Online game resources for World Cup month!

OnlineGames_thumb.jpgTHE school holidays are upon us. With soccer-loving adults preoccupied with the 2010 World Cup in the living room, we need to ensure our soccer-ambivalent children have sufficient home-based online entertainment resources to engage them. Check out a  few of these resource sites including educational games for them to browse and play.

Continue Reading

Cyber safety for kids: Parents, the "first line of defence"

CyberSafety_thumb.jpgMOBILE technology development is at a stage to pose significant threats to our kids especially those just encountering cyberspace now typically the tweens (primary school ages). While we cannot discount the benefits or benign uses of mobile devices like 3G/3.5G mobile phones and internet-capable music and gaming devices, it is critical for parents to note the signficant potential dangers that children face, often in an innocent manner. In this context, an online cyber park to help inform in an accessible way about dangers in cyberspace will be available to Singaporeans by mid-2011. The Virtual Cyber Security Park is a collaboration between the Cyber Security Awareness Alliance and the National Crime Prevention Council.

Continue Reading

New to the onSponge community? Check out these FAQs!

USING helpful screenshots, learn to navigate your way in the onSponge community! Not a member yet and wants to join? Then learn how to create an account. Or maybe you forgot your password? Then see how you can reset it. Want to buy +hinkingMath products from our SHOP? See how to do it. We will keep adding to these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as the need arises. So check back often!

Continue Reading

Valentine's Day: When birds begin to pair...

Valentine_thumb.jpgWESTERN tradition traces the origin of the first "Valentine" to the 3rd century AD. But much earlier, 15 February was celebrated as a Roman fertility festival, Lupercalia marking the start of spring and dedicated to Faunus, Roman god of agriculture (equivalent to the Greek god Pan). Later in the Middle Ages, the Valentine celebration was linked to 14 February, the day "birds began to pair" after winter breaks for spring. With spring comes the thawing of spirits after the long and cold winter, and thoughts lift to a new cycle of life and growth, that we fondly call romance. This year 2010 is special, as the start of the Chinese Spring festival (Lunar New Year) coincides with Valentine's Day. The business significance of Valentine's Day is underscored by a Greeting Card Association statistic, that an estimated billion cards are sent during this period, making it the second-largest card-sending holiday of the year after Christmas (2.6 billions cards exchanged).

Continue Reading