Entries by Denise

Arty Smarty: Firecracker Shakers, Happy Lunar New Year 2021!

Lunar New Year may not be bustling and atmospheric this year, with fewer home visitors and restrictions, however, we can keep up the joy and spirit of this Chinese celebration within our own homes with handmade decorations! It is a great way to spend the long weekend with your children, if you haven’t already got […]

Does Christmas music make you feel warm and fuzzy?

Christmas has always been my favourite holiday. Seeing familiar, decorative symbols and memorabilia plastered about town puts me in the mood to decorate my home, and play Christmas-themed music. With Christmas being celebrated close to the end of the year, it also seems like a reasonable culmination of the year. What I like most about Christmas […]

Phase: Trucks! Exclusive Interview with Jim Gardner of Twenty Trucks

At some point in our lives, we have all gone through different phases of “favourites”. These phases became more apparent to me as a Mum. As a toddler, my eldest first developed an interest in buses. He influenced his younger brother, and subsequently my youngest, his sister. Over time, their interest in buses waned, and […]

Musical games to play with your children

Children generally love games and music. Why not combine the two and play musical games with your family? These musical games I will share, may not necessarily reinforce musical concepts, although you can adapt the game rules to include objectives to teach musical concepts. I will include some ideas for music lessons, and also share […]

Musikgarten – Family Music for Babies (FMB)

Music for babies? And why not? Just like how music can be therapeutic for you, it may well work for baby too. Research has also shown that studying music from a young age profoundly influences cognitive development. – Bloom School of Music & Arts is one of the few music schools in Singapore to offer […]

Happy Fathers’ Day 2020

Fathers’ Day is coming up. Here are some practical gift ideas for the important men in our lives:   For the musical Dad Learn, and perform Daddy’s favourite song. Whether on the piano, the guitar, or just crooning away on the microphone, your performance will melt Daddy’s heart. Don’t know how to play a musical […]

Exclusive Interview with SILOWAV

Music is a wonderful medium for us to express ourselves, and it is known as the universal language for a reason. Music can bring people together, and through songs and lyrics, people share their emotions, their experiences, and their love. Music artistes understand this, and often have a fiery passion to create quality music. One […]

Music as enrichment 2020

During this time of the year, parents are busy getting their kindergartners ready for primary school, as the registration for P1 has already begun in phases. In Singapore, all citizens have the privilege of a compulsory six-year primary school education. Here’s a look at the overview of Singapore’s education system: Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) […]