The Finder Kids is back with the latest issue brimming with all the tips and tricks to help you live well with kids. In this issue, we dive into everything clean and green in order to help you and your family make better choices for the planet.
Going green doesn’t have to be intimidating or overwhelming, which is why our cover story breaks it all down. “The Ultimate Guide to Being an Eco-Family” explores the many ways you can start on your sustainable journey: from simple home and lifestyle tips, to 24 sustainable stores to shop at and what international schools are doing to help.
And while you’re at it, make the best use of Singapore’s greenery with our guide to the 5 Park Connector loops around the island. Bring your family along and try the many routes while exploring the fun activities and food stops along the way.
Also in this issue: tips on how to manage postpartum depression, especially in a post-Covid world. Hear from and about real mums who have been through it themselves, and how and where to get help around Singapore. Remember: Self-care is child care.
Of course, we can’t forget our round up of 11 top international schools in Singapore that offer quality Early Learning programmes. If you’re not sure where to begin, these Early Learning Reports will get you started – complete with a school directory of top international schools around the island.
Meet the team behind The Finder Kids!
Sara Lyle Bow
Director/Editor + Head of Community
“After my son, The Finder and The Finder Kids are my other babies,” says Sara, whose 20-plus years of media experience infuse these pages.
Partnerships + Community Manager
Supermum Shazeen has been with The Finder since before she planned her wedding and had her first son. “It holds a special place in my heart,” she says.
Willaine G. Tan
“Working in magazines has always been a childhood dream of mine,” says Willaine, our de facto deputy editor, who liaises with clients, mentors interns and writes copious content.
Adeline proofreads the magazine for accuracy and readability. Fun fact: She has an adopted rabbit and parrot (shown on her shoulder here). “Officer keeps me company as I work!” she says.
Hesta has worked on publications from ELLE, Female and Harper’s Bazaar to this little magazine here. “The final product is the best prize,” she says, adding, “The Finder team is fun to work with!”
Arshi Iqbal + Jasia Shamdasani
“I’ve learnt so much at this internship,” says Arshi, who wrote about schools’ sustainability efforts. She, Jasia and all the interns helped to craft our collection of Early Learning Reports. “It was great to see the schools’ passion for developing the young,” says Jasia.
Derrick Tan + Sabrina Ng
This editorial duo took on the guide to Park Connectors, which is even more expanded – with lots of original photos! – in the digital article, here. “As someone who loves hiking with friends, this story was the perfect excuse to get out and explore Singapore,” says Sabrina.
“I remember being so nervous going into the office all the way back in January!” says Isabel, who has since returned to college in the US. She tackled the often-misunderstood topic of postpartum depression.
K Praveena + Jayme Chong
“Not only did I get to work with different eco-brands, I got to learn more about a sustainable lifestyle,” says Jayme. She penned the cover story full of easy eco-ideas for families with Praveena, who notes, “I especially enjoyed working with Carolin Barr of susGain.”