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在新加坡可以带孩子去的10个既免费又有趣的地方

新加坡有既有趣又免费的地方。

您知道不仅能为孩子提供有趣体验还具有教学意义的适合儿童的免费场所吗?

是的,你没有看错!

新加坡有些既好玩又免费的地方,您可以带孩子一起去,许多人并不知道这个秘密哦!您准备好和孩子一起冒险了吗?

#1: 欣赏中峇鲁的壁画

亮点:传统店屋和现代商店的混合共同形成充满活力的社区,壁画也是这个城镇的一大亮点,家人可以在壁画前拍照留念!才华横溢的艺术家Yip Yew Chong在墙上画出自己的童年生活,这能让年轻一代了解当时的生活。带您的孩子观看古迹,在中峇鲁市场上享用一杯传统的咖啡或去Books Actually书店,或者去中峇鲁的任何一家咖啡馆,与您的孩子一起享用新出炉的烘焙甜品。

地点:中峇鲁庄园

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激发好奇心,踏上新的冒险之旅吧!让您的孩子在研习森林之旅中拥抱大自然,欣赏美景。

 

#2: 研习森林之旅

亮点:在野外漫步时,孩子们会欣赏当地的兰花和淡水湿地。想让您的孩子以特别的视角体验森林之旅吗?新加坡报业控股巨树之旅可以带他穿过距地高8米的雨林树冠,孩子还能在有免费导游之旅中发现野生动物栖息地。每周六对外开放。

地点:新加坡植物园,在泰瑟门的游客服务中心

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#3: 交通安全社区公园

亮点:是否会勾起爸爸妈妈们的儿时回忆呢?这是个24小时营业的小镇,孩子可以在交通游戏中扮演行人、骑自行车的人和汽车司机来了解交通安全。孩子们可以学骑卡丁车、自行车或踏板车,甚至在蚬壳加油站学习如何加油。预约进园。

地点:新加坡东海岸公园910号,邮编449889

适合年龄:5岁及以上

联系方式:邮箱:enquiries@srsc.org.sg电话:6440 5254

 

#4: 吉宝艺术教育中心

亮点:专为儿童和家庭所建,欣赏各个专门区域(是的,有多个不同的区域!)的艺术能促进亲子关系。从Art Play Scape到儿童博物馆工作室和工艺展区,孩子们能体验多种的艺术形式和不同的媒介,激发他们的创造力。让您的孩子在各个区域体验免费的工艺活动来创造特别的东西吧!

地点:新加坡国家美术馆,圣安德鲁路1号,邮编178957

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#5: 警察文物中心

亮点:带上相机,在穿着帅气警察制服的伟大警察面前留念拍照吧!在这里能让您了解历史,明白警察制服、警车和武器与当今时代的不同之处,孩子们也能享受这场迎合孩子需求的互动之旅。仅限预约。

地点:新加坡依拉瓦底路28号,新凤凰公园(NPPk)P座1楼和2楼,邮编329560

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#6: 神奇的种子采集

亮点:如果您想在新加坡玩小型寻宝游戏的话,和孩子一起尝试神奇的种子采集怎么样?谷歌地图上会详细介绍新加坡神奇树的位置,您可以在意想不到的地方探索新加坡。这些神奇的种子可以用来做些什么呢?与您的孩子一起体验种子工艺制作吧!

地点:有多个位置,点击此处参阅谷歌地图。

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当您的孩子置身于动物度假村时,您热爱动物的孩子能探索大自然的地形、农场动物等等。

 

#7: 动物度假村

亮点:和孩子一起重温甘榜日子吧!置身于乡间,孩子们可以观赏自由漫步的鸡鸭,近距离感受鹤鸵,这是身高排第三且体重排第二的鸟。请留下来在此欣赏德国牧羊犬的训练表演技巧,这一定能让小家伙们兴奋!

地点:新加坡实里达西农场5路81号,邮编798061

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#8: 消防局开放日

亮点:消防员如何在消防救援过程中作出快速反应?好奇的孩子们会请勇敢的消防员回答他们的问题,并观察他们的行动!小小消防员们穿上消防夹克,跳上红犀牛(为消防员的常用车辆)。每周六对外开放。

地点:多个位置

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#9: 陆路交通展览馆

亮点:您的孩子喜欢汽车和火车吗?陆路交通展览馆能让您体验并了解新加坡的综合交通系统。看看昔日使用的车辆,您就能明白ratten man这一重要角色!可预定免费导游。

地点:新加坡新罕布什尔州路1号,第1街区1楼,邮编219428

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#10: 雅格巴拉斯儿童花园

亮点:在新加坡植物园内的适合儿童的地方,孩子们能沐浴在郁郁葱葱的绿色植物中,欣赏美丽的花朵。这是亚洲的首个儿童花园,旨在让孩子探索和发现自然,孩子们在摇曳的悬索桥上踏上冒险之旅,在树屋滑行或迷失在迷宫中!带上这张记录表,使了解植物变得有点与众不同!

