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More Than a Song: How Music can be Therapeutic for Children

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”  – Billy Joel Those who are fans of music might have already experienced how music can have a healing effect. Greek philosopher, Pythagoras was the first […]

The Lifelong Benefits of a Childhood Music Education

Plato, considered one of the most important philosophers of all time, once stated that “musical training is a more potent instrument than any other because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul”. Over the years, scientific research has showcased time and again how learning music as a child is […]

Not Just Fun and Games: Why Your Child Should Take That Extracurricular Art Class

Art offers many advantages to your child’s development, and they need not be budding Picassos to reap its benefits Everyone has a memory of art class, be it as an outlet for creative expression or simply a nice break from tedious classes. These days visual arts are a core part of any school’s curriculum, but […]

4 Reasons Why The Children Of The Internet Should Learn Chess

Chess is not just a boring board game. It’s a game that develops the player’s focus and logical thinking.  The digital era that children grow up in today overloads us with information. Attention spans are continuing to dwindle, and children today learn that to consume is to skim. It’s for this reason that learning chess […]

Things Your Child Can Learn Outside Of School

It can be liberating to pursue wholeness instead of perfection. The current education system, which we can all agree is a work in progress, is constantly pushing an ideal of perfection. Schools tend to place a high value on the highest academic ranks, best performing athletes, and children who are accomplished musicians or dancers. The […]

Breathing Exercises For Children

From mindful consumption to mindful activities and even mindful eating, this word has become commonplace. But how can we achieve mindfulness? It takes a lot of practice and discipline to sit still and resist all the distractions around us. One of the easiest ways to develop a taste for mindfulness is by remembering to breathe. […]

Yoga Stories For Children

“Breathe in, breathe out, now relax your muscles and close your eyes…,” this is a typical visualisation of yoga class, perhaps while holding a pose or as you lie on the floor.   Yoga is used as a de-stressing tool, a form of self-care therapy, or to get good at meditation for people and kids. But […]

Culture Curated: 13 Artworks your Child Should Know

Dutch artist Piet Mondrian once said “The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” The artist depicts the world as they see it, putting all of their influences and emotions into every piece. This means that art serves as a mirror, reflecting the emotions, values, and events that mark the artist’s […]

Painted Perspectives: 5 Artists your Child Should Know

No two artists see the world in the same way. Ask a group of them to draw a flower, and you’ll end up with many different interpretations. That’s why learning about visual arts in childhood is so important — it gives your child a window into another person’s world. You can learn a lot from […]

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