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The Art & Science of Gems: Van Cleef & Arpels

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Jewellery display

Jewellery display

If you are into Bling you will like the latest exhibition over at the  Art Science Museum . The Art & Science of Gems: Van Cleef  & Arpels is currently on at the museum till the  14th of August and it is certainly a visual treat for jewelry lovers.

Fan shaped earings

Fan shaped earrings

The kids were amazed by all the colorful stones and pieces of jewelry they say at the exhibition hall.  It was certainly  lovely seeing so many ornate pieces at the exhibition.

Golden jewelry

Golden jewelry

Makeup box

Makeup box

It was not just a visual feast for the eyes as we were brought through a guided tour through the exhibition. The kids were also given a fun activity booklet that lead them on an animal-spotting adventure through the museum.

The activity sheet that the kids were given

The activity sheet that the kids were given

Tiger girl posing for a picture

Tiger girl posing for a picture

Tiger girl was really enthusiastic in looking out for the various different animals within the gems exhibits.

Tiger girl trying to mimic the various ballerina poses

Tiger girl trying to mimic the various ballerina poses

Her attention was rather short lived as she got distracted when she spotted these ballerina clips. Aren’t they pretty?

The kids testing the different minerals.

The kids testing the different minerals.

After looking at the gems the kids were led into a room where they had a chance to use tools to examine minerals and their physical properties.

A Day in the Life of a Mineralogist  is an our long talk whereby the guide took on the role of a Mineralogist and gave a talk about the different minerals that were commonly used. 

A chart of minerals arranged by their hardness.

A chart of minerals arranged by their hardness.

A mineral that the kids examined

A mineral that the kids examined

The examination kit

The examination kit.

The kids learned that the hardest mineral is the Diamond which ranged a 10 on the list. It could even be used to scratch glass.

Doggie boy and Monkey boy found the talk on minerals the most interesting part of the tour as they were less then interested in looking at Gems as compared to their sister.

Future World Exhibition

Future World Exhibition

After lunch we were taken to the Future World Exhibit.

Featuring 16 digital installations, including some created especially for Future World, the exhibition takes visitors on an exciting journey of discovery through four key narratives – Nature, Town, Park and Space.

Some of the exhibits at the Future world

Some of the exhibits at the Future world

There were many interactive digital exhibits at the Future World. Various types of media were used to create different scenes which the kids could interact with.

The slide which Tiger girl loved going down .

The slide which Tiger girl loved going down .

Even thought there were many high tech gadgets and interactive station the slide was the most captivating to Tiger girl. She went down the slide countless time as she loved the adrenaline rush that it gave her.

Tiger girl playing with the colored balls in the Park

Tiger girl playing with the colored balls in the Park

Another fun area at Future world was this ball area where kids were able to bounce coloured balls all over in the pools.   It was really nice to see many pretty coloured bals being bounced around in the area.

Tiger girl painting a jellyfish

Tiger girl painting a squid

There were many art & craft areas within future one.   At the Creative aquarium Tiger girl managed to bring her creation to live as a digital sea creature by putting her drawing through the special scanner after colouring it.

Tiger girl's squid in the aquarium swimming

Tiger girl’s squid in the aquarium swimming

Have you brought the kids to the Art

Science Museum lately?

Disclaimer: We were invited to view the Exhibits as the ArtScience Museum. Opinions are 100% mine.

 

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Protecting your kids from Dengue

Doggie boy, Tiger girl and Me

Doggie boy, Tiger girl and Me

Taking care of my kids’ health is one of my top priorities. It is important for me to keep them healthy, so that they can fully enjoy their childhood.

Solo parenting is not an easy task and my greatest fear would be for any one of my kids to fall ill and be hospitalized. Their great grandfather died from post complications due to dengue hemorrhagic fever in 2006 and I sincerely hope that this painful disease will inflict none of them. 

So despite the never-ending struggle to balance four different schedules, I always make sure that our home is adequately protected against dengue, especially now in 2016, when the number of dengue cases is unusually high and could hit 30,000 cases – higher than the record in 2013 when 22,170 cases were reported.

I’ve read that this surge in dengue cases is mostly due to warmer weather conditions, high mosquito population and change of main circulating virus. To break the rising dengue transmissions, immediate action must be taken to bring down the Aedes mosquito population in our environment.

If you do not know, the Aedes mosquito is the vector that carries and transmits the dengue virus, which can be fatal in certain circumstances. There is currently no treatment or known effective vaccine for the disease, so the best way to prevent it will be to prevent the breeding of these mosquitoes.

As Aedes mosquitoes prefer to breed in clean, stagnant water commonly found in homes, the kids and I have been actively removing stagnant water around our house to destroy any possible breeding grounds for these pesky mosquitoes. In our house, everyone chips in to make sure the place is kept clean and neat. The kids have been assigned age appropriate chores and we do have a routine that everyone follows.

 

 

Doggie boy throwing away water from a vase

Doggie boy throwing away water from a vase

I’ve recently incorporated the 5-Step Mozzie Wipeout in our family’s list of household chores. As you can see above, Doggie boy has been taught that the water in vases/bowls has to be poured away on alternate days and filled with fresh water. He scrubs the insides to remove mosquito eggs that may be sticking to the surface of the vase too! This preventive measure will not only ensure that mozzies do not have a chance to breed, but also ensure that the cut flowers retain their optimal appearance for a longer duration.

Doggie boy turning the pail over after mopping the floor

Doggie boy turning the pail over after mopping the floor

The kids take turn to mop the floor and they have developed the practice of turning over the pail after using it. This is also to prevent stagnant water from collecting and making it an ideal breeding ground for the mozzies. 

Spraying Tiger girl with insect repellent before she leaves for school

Spraying Tiger girl with insect repellent before she leaves for school

When we are heading out, we will always spray insect repellent over sunscreen before leaving the house. We also apply repellent while home at times. The Aedes mosquito is more active in the day and the kids may be prone to mosquito bites, especially when our neighbourhood is a dengue cluster area. 

hanks to making this an active daily routine, it has become second nature to the kids to carry out these preventive measures as part of their daily routines. 

How does your family play their part
in the preventing dengue?

Start today by doing the 5-Step Mozzie Wipeout!

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Disclaimer: This is an advertorial in collaboration  with NEA Singapore. All opinions are 100% mine.