Sunday, November 1, 2015

#19 Little Twinkle - Big Girl

I was scooping ice cream dessert for everyone. Little Twinkle was beside me trying to "help".

Little Twinkle: are you going to give daddy a huggge one?
Me: yes
Little Twinkle: can you also give me a big one please?
Me: hmm. .. why?
Little Twinkle: because I'm a big girl now, like daddy. So has to eat big ice cream.
Me: Ohhh. .

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Searching for good gymnastic school

Raffles Gymnastics Academy
The Raffles Gymnastics Academy offers a wide range of both recreational and competitive programmes for kids aged 1 year right up to teenagers.If your child wants to train as a professional gymnast, then this is the place for him or her.

It also has a physio-room for gymnasts to maintain good and nutritional diets, and it offers different sports massages and physiotherapy to those who are in need of them.The school also organises birthday parties, anniversary functions and boot camps to give the pupils fun and laughter, to offset its more serious training menu.

Raffles Gymnastics Academy is strongly committed to developing good gymnasts and offering a rich variety of personalized and training regimes to suit individual, schools' and corporate needs.

Training future gymnasts from as young as 18 months of age, Raffles Gymnastics Academy‘s recreational classes have trained many award-winning gymnasts with their fun-filled and personalised training regimes. Helping those kids looking to compete at an international level, these guys also offer private parties, functions and boot camps, so your kids can live and breathe gymnastics.

Must-try programme:
Their 'Kinder Kidz' programme, designed for children aged 3-5 years old, teaches kids gymnastics in a fun and exciting environment. They will get to learn on all the apparatus as well as the trampoline and the tumble trampoline.

Address:500 Upper Bukit Timah Road (The Salvation Army Sport Centre)Singapore 678106
Phone: 68384288

BazGym Gymnastics School
The school has specially designed movement programs to cater to children aged 3-4 years old, and for older children too. This is another school you should consider if your child is interested in professional gymnastics.

Children above 4 years who have acquired fundamental movement skills are encouraged to enroll into their more specialized gymnastics programs to pursue their interest in the sport.

Must-try Programme
In the 'Mini Bear' class, parents/guardians also participate, allowing the child the opportunity to grow comfortably in a group situation at their own individual pace.Activities include use of trampoline, balancing beam, junior bars, balls and hoops.

Address HomeTeam NS - JOM Clubhouse, Level 4 31 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329979
Phonel: 62568191

Prime Gymnastics
Prime Gymnastics is the biggest private gymnastics club in Singapore in terms of training area and students.They have a strict cap on student to coach ratio, giving each and every young gymnast the undivided attention and guidance from international coaches recruited from all around the world, from countries such as the UK and China.They offer a very impressive professional curriculum for little ones who want to be professional gymnasts.

This not-for-profit gymnastics society was set up in 1987 to provide gymnastics classes and training to everyone in Singapore. Offering both competitive and recreational gymnastics classes, kiddies develop balance, fitness and coordination while having fun and making friends! Once toddlers are off and running, they can join the centre’s Gymtots classes — and if your older ones are already tumbling stars, they can move into competitive gymnastics, with internationally trained coaches ready to guide them in the right direction.

Address17A Lor 7#01-190 Toa Payoh, Singapore 311017
Phonel: 67732901

GIM Sports
A Sassy Mama fave since our littlies were only just learning to walk, GIM Sports (the very apt abbreviation of “Gymnastics in Motion”) is an old faithful for classes that improve strength, flexibility and coordination in little ones. Mixing floor-work with old-school gymnastics equipment, their friendly instructors give kids the confidence they need to improve their motor skills and abilities in the gym (and we love that they still offer their PlayGym sessions for teeny tinies on Monday and Friday mornings — these unstructured free play sessions are perfect for active little wrigglers!).