地点:新加坡植物园古鲁尼路1号,邮编259569

适合年龄:12岁以下的儿童

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在新加坡,随着抚养孩子的成本上升,父母可以选择这些免费场所让孩子玩上一两天,沉浸在这些活动和体验中。毕竟,在谈到助力全球儿童健康成长时,智慧是孩子们应向成年人学习的优秀品质,您说呢?

在新加坡,您的家人还喜欢其他既免费又有趣的地方吗?在下列评论中与我们分享吧!

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10 FREE and Fun Places in Singapore to Take Your Kids to

Fun and FREE can happen together in Singapore.

Did you know that there are several free kid-friendly which offer engaging experiences and educational opportunities for the children?

Yes, you read right!

Here are some of the best fun and free places in Singapore you can take your kids to, and some of them are secret places most may not know about! Are you ready for some parent-approved adventures with your children?

#1: Murals in Tiong Bahru

What’s fun: With its vibrant neighbourhood mix of traditional shophouses and modern shops, murals are also a highlight of this town as families embark on a photo-worthy mural hunt! Talented artist, Yip Yew Chong, sketched his childhood memories on these walls, allowing the younger generations a glimpse of life back then. Take your kids on a heritage tour and enjoy a cup of traditional kopi at the Tiong Bahru Market, or head over to Books Actually, or one of the cafes dotting the precinct and enjoy fresh bakes with your children.

Where: Tiong Bahru estate
Recommended age: Opened to all
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Ignite curiosity and embark on new learning adventures! Let your children embrace the beauty of nature and our environment at the Learning Forest Tour.

 

#2: Learning Forest Tour

What’s fun: Take a walk on the wild side as your little ones admire the beauty of native orchids and the freshwater wetlands. Fancy having your child explore the forest from a unique perspective? The SPH Walk of Giants would take him through the rainforest canopy 8metres above the ground, as he discovers wildlife habitats on this complimentary guided tour. Happens every Saturday of the month.

Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services at Tyersall Gate
Recommended age: Opened to all
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#3: Road Safety Community Park

What’s fun: Does this bring back memories of your childhood days, parents? This 24-hour little town takes a spin on role-play as children learn about road safety as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists through traffic games. Hop on a go-kart, bicycle or scooter, and even learn how to refuel with a petrol pump at the Shell Petrol Station. By appointment basis.

Where: 910 East Coast Park, Singapore 449889
Recommended age: 5 years old and above
Contact: enquiries@srsc.org.sg, 6440 5254

 

#4: Keppel Centre for Art Education

What’s fun: Built specially for children and families, these dedicated spaces (yes, there are several sections!) encourages parent-child bonding through art appreciation. From the Art Play Scape to the Children’s Museum Workshop and the Project Gallery, kids get to interact with a multitude of art forms and a chance to play with different mediums as their creative juices flow. Let your children create something special through the FREE craft activities available at the various sections too!

Where: National Gallery Singapore 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957
Recommended age: Opened to all
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#5: Police Heritage Centre

What’s fun: Bring along your camera as your aspiring policemen put on a smart police uniform for a photo-worthy moment! Go back in history to find out how different the police uniforms, vehicles and weapons were, as your kids enjoy the interactive tour catered to children. Tours are by appointment only.

Where: New Phoenix Park (NPPk), Tower P, 1st & 2nd Floor, 28 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329560
Recommended age: Opened to all
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#6: Saga Seed Hunt

What’s fun: If you are game for a little treasure hunt around Singapore, how about starting a saga seed collection with the children? Along with a Google Map which details the location of saga trees in Singapore, explore our country at unexpected spots. And what can you do with all those saga seeds? Experiment with these seed craft ideas with your kids!

Where: At multiple locations – refer to Google Map here.
Recommended age: Opened to all

Have your animal lover explore nature’s terrain, farm animals and more, as your kids immerse themselves at The Animal Resort.

