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The best classes for tweens

By Tan Qiu LeiEvents - 19 November 2009 12:00 AM | Updated 20 July 2010

The best classes for tweens

Education is vital for children who belong in the age group of seven to 12 - this is where their thought process becomes more rational and mature. Read on to find out what types of workshops are suitable for this age range.  

Self-development Starters

Instill the right values and manners while your kids are still young to ensure they know how to carry themselves well in social situations. Etiquette workshops are therefore great for tweens as they teach children about personal hygiene, grooming and social skills.

Say it Right

Classes that deal with speech development, like drama and theatre workshops, allow tweens to communicate with others, articulate sounds and express their ideas. Such interactive workshops not only improve their verbal communication skills, they also help to build up their confidence and individual character.

 



School's Out


Term breaks are not about relentless tuition classes and homework. Pamper your precious ones and refresh their minds with fun and exciting classes during the school holidays instead! Here are some ideas.

 
Pottery

If your child loves arts and crafts, he will enjoy pottery-making! Clay modeling not only encourages creative thinking, concentration and perseverance, it also helps to improve his interaction skills with other kids.

Eco tours

Inculcate the importance of preserving our planet with eco tours conducted at gardens and parks in Singapore.

Self-defence and Taekwondo

Develop your child's co-ordination, fitness and agility as he learns the basics of the challenging yet fun martial arts.

Here are classes and workshops that could be just right for your tween:

Sara Goes Carbon Footprinting (a guided tour)

Let your child learn what carbon footprints are and what your tween can do to make a difference for planet Earth.

Date and time: Subjected to a minimum of 20 children per group / One-hour tour (programme ends 31 December)

Venue: Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Price: $8.50/child

To register, call 6471 9961 or email nparks_sbg_edu@nparks.gov.sg.

Basic Pottery Course

This four-session basic pottery workshop makes use of the pinching method and lets your child create and paint six masterpieces. 

Date: From Wednesdays to Sundays

Time: (Weekday schedule) 2pm to 3.30pm, 4pm to 5.30pm or 4.45pm to 6.15pm / (Weekend schedule) 11am to 12.30pm, 1.30pm to 3pm or 3.30pm to 5pm

Venue: #05-38 Funan DigitaLife Mall

Price: $120 for four sessions

To register or find out more, call 6338 7769 or email moni@claycove.com or mag@claycove.com.

Etiquette in my Pocket

Give your child a chance to learn and keep good habits, etiquette and social graces at this interactive workshop, which involves role-playing and individual practice.

Date: To be advised upon registration

Time: 10am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 4.40pm

Venue: CSC, Civil Service Club at Bukit Batok Central

Price: $88

To register, email kit@ImageXchangeInt.com

Bakerzin Kids Creative Baking Workshop

Unleash your child's cooking abilities in this fun workshop where they gets to bring home their own creations and get their own set of baking uniform.

Date and time: For November schedules, email enquiry@bakerzin.com.

Price: $42 per session.

Venue: #01-23 Millenia Walk

To find out more, visit www.bakerzin.com/kids_bakingworkshop.asp.

Vocal Training Singing Course

Prepare your child for the next Singapore Idol in this course that trains proper vocal technique in breathing, resonating and vocal placements.

Date and time: To be advised upon registration

Price: $500 for 10 30-minute sessions

Venue: Kids Performing at #02-01 Robertson Walk

To register or to find out more, call 6836 5002 or email kp@kidsperforming.com.