Aug
14
  • How to Throw a Kawaii / Lolita Themed Slumber Party

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    Kawaii might just be the best-known trend you’ve never heard of. Kawaii is, literally, being cute, loveable and adorable – from the Japanese “ka” meaning acceptable and “ai” meaning love. The trend is in essence the movement from young Japanese women from the qualities of refined and beautiful to cute and neat. As a cultural phenomenon, Kawaii is not isolated to Japanese society, and is spreading the globe through pop music and culture icons like Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne. […]

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Aug
13
  • Kids Academy Song App Review

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    Pin It   Songs are a sure hit with kids. They like songs and definitely love to sing along.  Songs are fun way to increase vocabulary, improve pronunciation, and general comprehension of the language.  In this app the lyrics are written in large letters with catchy colors.  Letters or words are highlighted for kids to sing along in karaoke mode.  There are so many kids’ favorite songs to choose from.  Each song comes with an appropriate and attractive graphics which […]

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Aug
13
  • Kids Academy Writing App Review

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      Pin It   Learning how to write is an easy task for kids if their fine-motor skills are developed early on.  This app which is designed for kids age 5 and below will aid them in developing these necessary skills.  The graphics and presentation are responsive and attractive.  The letters and numbers are presented in a simple, but catchy manner.  There is not so much clutter around which lessens confusion, consequently making instructions easy to follow.  The app starts […]

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Aug
13
  • Kids Academy Reading App Review

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    Pin It   The skills that are emphasized and being developed in this app are the very foundations needed for kids to do reading operations.  Kids using this app are assumed to have prior knowledge on letter recognition and sound.  It starts with rhyming words and beginning letter sounds exercises which develop their listening skills and complicated sound recognition.  It will then move on to short vowels sounds, long vowel sounds, and finally being able to write words.  The voice […]

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Aug
6
  • Derick’s First On-Stage Experience

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    Derick (in bright yellow “football” shirt), who’s now 2 and 8 months old danced to “You are my sunshine and Twist” together with the rest of S.I.S.S reception students.   Seeing little ones perform in front of a crowd with confidence and enjoying every bit of it makes parents really proud. Synchronization is no longer important, the mere fact that they were able to go up the stage, perform the entire presentation without throwing tantrums is definitely a major FEAT. […]

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Jul
12
  • K5 Learning Online Reading & Math Program Review

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    Pin It   Reading and Mathematics are important fundamentals kids should master early in life.  As a teacher, I have witnessed how kids loose interest in studying due to difficulty in these areas.  On the other hand, kids who had better Reading and Mathematics foundation have a relatively easy academic life, and have a positive disposition in dealing with other academic subjects and student life in general.   It is every parents desire to give the best possible education there […]

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May
31
May
27
  • Empowered Kids Corner: Unconventional Toys

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    Pin It   Derick, two years old with great passion for electrical things. While other kids are playing with toy trucks and action figures, he on the other hand likes to tinker with  fans,  extension wires, and other electrical devices.  At the supermarket, he gets really fascinated with “electrical fans”, and would rather stay there than explore the toy section. He has other “normal” toys, but his everyday favorites are broken electrical fan, extension wire, electronic mouse, and vacuum pipe. […]

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May
27
  • KidCoder Beginning Web Design Review

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    Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Did you ever wonder how websites, games, and smart-phone apps created by people who made their living from these? Have you in your wildest dream, thought of creating apps and designing your own website? Well, your dream is about to come true.  Even your kids as young as 4th graders can design his/her own website. In this modern, technology jammed times, a know-how is definitely an advantage. Having the knowledge […]

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May
20
  • Supermarket Savings Keep Budgets in Order

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    Life presents many different kinds of savings opportunities, which keep cash where it belongs – in your pocket.  Big savings are easy Pin It to see on major purchases, like automobiles and homes, but smaller savings also add up over time.  While they might not seem like earth shattering moments, saving money on trips to the supermarket have a big impact on your family’s bottom line.  Just think about the number of times you shop for food every year and […]

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