 

#7: The Animal Resort

What’s fun: Revisit the kampong days with your children! Kids will enjoy the rustic setting with free-roaming chickens and ducks, and come close to the third tallest and second heaviest bird, the Cassowary. Do stay around to catch the training session where German Shepard Dogs perform tricks, delighting their young audience!

Where: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5 Singapore 798061
Recommended age: Opened to all
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#8: Fire Station Open House

What’s fun: How does a fire fighter respond swiftly during a fire rescue? Curious children will have their questions answered by our brave fire fighters, and watch them in action! Little fire fighters will get to put on a fire jacket and hop on the Red Rhino, the mean vehicle for fire fighters. Happens every Saturday of the month.

Where: Various locations
Recommended age: Opened to all
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#9: Land Transport Gallery

What’s fun: Does your child love cars and trains? The LT Gallery offers an experiential and informative opportunity to learn about Singapore’s integrated transport system. Catch a glimpse of the vehicles used in the good old days – find out why the ratten man was an important figure! Book a FREE guided tour by appointment basis.

Where: No 1 Hampshire Road Block 1 Level 1, Singapore 219428
Recommended age: Opened to all
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#10: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

What’s fun: Soak in the lush greenery and explore the pretty blooms at this child-friendly space within the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Dedicated to encouraging exploration and discovery of the environment, this first children’s garden in Asia lets kids embark on adventures on a swaying suspension bridge, slides at the Tree House or get lost in the Melting Maze! Bring along this worksheet to make learning about plants a little extra special!

Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Recommended age: Children up to 12 years old
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With the rising cost of raising children in Singapore, parents can uncover these free places for kids to spend a day or two, and soak in these activities and experiences. After all, resourcefulness is a positive trait for kids to cultivate and learn from the adults when it comes to raising world-ready children, isn’t it?

Are there other free or fun places in Singapore that your family loves? Do share them in the comments below!

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父母分享:助力全球儿童健康成长的建议

我们如何养育孩子才能使他们成为未来世界的接班人?

育儿是一段终生旅途。我们不仅尽力为孩子提供最好的一切,也要为他们的未来做好准备。

除了给孩子提供安全和有爱的环境,我们还要努力满足孩子的需求并支持孩子的全面发展。家庭价值观也是也是个人品质的重要部分,父母探索将良好的价值观灌输给孩子的方法,为世界培养负责任的公民。

让我们来看看新加坡家庭重视的价值观,以及父母是如何将良好的价值观灌输给孩子!

家庭价值观有助于为共同信念奠定基础,这些信念会影响孩子的性格和态度。

#1: 价值观是我们日常生活的一部分

在学校里,会开设公民和公共道德教育(CME)课程,我们通过故事和范例来学习道德价值观。在家里,父母意识到在早期向孩子灌输正面价值观的重要性,因为这是形成孩子个人品质的基础,继而转化为他们与周围人的互动方式。

 

Evangeline Yang是两个孩子的母亲,她的信念是孩子应该成为“言行一致的人”。孩子们通过周围人的言语、行为和行动来获取这些价值观。父母以身作则是让孩子理解和懂得正面价值观的有效方法。

在幼儿时期,孩子在与他人的互动中也可能会学习“错误”的观念和想法,而他们无法辨别这些观念和想法。Dominique Goh是三个孩子的母亲,她表示,“……不要容忍那些没有道德标准的成人或孩子。”

 

#2: 学会知足、感恩生活和他人

人们常说,年轻一代因为“以自我为中心”的心态而有一种强烈的“自我权利”意识。

我的儿子只有两岁半,正处于以自我为中心的阶段。但是,我们正努力教孩子与他人分享,不能霸占物品。我们在照顾孩子的时候,也要学会停下来欣赏毛毛虫或金翅雀,因为我们需要感受生活中的小事物。

— Serynn Guay

您是否会去欣赏我们周围这些常常被认为习以为常小事物?

