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Sesame Street and other August fun!

By Ninart LuiEvents - 29 July 2011 4:30 PM | Updated 4:49 PM

Sesame Street and other August fun!

Can you believe that it’s now August? With the June holidays now nothing but a fond memory and the September school break still far off, there’s still plenty of activities to stimulate and excite your kids’ senses.

No, we’re not talking about boring school lessons and homework. Who said filling your mind had to be dull? Come with us on a journey as we explore what’s in store for your kids!

In the earlier part of the month, you’ll still have time to check out the wonderfully colorful play The Rainbow Fish ((until Aug 6), which is the interactive, musical experience your kids would thank you for.

For something a little darker if you have kids with more mature tastes, we highly recommend the funny, moving and visually stunning not-so-fairytale Into the Woods (July 29-Aug 7).

For budding historians, don’t miss the Debt to History tour (Aug 6) that takes the little ones on an informative tour of iconic, historical local monuments, each with their own story to tell.

Kite-flying is perennially a favorite for weekend outdoor activities, but why not expand your child’s horizons further by taking him/her to the NTUC Income Kite Festival 2011 Indoor Flying Fiesta (Jul 29-Aug 7)? You’ll open his eyes to the exciting world of indoor kite flying and potentially create a world champion in the future!


The later part of the month kicks off with a big bang as our beloved Sesame Street characters make their way here again (Aug 13-14)! Parents and kids alike will surely adore this Meet-n-Greet session where kids can get up close and personal with their favorite puppets.

To refresh your memories, here’s a lovable sneak peek of what to expect:

For budding Einsteins, expect lots of inquisitive questions if you bring your kids to the Singapore Science Festival (until Aug 13). With lots of experiments, workshops, performances and more, it’s guaranteed a blast for the whole family to enjoy together.

Take your kids to partake in the eccentricities (and treasure hunt) in the Dalí Mind of a Genius exhibition (until Oct 30) – or even if they haven’t (they should!), the A Fairytale with Dali storytelling workshop    (Aug 13-Sep 3) comes highly recommended (Aug 13, 20 for kids 5-9, Aug 27 & Sep 3 for 10-13).

To round it all up, teach your kids some eco-friendliness by taking them to Just a Dream  (Aug 4-Sep 10) –about a young litterbug who rethinks his values after waking up from a very different sort of dream. For more tips on how to get your kids to go green, check out our Kids-friendly Green Guide.

For more things to do with your kids that’s on in August, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar