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Proof is in the paper

Sunday, 28 October, 2012, 3:17pm

Teaching rugby skills to toddlers

Slim and glamorous, Dee Allan does not look much like a rugby player. But she's the driving force behind a rugby-inspired programme for preschool children. "We're rugby mad in my family - we've always been big fans of the sport. My husband, Tristan, plays for Kowloon Rugby Football Club. I often go and watch him, and we make a nice weekend of it. Plus, we like the social side," she says.

14 Oct 2012 - 11:14am

Crafty ideas for children

Meet me at Mike's was the name of a well-known but now defunct craft store in Melbourne, but its spirit lives on in this book. 

23 Sep 2012 - 10:26am


Magic circles

The Pop range of products by French brand Kaloo adds a splash of colour to a child's room. Hard-wearing but soft, the rug is a riotous addition to a bedroom. The design of interlinking circles in all the shades of the rainbow is likely to appeal to most children. HK$1,650 at Kaloo, Shop 304, 3/F Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2522 7770

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Valuable lessons in world awareness

My son is in Primary Five and doesn't seem to take any interest in world affairs. I try to encourage him to read the newspaper and watch the news on television with me, but he'd rather play video games or watch television. Any ideas?

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

My A-Z

We are often unable to be close to our families. Dad might go on week-long business trips, or grandparents may live on the other side of the world, and we worry how our kids will relate to them in their daily lives. One way I've tried to compensate is a picture book for my godson in Singapore to look through during his playtime.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Don't stop learning when the holidays roll around

We are going to Britain for most of the summer, staying with our extended family. Last summer holiday, my son didn't do much schoolwork, and I think his academic skills slipped. He struggles a bit at school. How can I make sure this doesn't happen again?

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

How to keep your toddler safe from dangers in the home

My little boy is now well and truly Oscar Mike. That's army speak for on-the-move. We got the phrase from the HBO series Generation Kill.

When Tom goes crawling manically around our flat causing mayhem, my husband will often call out: 'He's Oscar Mike!' The follow-up is: 'Eyes on the target?' which is another military term. I jump to attention like a squaddie.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

HKSAR 15th anniversary

Raise the standard

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

RAW workshop

I grew up in a home full of cameras, light meters, and paraphernalia: my father was a photography enthusiast. Stepping into the RAW (Random Art Workshop) studio with my own son, my joy for photography was re-awakened. I realised I had forgotten so much and taught my son so little about the art.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am