 

对此专家分析,幼儿正处于以自我为中心的阶段,这是他们社交和情感发展的正常部分。在这个时期,父母可以鼓励孩子自主,让幼儿有自我控制感。

在欲望和需求的日常追求中,我们可能会忘记欣赏已经拥有的东西,并且忽略日益累积的幸福感。不要一直追求“更好的生活” 或 “更多的东西”,不要总是觉得“邻家芳草绿,隔岸风景好”,学会知足才是不断前行的动力。

Andrea Kang Gruszka是两个两岁以下的宝宝的母亲,她感叹道:“我只祈祷和希望我的孩子们不要浪费时间和别人比较,并一直都期望能如此…我觉得我得以身作则。”

欣赏简单的事物,并对我们已拥有的东西感到满足,让我们的孩子学会感恩和知足。

 

#3: 努力才会有结果

Janice Wong以她的两个孩子(一个五岁,一个两岁)为例,她表示,孩子们会注意到她在工作,进行家庭教育和养育子女,她认为自己的行为能让孩子们明白努力工作的重要性。她希望向孩子们灌输“天下没有免费的午餐…不要把任何事情当作理所当然的道理。不但要苦干,还要巧干。”

像Andrea和Serynn一样,Janice也坚信有必要去除孩子的“自我权利”意识。正确的做事态度也会影响成效和结果。在这个过程中,Janice希望她的孩子能有正确的行为举止。

我们的行为举止非常重要,因为这会影响我们对待他人的方式。

 

#4: 以爱为出发点,促进深入发展

言行一致非常重要。Jessica Kong认为,孩子也需要受到尊重。

“我们认为,当孩子感到被尊重并且看到我们尊重他人时,孩子也会形成相同的价值观。”

— Jessica Kong

此外,儿童观察敏锐,通过榜样学习同情和善良等价值观。作为父母,我们的言行举止比我们想象的更能影响孩子

她还表示,“当孩子受到伤害或因为犯错而受到惩罚时,我们会给予孩子充分的关心。但是当我六岁的儿子摔倒时,我不是让他不要哭,做个“大男孩”,而是提供建议,帮助孩子分散对疼痛的注意力。当孩子因为不良行为受到惩罚时,我们会在事后理解他的感受,找出犯错的原因。我们会不断拥抱和提醒他,我们是爱他的,但这种行为是不可接受的。当他的妹妹受到惩罚时,他也会用相同的方式来对待。他会像我们对待他的方式一样,对妹妹表示同情和关心。”

 

孩子通过社交互动和观察来学习,这有助于孩子形成对正面价值观的理解。

 

#5: 教孩子正确的价值观,无需完全严肃苛刻

有些父母会非常严肃,教导孩子正面的价值观似乎是一项艰巨的任务,而有些父母则通过轻松的方式来教导。

Liang May是两个孩子的母亲,她说:“我老公想要教孩子‘以他人为先’,让孩子能有善良的美德,所以他以身作则。但他很快又对孩子说‘你老爸是最无私的人!为什么你这么自私!”

显然,幽默感也是孩子在准备应对生活挑战时的重要品质。

“我们在工作、生活和娱乐中践行这些价值观来教导孩子,与我们的育儿方法一致也是很重要的。例如,如果我告诉儿子不要花太多时间在手机上,我自己也应该这样做。”

— Walter Lim的儿子正值青春期,这是他总结的用正确的价值观培养孩子

这确实是来自其他父母明智的建议。育儿对孩子和成人都是个学习的过程。在谈到助力全球儿童健康成长时,正确的价值观有助于培养个人的品质和态度,让他们更好地迎接未来。

 

您希望灌输孩子哪些价值观?也与我们分享吧!

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Parents Share: Tips on Raising World-ready Children

How can we raise our children to be ready for the world of tomorrow?

Parenting is a lifelong journey, and as we strive to offer our best to our children, we also wish to prepare them for their future.

Besides a safe and loving environment, we work hard at meeting their needs and support their holistic development. Family values are also integral aspects of one’s character, and parents explore ways to impart good values to nurture responsible citizens of the world.

Let’s find out what values are important to families in Singapore, and how do parents teach their children these great values!

Family values help set the foundation of a shared set of beliefs which influences their character and attitude.

#1: Values are part of our daily lives

In school where Civics and Moral Education (CME) was part of the curriculum, we learned about moral values through stories and examples. At home, parents appreciate the importance of imparting positive values at an early age, as they set the foundation of one’s character which translates into how they interact with others around them.

To that, Evangeline Yang, mother of two, shares her beliefs that her kids should be “man or woman of what they say”. Through speech, behaviour and actions, children pick up these values through those around them. Leading by example is an effective way of getting their children to understand and appreciate the importance of positive values.

Through interaction with others, children may also pick up the “wrong” concepts and ideas which they may not be able to differentiate during their toddler years. As Dominique Goh, mother of three notes, “… don’t put up with those adults or kids who refuse to exhibit such moral standards.”

