Starchild: Why Malaysian kids think their dads are cool


Hannah Chan Yue Bei, 8

Fathers Day is a special day to celebrate our dads and all they do for us. It’s a time to show them how much we love and appreciate them. On Fathers Day, we can do many things to make our dads feel special. We might give them a handmade card, cook a meal, or spend the day doing fun activities together.

Think about all the wonderful things your dad does. Does he help you with your homework? Does he play games with you or read you bedtime stories? Just like Mum, dads work hard to make sure we are happy and safe. This is the perfect day to say thank you and tell them how much they mean to us.

Lucas Akhil Joseph, 3Lucas Akhil Joseph, 3You can also think about the fun memories you have with your dad. Maybe you went to the park and played catch. Or you went to the beach and built a sandcastle together. Remembering these times can make Fathers Day even more special. No matter how you celebrate, the most important thing is to let your father know he is loved. So, give your father a big hug, tell him you love him, and spend some quality time together. Happy Fathers Day to all the amazing dads out there!

Since it’s Fathers Day, let’s make it extra special by getting along with our siblings and being on our best behaviour. No fighting over books, chores, or colour pencils. Let’s show our dads how much we appreciate them by creating a peaceful and happy day together.

Recently Starchild asked readers to send in letters on the topic, Fathers Day. Here’s what they had to say. We will publish more letters next week.

Lakshmi Panicker, 10Lakshmi Panicker, 10“My father’s name is Dr Govind Kishen Panicker and we call him, Acha. I have two sisters; Asha, eight, and Veena, four. We love our father because he is kind hearted, strong and when one of us are sick he will always give us the best hugs and make us feel better. Happy Fathers Day, Acha,” says Lakshmi Panicker, 10.

“Happy Fathers Day. My Baba is so funny. He likes to play with my brother and me. He loves us very much. My Baba is the best,” writes Hannah Chan Yue Bei, eight.

Chuah Seng Koon, 8Chuah Seng Koon, 8

Eight-year-old Chuah Seng Koon writes: “It is going to be Fathers Day on Sunday, and I am going to write to my dear father. I love my father because he teaches me how to do most of my homework. Whenever, I have a Maths or Science competition, he would point my mistakes and then guide and teach me how to do it correctly. Owing to that, I will normally able to answer the questions with understanding.”

“I love my Papa. He always takes care of me. He buys me many toys,” writes Lucas Akhil Joseph, three.

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ITEM: Oceans are home to incredible sea creatures like fish, dolphins, and turtles. Caring for sea life is important because they help keep our water clean and provide food for people.

Protecting them ensures a healthy, balanced environment for everyone. Why do you think sea creatures are important for our environment? How can we help protect sea life in our daily activities?

E-mail your contributions to lifestyle@thestar.com.my by June 28. Please put “STARCHILD: Oceans” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200dpi. Your contributions must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below only), gender, phone contact, and address. Instead of handwritten letters, please type out your letters.


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