Child's Play, Material Moms

[Material Moms] Fun Stuff To Do And Try With Your Child – Denise Li

With a lineup of exciting events taking place over the next few weeks, you won’t have to scratch your week every weekend wondering what to do as a family.

Try: Planet Trekkers menu at Olive Tree, InterContinental Hotel

A Light Fettuccine Pasta

Kids menus at most restaurants tend to be overloaded with sugar or are nutritionally-deficient (think chicken nuggets and fries). The children’s menu at Olive Tree, however has been carefully planned by award-winning chef Theo Randall and child food expert Annabel Karmel. With the aim of taking children on an “educational culinary voyage around the world”, the flavours and textures of the dishes are sure to excite your bub’s tastebuds. So good, we guarantee you’ll be tempted to steal from your child’s plate.

The Planet Trekkers menu is available at all InterContinental Hotels and Resorts in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Buy: Kids’ apparel from Uniqlo

These girls’ t-shirts are so adorable, it’s kind of a pity they don’t come in adult sizes too. Best part? They’re only $14.90 each.

G's Valdrome Graphic T-shirt _087789-69_$14.90

G's Valdrome Graphic T-shirt_128230-43_$14.90


For a full listing of Uniqlo outlets, visit this link

Prep for: U Picnic

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Singapore’s only annual mass picnic is back for a third year running! Over 7,500 people are expected to turn up this year, and it promises to be a fun-filled treat for the whole family. What you can expect: A laser light show, a “most creative picnic setup” competition, and “best-dressed family photo” competition. Time to round up the hubby and kids for a brainstorming session!

U Picnic takes place October 4, 2014 from 5 – 9pm at The Grand Lawn@West Coast Park. Admission fees are at $20 per family of five (for NTUC members) or $50 per family of five (public). Children under the age of 3 enjoy free admission. For more information, visit

Watch: Hairy Maclary and Friends


The official stage adaptation of Lynley Dodd’s much-loved Hairy Maclary books, this is one for toddlers aged 2 and up. With live music, singing, and colourful costumes, your child will be entertained by familiar characters such as Hercules Morse and Bottomley Potts.

Hairy Maclary and Friends runs from October 10 – 24. Prices start from $35 and are available at Sistic.

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Despite what its name suggests, this site doesn’t sell (envy-inducing) designer apparel. In actual fact, the word “envy” in this case is associated with the colour, and the site is an online marketplace that sells – you guessed it – natural and organic products. While it is a multi-vendor site, what sets it apart from the others out there is that all the products sold by vendors have to contain at least 90% natural or organic ingredients, falling which, the product should at least be environmentally-friendly. You’ll find a wide variety of products on the site including pet care products and snacks. What’s especially interesting for mums concerned about their baby’s wellbeing: Baby/child care products from brands such as a GAIA Natural Skincare, Argital Baby Skincare, and Babyganic.

About the Author: Denise Li is a founder of Material World and a freelance writer-editor. Before that, she spent a few years in the Features section of CLEO and Cosmopolitan Singapore. She considers Chiang Mai her spiritual home and makes it a point to head there for a yearly pilgrimage. She’s also a fitness buff and enjoys boxing, running and the occasional yoga session. Follow her on Twitter @DeniseLiTweets.