Book Review - Guinness World Records 2019

~ Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 12:50 PM ~

As a busy mum with 4 kiddos between 1.5year-old to 9-years old, I have started cutting down on doing product reviews to focus on our coming 5th kiddo (due Oct 2018), childcare and family life, home cooking, education, helping with hubby's administration site of the business and sharing informational articles on my FB fan page so I am only accepting and prioritizing products that can fit into our family dynamics (especially books on parenting or educational stuff, family products, something along those genre)! Reading is my passion and coupled with books that are of parenting, children, family or religion or educational genre, all the more I gotta say yes!

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Guinness World Records 2019

Title: Guinness World Records 2019
Publisher: Guinness World Records Limited (September 6, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1912286461             Pages: 256

Description from the product page:

"From planets and human marvels to videogaming and Instagram, Guinness World Records 2019 is packed with thousands of new and updated records. In this edition, we celebrate the “Maker” movement with a feature dedicated to those who design and build super-sized items, such as the largest yoyo, the tallest toothpick sculpture and the fastest jet-powered go-kart! Plus, we explain the workings of record-breaking structures such as the Statue of Liberty and the Apollo missions’ Saturn V rocket by recreating them in LEGO™." 

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We received the "Guinness World Records 2019" book which I had intended for our older 3 kiddos age ranging from almost 5 to 10 years old to use for their knowledge learning and English reading materials. I like that the book is categorised into their respective sections - making it easier for me to quickly jump into certain category for quick reading.

Guinness World Records 2019

Certain topics like 'Continents' is quite practical and relatable to our kiddos since they do learn about the continents in the world. It is always great to find out more interesting facts on top of what they have learned before.

Guinness World Records 2019

There are also some pages towards the end of the book where you can try out at home. If you are keen to take up the challenge, you can get the instruction and guideline from http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/products/books/guinness-world-records-2019/tryathome

Overall, this is a fun and educational book to own especially if your child (or even yourself) likes to read and find out more about the odd and interesting things happening all around the world!

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The book is available at all major bookstores in Malaysia.

FYI, there is a promotion going on where you will receive a FREE mist-spray water bottle when you purchase a copy of the Guinness World Records 2019 book. (Of course, while stock lasts okay!) Btw, the promo is available for both TTB and MPH Malaysia.

There is also 20% discount if you are a Popular bookstore member - do note that this promo is valid from 1st Oct to 31st Dec 2018.

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You can get more info from http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/products/books/guinness-world-records-2019/

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a copy of the book in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

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I came across this article which I must definitely share with you guys.

Personally, I don't really feel comfortable with our kiddos using the ring float and either hubby or myself will always be around to hold onto our younger kiddos when we're in the pool. The older ones who can float by themselves (wearing arm floats and they have been taught to hold their breath in the water and keep themselves afloat) will be under our watchful eyes as well.

As for outdoor activities (as per this article), I think there should be more staff or resources to monitor and watch out the children. If you observe in the video, the teacher was preoccupied with another child as the boy drowns. This could've been easily avoided if there are more eyes to watch after the children.

You can watch the video here or by clicking on the image below which will lead you to the source article.

 

 For your convenience, I have copied the excerpts from the article here:

A three-year-old child in north-west China nearly drowned after he flipped over his rubber ring and was left struggling underwater for at least two minutes. Neither of the two instructors at the children's pool noticed the boy immersed in the water upside down despite standing right next to him. The child was finally removed from the pool after one of the teachers noticed his motionless body. He remains under intensive care in hospital.

The boy was taking part in a swimming lesson at a kindergarten in Zhangjiakou city, Hebei province when the accident happened. Surveillance footage of the horrifying incident shows the boy wearing an inflatable ring playing in the pool among nine other classmates. He then accidentally flips backwards, plunging his head underwater. The boy was seen desperately to stay afloat, wriggling his legs in the air and trying to flip his ring back.

His teacher, who was also in the pool, was seen attending to another student and did not notice the drowning child. It did not occur to the other children who were beside him that something was wrong with their friend. After struggling in vain for about 40 seconds, the child eventually ran out of breath and passed out. He was seen floating motionless at one end of the pool.

Nearly half a minute had passed before the boy was finally discovered by his shocked teachers. When he was lifted out of the water, the little boy was not breathing and his faced had turned purple, according to Hebei Youth Daily. He was immediately taken to hospital where doctors fortunately saved him.

The incident sparked outrage among net users - many of whom are parents themselves. 'The kindergarten should be held responsible for this incident. The child could have died,' one user commented. 'The accident could have caused permanent brain damage to the boy! The teachers' actions are just unacceptable,' another said.

 

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Teaching & Learning Moment - Activities For Children In Airplane

~ Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:15 AM ~

During our recent family holiday in May 2018, I have decided to ditch the lollipops and iPad which we usually brought along to pacify our kiddos during our 1-2 hours airplane ride. This time, I took the risk of introducing a new activity for our children which is - coloring!

Few days before our trip, I Googled around for free coloring pages worksheets for our children (robot and soldier related for our 9-year-old boy and princess related for our 6.5 and 4.5-years-old girls). I packed 2 cases of color pencils.

Picture below taken as the plane starts taking off and they were so engrossed with their coloring pages. None of the usual fuss of ear blocked, ear pressures etcetc. Win-win!

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