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Young Families gets a fresh new look

Singapore, 18 January, 2011Young Families, a magazine published by SPH Magazines on behalf of PAP Community Foundation (PCF), sports a refreshing new look with its January-February 2011 issue. The bimonthly magazine, which is distributed to the parents of children in PCF kindergartens, focuses on parenting preschoolers aged three to seven.

The magazine’s content has been restructured for easy referencing and articles are enhanced with practical tips, insights and advice. Content is organised into three parts: Live, Grow and At PCF. The “Live” section is a useful guide on ways to spend quality time with the little ones and to keep them busy. Get ideas on various activities, such as arts and crafts or interesting places to visit for the whole family. It is also packed with recommendations for fun and educational toys, books and products.

In “Grow”, articles focus on perennial issues that parents have to deal with, complete with solutions and advice from the experts. Anything related to social skills, education, time management, health and more are covered. “At PCF” highlights the colourful happenings at various PCF centres, so parents are regularly updated on activities that their children are involved in.

Azreen Noor, Senior Editor, said: “With the revamp, the magazine maintains its objective of delivering engaging and topical information for busy young families, but now tackles parenting in the most practical way. Throughout, stories are peppered with pull-out tips and ideas. Complementing the content is a fun and friendly design, enhanced with even more vibrant pictures and graphics to provide a personable reading experience.”

“The new content structure certainly reflects PCF’s efforts to inspire our next generations and to provide quality care for the community. We believe that parents will find the magazine very informative and interesting,” said Mdm Ho Geok Choo, Chairman, PCF Boon Lay and MP for Boon Lay Division.

SPH Magazines has been contracted by PAP Community Foundation to publish Young Families since January 2006.

SPH Magazines is the appointed publishing agent for a diverse range of companies and organisations in the private and public sector. Its Custom Publishing unit offers expertise in all areas of publishing, from developing editorial content and design concepts to advertising sales, printing and distribution, and new media.

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For more information, please contact:

Gary Yeo
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: 6319 1225

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About Young Families

Young Families is a bi-monthly publication of the PAP Community Foundation, filled with practical information and advice for today´s modern families. It covers everything from parenting tips, bringing up socially responsible children, to education and great ideas on how to have fun.