Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Obligatory blockbuster time again, as Michael Bay launches one of the most expensive and publicity-backed films in history. Costing over USD200 million to make, the sequel promises an onslaught of CGI that looks like it came from the future, an even more sizzling Megan Fox and a whole new batch of [...]
We talked about it briefly in the books section, but there’s nothing like going straight to the source. Check out the official US National Parent Teacher Association website for a cornucopia of ideas on getting involved in your child’s education, inspiration for taking action and priceless insights accumulated over some 115 years and resulting [...]
An obvious choice for family viewing, Earth is Disney’s answer, follow up and companion to March of the Penguins. It’s based on the TV show Planet Earth, and like March of the Penguins is a paean to mother earth and her allegedly disappearing bounty. Earth the movie has a grander scope than Penguins, following three [...]
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Ben Stiller changes gears for the game release, based on his hit comedy. In this very family-centric title, players take on challenges derived from famous exhibits, including ancient Egypt, the American Civil war and 1930’s Chicago. While the action is intense and highly compelling, there’s a lot of [...]
The Shut Down Learner
As kids go through school, taking a hands on approach to their progress, success and happiness during those pivotal years is a must for all parents. But what does hands on mean? When does it become too much? Could you be stifling your child instead of helping them? These are some of [...]
Are you ready for summer? Take a look at some of the summer camps and summer programs in Beijing and you probably will find a more interesting thing to do…
IAB English Language Summer School
The International Academy of Beijing (IAB) summer school targets children between the ages of 6 and 14. There will be [...]
Jacky Qiao made an unforgettable guess in life on March 14.
On that day at the Shanghai Centre Theatre and in front of a big crowd, he correctly spelled out the word “H-E-L-I-O-S”.
“I actually guessed the word and was so excited that I got it right,” recalled the 7th grader at Beijing BISS [...]
In all the art competitions that had been organized by the magazine in the past three years, Marcell Vajda had always been taking the first or second place in his age group - under 10 years old.
It is no exception then for this young boy to win again in the LittleStar Environment-friendly Bag Design Contest [...]Continue
Any parent will tell you that when you take on the responsibility of raising a child it comes with the free gift of anxiety in all its forms, intermittent exhaustion, and often reality altering love and devotion. I have a five-year-old son myself and can attest first-hand to the agonies and the ecstasies of [...]
“College hit me like a slap in the face,” wrote May Wang, a 2008 Western Academy of Beijing graduate on her blog. “I came into college not fully prepared, with a limited vision of the future, kind of expecting this to be summer camp and then I’d go back to my former life….One month later [...]Continue