Reading is Fun-Damental

When it comes to getting your child ready to learn to read, research says that it’s never too early. Parents and educators are the keys to a child’s success in this endeavor. Mr. Lester Stephens, Head of School at International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP), the only international elementary and early years’ school in HCMC to

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Happy Dog, Happy Life

Giving a dog a second chance can mean advantages for humans, too We met happy in December at a local Vietnamese-run shelter. He was a mess. He was covered in ticks and fleas, very skinny, unable to walk, but when I went over to him, he was so happy to be approached and pet that

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Matters of the Heart

What do you need to know about heart disease in dogs? Heart disease is an unfortunate but tolerable condition for your dog. The heart is the most important organ in your dog’s body. It pumps blood containing oxygen and nutrients through the blood vessels to the cells of the body. Most heart conditions involve a

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Pet of the Month

Augusta and Savannah are two special ARC kittens who are looking for their forever home(s). The pair had been abandoned at a construction site and were crying loudly enough to be found by a passerby. Luckily for the two kittens, that passerby was Traci, an ARC volunteer. Traci took them home and fostered them even

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Bathwater Quality and Your Baby’s Skin

Atopic Dermatitis – The hidden trigger Over the past few years, we have seen a dramatic rise in the number of babies who suffer from atopic dermatitis—both in Vietnam and around the world. Recently we have noticed more and more babies coming to our clinic with severe and hard-to-control eczema. We know that genetics plays

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Sit, Down, Stay

When your new puppy, older dog or rescue needs training Tell us where you grew up. Did your childhood include a dog?I’m Adrian Dinh and I grew up in Melbourne, Australia. I had a Maltese Shih Tzu named Charlotte. What got you interested in becoming a dog trainer?My aunt gave me her dog to watch

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A Primary Focus

Discover how the new Aurora International Primary School can develop your children into international learners How was Aurora International Primary School born? Following in the footsteps of the wonderfully successful Aurora International Preschool of The Arts program is Aurora International Primary School for children ages 6 to 12 years. Aurora International Primary School is committed to the implementation and development of the International Baccalaureate (IB)

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Flying Fido & Felix

International Pet and Animal Transportation Association specialists meet in Saigon As an INTERNATIONAL PET AND ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION (IPATA) member, our first priority is the animal’s welfare then a close second is the owner’s welfare. The IPATA mission statement reads: “The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association is a nonprofit trade association of independent members who are dedicated to the safe and humane transport of pets and

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A Question of Me

A morning with Andrew Lam: accomplished author, regular commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and co-founder of New America Media “WHO AM I?” Is a question celebrated author and journalist Andrew Lam is, arguably, obsessed with. From his earliest published work Perfume Dreams through to his latest novel, Birds of Paradise Lost, the question of identity is pervasive. In the wider sense Lam is interested

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Opening of WeCare International Preschool

Happy news for parents in district 2 HCMC! Starting 30th of March, there is one more place for parents to consider sending their kids to. WeCare International Preschool offers classes for kids from 18 months old to 6 years old with full time programs from 8am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. WeCare is open to new

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