ENRICH THE MIND

It might be the hol­i­days, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t get a brain boost that com­bines fun with aca­demic en­rich­ment. Th­ese cour­ses will help ju­nior up their per­for­mance at school, while hav­ing loads of fun at the same time

Harper's Bazaar (Singapore) - - LEARNING -

26 MAY-14 JUNE LEARN­ING HORI­ZON E-mail op­er­a­tions@learn­inghori­zon.com. sg to sign up

Join the dy­namic duo, Lulu and Hugo, on a Star­lab Plan­e­tar­ium tour to learn more about the starry in­hab­i­tants of the night sky. From hunt­ing for moon rocks and prac­tis­ing space-in­spired yoga poses, to solv­ing mys­ter­ies and cre­at­ing a so­lar space with pro­to­typ­ing toys, three- to five-year-olds can learn about the so­lar sys­tem and let their imag­i­na­tions run wild at th­ese ses­sions.

29 MAY-4 AU­GUST LIT­TLE MANDARINS www.lit­tle-mandarins.com

Pick­ing up Man­darin will be so much fun at Lit­tle Mandarins’ weekly half­day themed hol­i­day camps. Filled with in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, stu­dents aged four to nine can em­bark on a rain­for­est ad­ven­ture or even a vir­tual tour of China. Along the way, they will gain an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the lan­guage through a hands-on en­vi­ron­ment, sto­ry­telling, speech and drama, songs, games, arts and crafts, brush paint­ing and writ­ing. Kids­get with help homew at­fun ork acade mic pro­gra mmes

29 MAY–7 JULY I AM GIFTED www.iamgifted.com.sg

Backed by neu­ro­sci­en­tists and favoured by go-get­ter par­ents, I Am Gifted’s hol­i­day pro­grammes en­cour­age kids to em­brace learn­ing and score both in school and in life. The pro­grammes, for kids aged from six to 19, take them out of their com­fort zone through hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties, games, drama­ti­sa­tion and mean­ing­ful play. The goal: For chil­dren to shift their mind­sets and at­ti­tudes, and get a taste of what it is like to take the lead.

29 MAY-23 JUNE LORNA WHISTON www.lor­nawhis­ton.com

This June hol­i­days, Lorna Whiston is of­fer­ing a range of English en­rich­ment or speech and drama hol­i­day pro­grammes. De­signed to boost chil­dren’s con­fi­dence and hone their lan­guage skills, pro­grammes in­clude ac­tiv­i­ties like the Be a YouTu­ber camp. Cre­ated for those aged seven to nine, the five-day dig­i­tal me­dia pro­duc­tion ex­pe­ri­ence cov­ers sto­ry­board­ing, film­ing and edit­ing. An­other pro­gramme, De­code the Code 1: Myth­i­cal Beasts, in­volves cre­ative writ­ing skills, an­i­ma­tion, an oral pre­sen­ta­tion and even cod­ing to ex­er­cise their prob­lem­solv­ing and nar­ra­tive skills.

30 MAY-14 JUNE THE LEARN­ING LAB www.the­learn­inglab.com.sg

You can al­ways count on The Learn­ing Lab’s hol­i­day pro­grammes to be fun and cre­ative, so as to nur­ture a child’s love for learn­ing. This hol­i­day pe­riod, young cam­pers will em­bark on a jour­ney of learn­ing through sa­fari-themed pro­grammes that in­volve play, craft and a wide va­ri­ety of hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties. Kids as young as five years old will dis­cover more about the African sa­van­nah, and learn how flora and fauna sur­vive in this ecosys­tem.

5-9 JUNE JU­LIA GABRIEL www.ju­liagabriel.com

A whirl­wind of ex­cite­ment awaits preschool­ers at Ju­lia Gabriel’s su­per­hero-themed speech and drama work­shops. Preschool­ers will be im­mersed in a lan­guage-rich en­vi­ron­ment through rhymes, drama, sto­ries and songs, while kinder­garte­naged read­ers can join a quest to iden­tify con­so­nants and vow­els. Fi­nally, pri­mary school chil­dren will cre­ate and present their tales of heroic ad­ven­ture.

5-9 JUNE CHENGZHU MAN­DARIN CEN­TRE www.chengzhu.edu.sg

Early ex­po­sure to lan­guage is cru­cial for the de­vel­op­ment of lan­guage skills. Ba­bies from six months old, right up to kids in Pri­mary 3, can en­roll in Chengzhu’s lineup of Chi­nese lan­guage pro­grammes. Its Keep Fit Panda class will help bubs pick up phys­i­cal, so­cial and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills through play, as they par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties like art and ed­u­ca­tional games. Mean­while, preschool­ers can par­tic­i­pate in fun cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties, such as speech and drama, pup­petry, mu­sic and nurs­ery rhymes.

12-20 JUNE EX­PLORER JU­NIOR www.ex­plor­erju­nior.com

Founded by Na­tional Uni­ver­sity of Sin­ga­pore grad­u­ates, Ex­plorer Ju­nior runs pro­grammes for chil­dren aged from two to six. Younger kids can learn about engi­neer­ing and ba­sic elec­tron­ics by mak­ing fairy lights and other cir­cuits, while older ones will get to pro­to­type and con­struct lights and cir­cuits. Mini in­ven­tors can also recre­ate Leonardo Da Vinci’s in­ven­tions through the Da Vinci Code work­shop.

26 JUNE-4 AU­GUST WHIZZ KIDZ www.whiz­zkidz.com.sg

Learn­ing takes place be­yond the class­room and in the real world at the five-day Crazy Sci­ence camp by Whizz Kidz. Stu­dents are im­mersed into an imag­i­nary world to role-play as evil min­ions of a mad sci­en­tist or ide­al­is­tic creators in an an­cient era—all while pick­ing up con­cepts of sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, three-di­men­sional print­ing, Lego ro­bot­ics and film-mak­ing.

Be­fore at­tend­ing I Am Gifted, my daugh­ter was ad­dicted to games and had no fo­cus. By the end of the five days, she was mo­ti­vated and de­ter­mined to re­alise her dreams to pur­sue art at a ter­tiary level. –DIANEKHOO

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Singapore

© PressReader. All rights reserved.