Extra-curricular learning: 3 ways to encourage kids to learn outside of school

Learning is a very important part of a child’s life. Kids gather information from everything around them like a sponge; they simply absorb everything. Aside from the information they are taught in school, it is also important that they learn outside of it. Parents can help their kids with this by combining fun with learning.             Here are some activities, such as arts and crafts, music workshops, and sports that parents and kids can try so that learning continues even outside of school.   Develop their artistic and musical skills         Outside of school, kids might be interested in doing something creative. For this, the parents would have to explore the idea of letting the kids play musical instruments or create works of art.     Some kids may want to learn from other people by attending summer workshop classes, while some may just want to watch a couple of YouTube videos and do things by themselves. No matter their mode of learning, what is important is that they have their parents’ support along the way.   Encourage them to be physically active at a young age            Kids have a lot of energy, and they are only discovering a lot of things about themselves and the things that they can do. Sports is a great way to let them explore their strengths. Unlike artistic and musical skills, sports usually involve other people. This means that being enrolled in classes and joining teams who share the same interest would benefit the young ones greatly.   Teach them practical life skills        Learning activities for kids can also be the practical...

4 Types of Water Dispensers and What They’re Best For

  Keeping your drinking water clean and safe should always be your number one priority. Millions of people around the globe catch deadly water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, and dysentery because of drinking contaminated water. One of the ways to avoid getting one is by drinking clean water at all times. These days, there are many ways to secure clean drinking water for our household and one of it is to get a water dispenser.   Here are four types of water dispensers and what they’re best for: Top and Loading Bottle Dispensers. This is perfect for getting your drinking water supply because it is contained inside a bottle. The chances of it getting contaminated are very minimal compared to attaching the water dispenser to the pipeline. The Top and Loading Bottle Dispenser is perfect for office spaces and places in your home where the pipeline is too far away to access. Moreover, you can easily move this wherever you need clean drinking water. The only limitation to this is that once the supply of water is depleted, you need to replace the empty bottle for another round of fresh supply of water. Wall Mounted. This is perfect for those who don’t want to be encumbered by regularly replacing water bottles just to get access to clean drinking water. The wall mounted water dispenser is connected to the household pipeline. The water is then filtered inside the dispenser, ensuring its purity all the time. As long as there is a pipeline, you don’t need to worry about clean water source anymore. Counter Top Water Dispenser. If your...

Save Your Skin From The Haze: 5 Useful Skin Care Tips

During haze seasons, forest fires from Indonesia spread abruptly throughout its lands, leaving a thick smoke traveling as far as Malaysia and Singapore. This problem has emerged over the past few years, leaving residents with worries on how to protect themselves from the bad effects of hazy environments. One of the problems people face is the appearance of acne, pimples, and blemishes. When the air is polluted, the small particles suspended in the air could clog the pores. This results to acne, a bacterial infection on the face and skin. Pimples and blemishes might appear too. Thus, it’s important to practice skin care practices to keep the skin healthy. Here are 5 tips to protect the skin from hazy seasons. Cleanse Your Skin Thoroughly Forest fire haze contains dust particles floating around in the air. It’s important to clean your face every evening when you get home to remove those irritating grime, dust, and pollutants from your skin. Choose a non-irritating and gentle cleanser.   Moisturize Always moisturize your skin to prevent dryness. Choose an effective moisturizer that is perfect for your skin type. Moisturizers create a protective barrier between your skin and harmful environmental aggressors. Ditch Those Scrubs Some scrubs may remove the skin’s natural essential oils that protect it from environmental pollutants. Also, scrubbing may lead to skin dryness, making it more sensitive to irritants in the environment such as those suspended in the air during hazy seasons. Instead, you can use gentle cleansers or homemade remedies to exfoliate the skin.   Eat Right Maintaining good eating habits can actually help protect the skin from the harmful...

Choose the Best for your Kids: International Educational Systems Available in Malaysia

Beyond academic excellence, choosing the perfect international school for your child will depend on several other factors. Is the school close enough to your place of residence? Do you want a particular school accreditation or membership for assurance of quality? Can the school cater to your child’s specific needs? But perhaps the most important question to start your search is, what is your preferred educational system and curriculum? To help you make your decision, here are international educational systems that are available in the country.   Australian. If you are looking for a Malaysian international school with an Australian curriculum, look no further. Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) is located in the Mines Resort City in Seri Kembangan, Selangor. It is the only school in Malaysia that follows an Australian curriculum — the New South Wales Board of Studies curriculum — at all levels.   British. One of the best Malaysian international schools with British curriculum is Garden International School (GIS). It is constantly ranked as one of the top international schools in Asia and has strong track record of getting students into the world’s best universities. The curriculum is based on the British National Curriculum of England with modifications to meet the needs of international students. The main campus is located in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. GIS is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).   Canadian. Sunway International School uses the Canadian curriculum. It has a campus in Petaling Jaya and will be opening the Sunway Iskandar Campus in Johor in 2017.   Japanese. Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur uses the Japanese curriculum. It is located...

A Traveller’s Guide: Superb Tips for Inter-City Travel Within Malaysia

Being an emerging nation in the Asia Pacific region, public transportation infrastructure in Malaysia is ultra-modern and relatively cheap and efficient. In fact, all major cities and towns around Malaysia are equipped with an airport strip for ease of convenience. The roads are well maintained as well, meaning you don’t have to worry about experiencing a bumpy ride! Also, much of your travelling in most parts of Malaysia will more likely be by bus, minivan, long-distance taxi, flight and trains. To make sure your commute personal experience around Malaysia’s way about become a pleasant one, below are some handy tips and tricks for inter-city travel experience within Malaysia people should follow all the time. 1) Train Daily travel by train in Malaysia is becoming more and more convenient and a whole lot faster, and with the new introduction of the KTMB high-speed ETS Train in the country (Electric Train Service), people can expect to reach their designated destination within a few minutes than they used to before. Apart from the long running ETS services provided from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh, more new ETS routes are being opened every day around major cities within Malaysia to ensure people, goods and services transportation become much convenient. If you’re scheduled to travel by ETS train anytime soon within Malaysia, at least make sure you check the most up-to-date KTM komuter timetable and ETS timetable online so that you can know whether the ETS train you’re about to board takes that particular route you’re going. 2) Buses Every time you wish to explore more of Malaysia’s striking cities and towns by bus, at...