 

#2: Learn to be contented, appreciate life and others

Much has been said that the younger generation seem to have a huge sense of self-entitlement, stemming from their ‘me-centric’ mindset.

My boy is only two-and-a-half years old so he’s at the very self-centred stage. But, we are trying to teach him to share with others, and take turns. We also always stop to admire caterpillars or a yellow bird on our way to childcare, because we need to appreciate all these little things!
— Serynn Guay

Did you remember to appreciate the little things around us that are often taken for granted?

 

To that, experts analyse that toddlers are at the phase where they are self-centred, and it is a normal part of their social and emotional development. During this period, parents can encourage autonomy, and allow toddler to have the feeling of self-control.

In the daily pursuit of wants and needs, we might forget to appreciate what we have, and lose sight about the amount of happiness accumulated. No thanks to the chase of ‘a better life’, or, ‘more things’, where it is always about the grass being greener on the other side, contentment becomes a moving goalpost.
As Andrea Kang Gruszka, mother of two under two-year-old, laments. “I just pray and hope that my kids do not spend their days comparing and always wishing and hoping… I guess I’ll just have to start with myself.”

Appreciate the simple things and being happy with what we already have allow our children to embrace the value of gratefulness and learn to be contented too.

 

#3: Effort and results are related

Citing examples of her five-year-old and two-year old, Janice Wong shares that as her kids watch her juggle work, home-schooling and parenting, she believes her actions speak for itself in allow her kids to understand that hard work is important. She hopes to instill in them that “nothing free falls down from the sky… don’t take anything for granted. Work hard but smart too.”
Like Andrea and Serynn, Janice is also a firm believer about having her kids dispel any sense of entitlement. The right working attitude has an impact on effort and results too. During the process, having the right manners is a behaviour Janice hopes her young children adopt.

Our P’s and Q’s are integral as they are an extension of how we treat others too.

 

#4: The value of love springboards to greater depth

Walking the talk is important and for Jessica Kong, she feels that children need to be respected too.

“We believe that when children feel respected and see us respecting others, they take on the same values too,”
— Jessica Kong

Furthermore, children are keen observers who learn values such as empathy and kindness through role model. As parents, what we do and say influences our children more than we might think.

She adds, “We show adequate care for them when they are hurt or when they get punished for a wrong doing. However, instead of asking my six-year-old son not to cry and be a ‘big boy’ when he falls, we offer suggestions to help distract him about the pain. When he gets punished for a bad behaviour, we will acknowledge his feelings after the incident and find out his reasons for his behaviour. We will always hug and remind him that he is loved but the behaviour is unacceptable, and soon realised that he adopts the same method when his sister gets punished. He would empathise and saying (care for her) her the same way we did to him.”

 

Children learn through social interaction and observation, which help form their understanding of positive values.

 

#5: Teaching children the right values need not be 100% serious work

In all seriousness, raising children with positive values may seem like a tall order, some parents find ways to do it through light-hearted manners.
Mother of two, Liang May, says of her husband “who wants to teach his children ‘others before self’ with the underlying virtue of kindness. He does so by example but is also quick to add that ‘your father is the most selfless guy! Why (are) you so selfish!’ when he speaks to our children!”

Clearly a sense of humour is a trait our kids could do with as they get ready to tackle life’s challenges.

“We do this by demonstrating it in the way we work, live and play. Being consistent in our parenting approach is also important. For example, if I tell my son not to spend too much time on his smartphone, I should do the same too.”
— Father of a teenage son, Walter Lim, sums up our effort in nurturing children with the right values

Wise words of advice indeed from fellow parents. After all parenting is a learning journey for both children and adults. When it comes to raising world-ready children, growing up with the right values help develop a person’s character and attitude, as they prepare to step into their future.

 

What are some values you hope to instil in your children? Do share with us too!

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Family Fun Toddlers

让我们来学习:我们身边的图形(免费打印)

帮助Albert找出图片中隐藏的图形吧!

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指出下列图形:三角形、圆形、椭圆形、矩形、五角形、心形和菱形。

根据数字对图形涂色,看看Albert的作品!

活动体验

  • 这个多用活动表能让孩子充分发挥想象力的同时还能学习图形、颜色、数字!
  • 让孩子用铅笔沿虚线画出形状。根据数字用颜色填充图形,并欣赏孩子的杰作。
  • 该活动表能提高孩子的视觉运动技能、眼手协调性和计算能力。可以在家里指出这些图形或和孩子一起外出时指出图形都能进一步加深学习体验。从孩子去的地方或拥有的物品中(如玩具、家居用品,或在操场上)找出不同的图形有利于激发孩子的好奇心并学会观察周围环境。
  • 期待与您的孩子进行新的讨论和交流吧!

