Month: January 2020

  • Let’s Make a Year of the Rat Firecracker Garland
    Let’s Make a Year of the Rat Firecracker Garland

    Chinese Lunar New Year is coming and it’s the Year of the Rat! Here is a fun craft activity to enjoy and celebrate. By Sara Jadiya Chow   In the old days upon Chinese new year, country folks would light up firecrackers to scare away the child-eating monster『Nian』, which means “YEAR.” Although our world has […]

  • Why Do You Need to Warm up before Exercising?
    Why Do You Need to Warm up before Exercising?

    Exercise is important for good health, but you should prepare the body by warming up and cooling down the muscles before and after you add stress with intense movements. Here is a good reminder of why weight training is also equally important to avoid muscle injury.   By Dr. Alisara Arirachakaran   It can be […]

  • Things I Would Tell My Younger Self about Being a Parent
    Things I Would Tell My Younger Self about Being a Parent

    Sally is a children’s author, blogger, and an experienced mother. She shares her parenting insights with our readers.   By Sally Flint   This year our youngest daughter left home in Bangkok to go to university in the UK. Her sister left home two years ago and is now spending the third year of her […]

  • A Weekend in Suan Phueng and Phetchaburi  スワンプンとペッチャブリ-で週末旅行
    A Weekend in Suan Phueng and Phetchaburi スワンプンとペッチャブリ-で週末旅行

    Situated in Western Thailand, Phetchaburi and Ratchaburi Provinces are full of wonderful destinations for family weekend travel. A hot spring, sheep pasture, and historical park with an amazing landscape… Shigeki Miyamoto tells us more.   By Shigeki Miyamoto / Translated by Hanae Matsumura   The linchpin of the trip is Boeklueng Hot Spring which lies […]

  • Helping Children Express Creativity through Art
    Helping Children Express Creativity through Art

    Process art is an artistic journey where, from an early age, a child learns to think outside the box and express their own creativity. It is also great for parents who want to spend quality time to bond with their kids. By Ploithip A. Chaisuparakul    Children are born with curiosity and instinct. These two are […]

  • Conquering Your Exercise Goals Forever!
    Conquering Your Exercise Goals Forever!

    Wondering why you can’t seem to stick to your New Year’s resolutions, year after year? Gale Ruttanaphon explains long-term change is achievable if you set habit-based goals, focus on small changes, and begin with “I want” rather than “I should.” By Gale Ruttanaphon    New Year is the time for a fresh beginning where we […]