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.
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.
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.
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.
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
To register, call 6471 9961 or email [email protected].
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 [email protected] or [email protected].
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
To register, email [email protected]
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 [email protected].
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 [email protected].
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