn’t always have to be this way. The following are five simple methods that you can use and recycle over and over again to keep your kids engaged whenever you find yourself too busy to do parenting stuff.

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