These classes (from $280) will get your kids up-to-date with digital literacy. Tots as young as five will learn how to programme robots and design games, while older kids can learn coding. And for those ten to 16 years old, get them started on writing software in the Micro:bit MicroPython class. Classes are held at 10 Square @ Orchard Central, One Kind House and Collision 8.
Keep your kids' busy squishing and moulding clay at the workshops by Clay Cove. They might even make a new bowl or mug to use at home. Foundation level pottery classes ($180/four sessions) introduce kids to the pinching method, while intermediate classes ($240/six sessions) teach coiling, slab-building and hollowing methods to create pottery pieces. Advance classes ($240/six sessions) test your child's competency in the methods, and they'll be able to make four projects in this course. You'll also be able to work on ceramic pieces with your child in the parent and child bonding workshops ($180/two sessions) where both of you will create, decorate and glaze a cup and saucer.
JR Muay Thai
Channel your kids’ energy to building stronger minds and bodies through muay Thai ($25/trial, $99/four sessions). The martial art will develop discipline, focus and mental strength in your child as they learn the basic boxing and kicking techniques as well as defensive techniques. Parents can also train with their kids as part of the Family Muay Thai package (from $120).
What better way to support your child’s education than with a holiday camp chock-full of good creative fun? Worklab offers a variety of camps but of the many, two of the most popular ones are MyCamp and Robocamp. The technology-themed MyCamp gives kids aged six to 12 the opportunity to create their own camp experience. It begins by selecting three to six out of 11 projects: young ones can build and programme a 3D model of a real life smart house, design their own video game or stage a runway show for their fashion label. Alternatively, Robocamp junior (for six to eight years old) and senior (for nine to 12 years old) focuses on robotics with hands-on activities such as learning scientific concepts through building a LEGO robot. Sounds too easy? Kids'll also have to use robot mechanics to form solutions to challenges in the Robobattle. Children's Worklab also offers weekly weekend classes (from $330) in engineering, robotics and animation. For the engineering and robotics courses, kids will learn and apply key concepts through the use of LEGO sets to construct a variety of mechanisms.
Space Academy Singapore
Here’s one for the junior space cadets who aspire to launch a rocket, walk on the moon or discover extra-terrestrial life. Space Academy Singapore’s space camp ($950/four days) for youths aged 14 to 18 is conducted by legit instructors from NASA who’ll impart their knowledge to budding scientists, astronauts and engineers. It’s not all talk and no play, either: hands-on activities include building of water rockets, mini satellites, navigating rovers and unmanned aerial vehicles, and completing an Arctic mission in Snow City.
Children holiday camp options are aplenty at Camp Asia ($625-$695/five days, 9am-3pm), whose range of activities caters to three-year-olds through to 16-year-old teens. There’s Super Soccer and Super Gymnastics for the active ones, Drama Academy for budding performers, and Mad World of Science and Math Mania for the brainiacs. Camp Asia’s all-time favourite programme is the Multi-Activity Camp, where kids aged three to eight can expend their energy on five activities – from swimming and ball sports to drama and cooking – in a single day.
ACT 3 Drama Academy
Local theatre company ACT 3’s Drama Academy has rolled out a series of activities for children aged between seven months to teenagers, where they can pick up skills such as how to collaborate creatively with peers, boost their confidence and improve their vocal and dance techniques.
With 16 years of experience, you can be sure that Camp Magic has all you need for a fun and engaging arts-based holiday camp for your kids. ‘Big Top of Fun’, a circus-themed programme that celebrates art, stories, music and movement includes clowning, juggling, and two new features: the maypole and the Circus Cube, where kids get to create for the circus special craft projects using felt, sari fabric, sparkly tapes and wooden sticks.
Little League Football Camp
If watching Ronaldo or Neymar on TV isn’t exciting enough, send your active tykes to Little League’s four-day-long football camp. This expatriate football coaching company, which boasts ex-international Australian footballer Darren Stewart and ESPN football pundit Paul Masefield as coaches, aims to create a fun environment where kids can build their confidence and make friends while fine-tuning their dribbling, passing, shooting, heading and teamwork skills.
Genius R Us
For children from two-and-a-half to 12 years old, Genius R Us has a spectrum of workshops ($40-$499) lined up that aim to make baking fun and build on their team work skills, and also teach participants about kitchen equipment and how to handle raw ingredients. Some of the tasty creations they may walk away with include cookies, pizzas, watermelon cookies, as well as festive treats like reindeer cupcakes and snowman Oreo pops.