Plato once said “The most effective type of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.” Children never stop learning, so make the most of their free time these school holidays and get them thinking outside of the box. A change of environment and learning style can be so beneficial and challenge kids in ways that their usual classroom-style education doesn’t. Maximise your child’s potential by complementing their formal schooling and give them the chance to play and socialise while they’re at it.Take a look at our round-up of new classes and programmes for big and small kids around Singapore. There really is something for everyone.
CLASSES FOR SMALL PEOPLE
Enrich the days of your toddlers to preschoolers
ARTS & CRAFTS
Getting creative through art play is so important for young children’s rapidly developing minds. After setting themselves up as a favourite in the Singapore enrichment scene since November 2010, Da Little School has just opened a second branch of their much sought-after Arts school. Located conveniently at Rochester Mall, near Holland Village and Buona Vista, Da Little School provides fun art education and a strong creative foundation for kids as young as 18 months old. For more information, visitwww.dalittleschool.com.sg
Are you making the most out of your little one’s time? This November, Brighton Montessori is introducing three new, power-packed enrichment programmes for children aged three to six years old. Kids can choose from Phenomenal Phonics, Marvellous Maths and Magical Mandarin—using creative tools and innovative, fun techniques for a more personalised, enjoyable learning experience. It also has Montessori equipment like golden beads and numbers rods, amongst other fun and useful tools. For more information, visit www.brightonmontessori.com.sg
CAMPS FOR BIGGER KIDS
Give your young adventurers time for star gazing
NEW HORIZONS OF LEARNING
More than 2,000 kids camp with Learning Horizon each year. The quality programmes are designed by field experts and delivered by a dedicated team of professional trainers. Take a look at these exciting, end-of-year camps.
Adventures of Lulu and Hugo in Wild Wild West (Age 4 – 5 years)
Join Lulu and Hugo on a thrilling journey to the West and celebrate the end of the year like cowboys and cowgirls. Little ones will love line dancing, a stable tour, pony riding, dream-catcher making and the western obstacle course. Yee-haw!
Catch the Wave (Age 7 – 12 years)
Incorporating confidence building, speaking with clarity, goal setting, spreading kindness and teambuilding—this is a fun, life-skills camp. For more information about the camps, visit www.learninghorizon.com.sg
Working parents—breathe a sigh of relief. Help is at hand… Education expert Lorna Whiston is introducing its Carousel programme. Including speech and drama, writing and art, the highly engaging and entertaining, schedule is sure to keep children’s enthusiasm high.
Monster Madness (Age 5 – 6 years)
Join the Monster Madness party and boost kids’ creativity, while developing their confidence, improving communication skills and cultivating a love of the written word.
Fantasy Pets (Age 7 – 8 years)
Develop their speaking, reading and writing skills with lively stories, games and role play about incredible pets.
Animal Magic (Age 9 – 10 years)
Explore the wonders of the animal kingdom. Including a day trip to the Singapore Zoo,
your child will enjoy on-site research projects and project-based language activities conducted in the zoo. For more information, visit www.lornawhiston.com
BETTER, BUSIER BREAKS
Camp Asia’s eclectic mix of camps for kids will keep everyone happier this school holidays. With a range of programmes and activities tailored for 6 to 11 year olds, you won’t hear “I’m bored, mum!” during vacation time. Camp Asia’s specially designed camps give kids invaluable experiences and new skills.
Aspiring chefs will love learning to cook gourmet dishes under the watchful eye of acclaimed Chef Emmanuel Stroobant. Priced $695
Pint-sized programmers and wannabe movie-makers can practise their digital dexterity and learn some cool new skills. Priced $625
Passion for Art
Bring out the artist in your child with this creative programme including art history, appreciation and lots of new techniques to try. For more information, visit www.campasia.asia