 

不要忘记在脸书页面上与我们分享您孩子的体验哦!

 

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Family Fun Toddlers

Let’s Learn: Shapes Around Us (Free Printables)

Help Albert the Lion spot the shapes hiding within the picture!

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Get ready to point out these shapes: Triangle, Circle, Oval, Rectangle, Pentagon, Heart and Diamond.

Colour them according to the numbers to find out where Albert is playing!

Activity Experience
  • This versatile activity sheet allows children to learn about shapes, colours, numbers while stretching their imagination!
  • Have your child pick up a pencil to trace those dotted lines and point out those shapes. Fill the shapes with colours according to the numbers and watch as her masterpiece come to life!
  • This activity sheet encourages the sharpening of visual-motor skill, eye-hand coordination development and numeracy. Take this learning experience further by pointing out to these shapes in your home, or when you are out and about with your child. As your child explores about the shapes in the places they go or things that they have (e.g. toys, household items, at a playground etc.) this helps ignite your child’s curiousity and observation of their environment.
  • Expect a new discussion and communication opportunity with your little ones!

 

Don’t forget to share with us your child’s experience with us on our Facebook page!

 

 

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Babies Health & Nutrition

开始喂食固体食物指南

为宝宝开启有趣的固体食物新篇章!

当您的宝宝有6个月龄时,除喂食母乳或配方奶粉外,宝宝还需从固体食物中摄取额外的营养,以支持身体的健康发育。让宝宝通过食用不同类别的食物来获取营养,以满足不同阶段的营养需求。

家长可以通过多种方式方法来烹饪各种食物,形成健康的饮食习惯。新鲜的天然香料和调味料可以创造出不同的新口味。饮食是一场体验之旅,让孩子发现新的味道、材质、气味和视觉享受。食物可制成果泥或切成孩子易于入口的大小。通过传统的断奶(勺子喂食)或婴儿自动断奶给孩子喂食。在孩子用餐期间应有成人监管。

饮食是一场体验之旅,让孩子发现新的味道、材质、气味和视觉享受。

在给宝宝喂食固体食物之前,请注意以下发育迹象,确保宝宝是否适合进食固体食物:

  • 能够坐立,无需支撑
  • 渴望进食,如抓食物或看到食物会流口水
  • 无吐舌情况(挺舌反射),吐舌是指食物自动从口中流出
  • 愿意咀嚼
  • 会‘指尖抓握’,即在拇指和食指之间抓住物品或食物

 

由于婴儿的消化系统仍在发育,因此保证将食物完全煮熟十分重要。婴儿不得食用生食,因为会造成细菌污染。

可打印本指南并将其贴在冰箱上以作参考。希望您和宝宝共同享受固体食物之旅!

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Babies Health & Nutrition

Guide to starting baby on solids

Starting your baby on solids is a new and fun chapter!

As your little one approaches 6 months of age, they will need additional nutrients from solids apart from breastmilk or formula to support healthy growth and development. Eating across the main categories of food allows your child to obtain nourishment from different food sources to aid in meeting his nutritional needs at various stages.

Parents can encourage healthy eating habits by offering a wide variety of food cooked with different methods and styles. Use fresh natural spices and seasonings to create new flavours. After all, eating is an experiential journey, which allows babies to discover new tastes, textures, smells and sights. Food can be served as purees or suitable sizes for child to handle. Feeding can be done via traditional weaning (spoon-feeding) or Baby Led Weaning. Adult supervision is encouraged during meal times.

eating is an experiential journey, which allows babies to discover new tastes, textures, smells and sights.

Prior to starting on solids, ensure that your baby is ready by looking out for these developmental signs:

  • Able to sit unsupported
  • Shows interest in eating e.g. grabbing food, salivates when he sees food
  • Has lost the tongue protrusion (thrust reflex) where food is automatically pushed out from his mouth
  • Is willing to chew
  • Develops ‘pincer grasp’ and picking objects or food up between his thumb and forefinger

 

As baby’s digestive system are still developing, it is important to ensure that food is thoroughly cooked. Raw food should not be served to babies as they pose a risk for bacterial contamination.

 

Print this guide and keep it on the fridge as a handy reference. We hope you enjoy the solids journey as much as your baby!