200 Turf Club Road, #04-03 The Grandstand (Turf City), Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6468 1103

The new kid on the gymnastics block, Gymkraft provides something a little bit different for kiddos wanting to push themselves in the tumbling arena. Founded in 2012, classes include basic gymnastics, parkour (also known as free-running up random buildings), artistic gymnastics, dancing, and aerial arts, with twice weekly open sessions for little ones (from 3 years) to learn and develop their gross motor skills in a free play environment. Home to Singapore’s first indoor parkour training centre, this colourful, padded wonderland is well equipped with parallel bars, balance beams, rings and so much more.
100 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399718
Tel: (+65) 9128 4644

Bubbles Gymnastics
Another popular one in The Grandstand enclave, Bubbles offers a fell spectrum of gym classes for little ones as young as 12 months of age. Teaching the basics of gymnastics in a fun, safe and positive environment, their Gymtots programme is perfect for mamas wanting to dip their baby’s toes in a physical activity class. As the kids grow, they can progress into their  other classes, with both recreational and competitive training available for the older ones.
200 Turf Club Road #02-04 The Grandstand (Turf City), Singapore 287994
Tel: (+65) 6466 4656

Asia Gymnastics Academy
Offering gymnastics camps and classes for littlies from as young as three years of age, Asia Gymnastics Academy is your new go-to for kids who want to develop strength, coordination, and flexibility in a friendly environment. Their classes are determined by age group; 3 to 5 year olds go into Kinder Gym, 5 to 7 year olds end up in Jumpy Kids and 8 years and above become Tumble Kids. If your kiddos have a competitive streak, these guys even offer intensive training programmes for youngsters who want to go beyond recreational gymnastics.
100 Turf Club Road, #01-02 Horsecity, Singapore 287992
Tel: (+65) 9772 6449
1 Orchid Club Road, #02-36 Orchid Country Club, Singapore 769162
Tel: (+65) 8777 3313

Friday, February 27, 2015

#18 Little Twinkle - "I don't want everybody"

Last night before sleep, I was trying to teach Little Twinkle to be appreciative for little things that people did for her...

Me: "God - ah ma made this blanket for you because she loves you. Next time when you see her, you should say thank you."
Little Twinkle: ...
Me: "姑姑 buys this aeroplane for you because she loves you and dotes on you."
Little Twinkle: (appears to have made some conclusion in her small mind and appeared upset) "I don't want everybody. I want mummy loves me daddy loves me. I want two only. I don't want everybody." ( she replied in a whining and troubled tone)
Me: ... (startled and not knowing how to respond)
Me: "Hmmm it's normal for family members to love you and dotes on you..."
Little Twinkle: (sounds more troubled) "noooo, I don't want everybody. I want mummy I want daddy. Two."

Heart melts. Mummy and Daddy loves you too. :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

#17 Little Twinkle - First tinge of science knowledge

Just this morning....

Twinkle: Mummy,  my heart here (she points to her left chest where the heart is)
Mummy:... (I was surprised and didn't know how to respond for a while)
Twinkle: Mummy heart here (she continues to point to my left chest where the heart is)
Mummy: wow it's amazing that you know. Who taught you?
Twinkle: my heart beat beat beat (and she makes the heart thumping sound)

I was speechless. Not sure was that from cartoon or school, but I definitely didn't expect that.

(Little Twinkle at 29 months old)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Days Without Helper #1

Our helper just took a midnight flight back to her home country to attend to her domestic stuff. So I am now all alone without any help looking after an ultra-active 2 years old.

After attending a wedding dinner and settling down after 12 midnight, I decided to start preparing for tomorrow's stuff  - by  first looking up my recipe book to find an easy-to-prepare soup for her lunch tomorrow (since I don't really know how to cook and has all along been reliant on my helper all along) and started packing her swimming stuff for tomorrow morning session. *yawnz*  

Pork slices with apple soup (loads of Vitamin C)... modified from my recipe book to suit the ingredients I have in my fridge... hopefully it turns out fine... haha

Half-packed bag for tomorrow's morning swimming session... yawnz
Time to sleep now since the day starts really early tomorrow. Hopefully I can tide through the days without helper.