How to celebrate Christmas in Shanghai – 2022

By Sarah Krasicki   As a Christmas-lover, planning for the festive season well before December is in my DNA, but I know it’s not the norm. This festive season, however, with many of us in a funk about missing family, friends and travel back home (again!), I urge you to start planning your Christmas early. … Continued

The Many Benefits of Early Formal Schooling

For many families with young children, deciding when to start school can be challenging. Although most of us may not have started formal schooling until age 5 or 6, early years pre-school programs are becoming increasingly popular around the world. In China, it’s quite common for children to start attending school at age 3 for … Continued

SCIS Launches the International Scholars Program 2023-2024

As a parent in Shanghai we all know how tuition in international schools can be very expensive, making it especially difficult for families who cannot rely on a company allowance to cover it.  The Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is one of Shanghai’s most well established International Baccalaureate (IB) schools and has recently released its … Continued

Volunteer with Shanghai Sunrise: Executive Director Position

Shanghai Sunrise is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization committed to creating access to education through scholarships for underprivileged Shanghai youth. Since 1996, they have raised 34 million RMB for high school and university scholarships. This has enabled 3,200 students to continue their education and have a chance at a brighter future. With your help they can … Continued

Fencing, Robotics, Music, Art – Dulwich College Pudong’s “Find Your Passion Day”

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong’s ‘Find Your Passion Day’ gives your child the opportunity to try a range of activities including Robotics, Chinese Drums, Fencing and the Arts at one of Shanghai’s top international schools. Additionally, parents will have the chance to visit the campus and meet the head of the Junior School. Don’t miss out! Spaces are … Continued

SCIS Open House – Embracing Diversity and Community

If you are looking for a school with a comprehensive IB (International Baccaulareate) programme which focuses on academics, student’s personal development, while fostering a sense of community, Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) might just be the school for you. With a very well established presence in Shanghai, SCIS is widely known among the expat community, … Continued

SCIS: Nurturing Student’s Individual Passions

As a parent, finding the right school for our children is among the biggest challenges we face. It is also a multifaceted decision involving not only academics and resources but also the school’s culture. Afterall, a school’s role goes well beyond curriculum content; it must help foster members of society giving them the right tools … Continued

Start Your School Search Off Right with Wellington College

Our children spend most of their waking hours at school, so the schools we choose for them can have a critical impact on their lives. If you’re still searching for a school that’s the right fit for your family, we invite you to check out the impressive academic programs offered by our new organizational sponsor, … Continued

Help Disadvantaged Children as a Stepping Stones Volunteer

Do you… Speak English fluently and confidently? Enjoy interacting with children? Want to improve the education and general welfare of disadvantaged children? Join Stepping Stones to create a better future for migrant and disadvantaged children in Shanghai. Along the way, you’ll meet like-minded volunteers from around the world and discover your inner talent for teaching … Continued

Keeping Kids’ Smiles Healthy with Early Orthodontic Treatment

While most of us associate braces with adolescence, children as young as 6 can sometimes benefit from early orthodontic treatment. Getting your kids the treatment they need can help reduce the amount and extent of additional treatment that’s required when they’re older, but early orthodontic treatment isn’t for everyone. To find out whether your child … Continued

Laser Hair Removal: Your Questions, Answered

Recently, our Shanghai Mama community groups have played host to some interesting discussions and questions regarding laser hair removal, not only for themselves, but also for teens. We reached out to the experts at Jiahui to understand a bit more about the process and the different kinds of lasers. Check out the resulting collection of … Continued

Get to Know Us – Shanghai Mamas Coffee Morning Hosts

If you’re hoping to meet some new mamas in your area, you may already know that checking out our Shanghai Mamas Coffee Mornings is the thing to do. But do you know who hosts these Coffee Mornings, ensuring that everything runs smoothly behind the scenes? In this article, we introduce you to our intrepid team … Continued

The Impact of Air-Conditioners on Our Health

By Jiahui Health team   Shanghai has continued to experience scorching temperatures, and it is having an impact on our bodies. Currently, we are living in air-conditioned apartments, and riding in air-conditioned cars, providing a cool respite from the heat outside. Although air-conditioners make living in Shanghai in summer bearable, if they are used improperly, … Continued