While we’re temporarily soaking up the sun after this year’s unusually short winter, Mouldy March is now imminent, so dig out those dehumidifiers! Meanwhile, read on for a healthy new water bottle that won’t soak your stuff, a truckload of science and technology activities for enquiring young minds, and some fitness #squadgoals to get the little ones up and running in time for summer.
If your little scientists have blown a hole in your roof with the old Coke-and-Mentoes rocket trick, all the bicarb has been used to make vinegar volcanoes, and your remote controls lie in pieces, then it’s time for a little positive redirection. Co-organised by the British Council, Science Alive runs from March 4-17 at the Hong Kong Science Museum, offering kids from five to teens the chance to learn all sorts of fascinating STEM facts. With superhero-themed workshops learning about lasers, and more serious lectures for older teens on genetic testing and the impact of renewable energy, there’s a topic here to tickle everyone’s grey matter.
It’s free of charge, though workshops require advance registration.
For more information visit britishcouncil.hk.
Hold My Drink
I have HUGE news for this month’s column, as I believe that I have finally found that ultimate parenting Holy Grail: the leak-free drinks cup. Made from antibacterial stainless steel with medical-grade silicone tops, Pura bottles are BPA and EA-free, durable and extremely easy to clean. However, more importantly still, my rigorous testing – consisting of several days out with both the toddler-friendly straw top, and the big brother-approved sport top bottles thrown into the darkest depths of my bag – have resulted in ZERO leaks so far. Now if that’s not public service journalism, then I don’t know what is.
$150-$165. Available online at plasticfreehk.com.
WOD This Way
Who says gyms are just for grown-ups? The Active By Coastal programme gives the littlest members of the #fitfam a chance to get in on the action. Running between now and June 17, the programme aims to improve kids’ fitness and emotional wellbeing while educating them about healthy living in a fun, accessible way. Five to seven-year-olds can attend the Little Developers classes, while those from eight to 11 can hit up the Young Developers sessions. There’s a 50 percent discount available for sibs wanting to join in the fun, so the whole squad can train together.
Costs $2,500 for 10 sessions. For more information visit coastalfitnesshk.com/classes/active-by-coastal.