While English is arguably more commonly spoken, there are a larger number of native speakers of Mandarin Chinese than any other language on the planet. However you work the stats, it makes sense that exposing our children to learn Chinese can be a great way to equip them with additional skills and knowledge to help them succeed in the future.
Parents BRAD and LISA WONG felt the same way, which is why they were attracted to the Chinese-English bilingual programme at the Canadian International School (CIS) for their four children. We asked them to share their experience so far.
How long have your kids been enrolled in CIS’s bilingual programme?
This will be the third year for our 10-year old twin boys, and the first year for our five- and three-year-old girls.
Why did you enrol them?
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Magical Home Styling
Need someone to wave a magic wand over some of the spaces in your home? Here’s one way to conjure up a new look with a minimum of fuss.
GET UP, OUT and Started!
The beginning of the year is a notorious time for people to get started on a fitness regime, only for them to “fail” all too soon. Here, top fitness experts in Singapore share advice on how to stick with it and get the desired results.
Let's Talk Tables!
Every tree has its own “signature” – colours, markings and patterns that are different from the next tree. For this reason, each piece of wooden furniture has its own story – and that goes for the dining tables at furniture store Originals, too. We asked the team to tell us more.
Gifting Just Got Easier!
Stuck for gift ideas for any occasion? Check out this new online platform.
From threads with history to silk statement pieces, three readers share their favourite floor-candy finds and where they found them!
A Home with History
This conservation home is brought to life with an eclectic mix of carefully curated art and furniture.
Five Health Checks For 2021
Here are the things to prioritise when it comes to your family’s health this year!
PTA Doesn't Stand For Parents To Avoid!
Thought about volunteering at your child’s school but feared the time commitment? We hear some words of wisdom from presidents of parent-teacher groups at three international schools in Singapore.
Breaking A World Record In Singapore!
When we heard that a Singapore-based man was aiming to break the record for completing the longest ever triathlon, we had to find out more. We caught up with Adrian Bennett between runs to see how his attempt was progressing.
Time Travel With The Family
Take the family on a treasure hunt for Singapore’s past!
BRAD & ANGIE'S OPEN MARRIAGE SCANDAL EXPLODES!
Blindsided couple dragged into Depp’s war with Amber Heard
Letters, icons, and illustrations that speak in a hand-drawn language
SPARKING CHANGE IN DIGITAL HEALTH
COVID as a catalyst for telemedicine
Hot ‘Killing Eve’ star shoots him down
HEALTH FEARS FOR BUTTHEAD BRAD!
Chain-smoking 60 cigs a day as he fights with ex Angelina Jolie
Hard to get into flow coming in and out so much
In the NFL these days, players are constantly running on and off the field due to situational substituting.
DAYS: LANI LEARNS THE TRUTH ABOUT ELI
Businesses can fast-track innovation to help during a crisis
“Unrealistic” timelines can actually work. Here’s how.
PARANOID ANGIE FEARS KIDS IN THE CROSSHAIRS
ANGELINA JOLIE lives in constant fear one of her six children will be kidnapped and held for ransom, according to her former bodyguard!
Brad Phares: The Businessman, the Artist, the Cowboy