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November 2012

10 Year-End Activities for Children

Be a deejay. Skate like a pro. Play the ukulele like Jason Mraz. Build a bear. Learn strategy through chess. That’s right. There’s absolutely no excuse for any child to be bored during the November-December holidays this year!

Dream Big

The Little School for Big Dreamers offers three programmes for aspiring starlets. They all take place at the Singapore Media Academy.

Junior Radio Academy

Senior Programme Director for Class 95FM Erina Cook takes children between nine and 12 years old behind the scenes of a radio station. Find out how DJs prepare for radio shows, learn basic interviewing skills, and participate in an actual studio recording!
When 22 to 23 Nov, 10 am – 5 pm
Cost $240.75 (GST included)
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Fun with Mandarin

This fun and interactive programme will help your child to improve his or her Mandarin language expression, intonation, confidence and creativity. Suitable for six to 11 year olds.
When 19 to 21 Nov, or 26 to 28 Nov, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
Cost $321.00 (GST included)
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Fun with Mat Yoyo

Conducted in four national languages, this teaches children between six and eight years old the fundamentals of acting and performing. All games, dances, songs and skits are taken from the popular Mat Yoyo kids’ programme. The course ends with a recorded and simulated episode of the show, where children can put the skills that they have learnt into action!
When 19 to 23 Nov, 2 – 6 pm; 26 to 30 Nov, 9 am – 1 pm or 2 – 6 pm
Cost $321.00 (GST included)
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Create & Play in Mandarin

Tien Hsia Language School’s two five-day workshops in Mandarin incorporate fun and learning. Your child can be a Lego engineer, a maritime explorer, or visit the Gardens by the Bay. These programmes are suitable for children aged four to nine.
When From 19 Nov, 9 am – 5 pm
Where Various branches
Cost From $280 (+$5.20 insurance) for a three-day workshop
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Bear, Bread, and Adventure

Morris Allen English’s December Holiday Programme includes an excursion to the Gardenia factory to observe bread production, a bear-building session, and an chance for your child to pretend to be Tarzan at Forest Adventure. All outdoor activities are followed by a classroom learning session to reinforce what the children have learned earlier in the day. For P1 to P6 students.
When 9 am – 5 pm on 26-27 Nov, and 9 am – 3 pm on 28 Nov
Where Drop off and pick up points are at the Kovan, Simei and Jurong branches. Classroom activities take place at the Jurong Point branch.
Cost $290 (includes GST and insurance)
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Build Strategy with Chess

Chess is said to improve memory, verbal reasoning, patience and concentration – skills that every school-going child can benefit from!

Singapore Chess Federation

Five-day programmes, two hours per day each, are available for beginners.
When 10 am, 2 pm or 6 pm. Starts every Monday from 19 Nov.
Cost From $170
Where Bishan Community Club, 51 Bishan Street 13, #02-01A
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Chess Academy (Singapore)

The December holiday programmes include structured modular Learn To Play lessons, Thematic courses and a chess event.
When Mondays to Fridays, from 10am.
Where Katong Junction, 451 Joo Chiat Road, #02-04
Cost From $160
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Power Up the Wheelies

Non-skaters and skaters between the ages of three and 12 can take part in one of two programmes: a full day camp which offers “the full Christmas inline skate camp experience” and a half-day camp of inline skate lessons. Free rental of skating equipment is available.
When From 9 am. Choose from dates between 19 Nov and 20 Dec, on the website.
Where West Coast Park and East Coast Park
Cost From $198 for a one-day camp.
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Budding bowlers can learn the fundamentals of bowling at Strike Academy’s bowling camp. Coaching fees, lane fees, shoe rental and house ball usage are included.
When Check website for dates, times and locations.
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Dance Like Greased Lightning

OKH Ballet Centre’s Dancer’s Camp, themed “Grease”, is for children aged from five to above 12 years old. Younger ones aged five to eight attend the day camp, while older kids stay in-camp for three nights. No dance experience is necessary. Final closing date: 15 November 2012.
When 18 to 21 Dec
Where Singapore Sports School
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Bend It Like Beckham

At the finale of the year-long Safra Football Fiesta, you and your family can take part in the 5v5 Kids Futsal Tournament and Father-and-Child Challenge. Non-footie players can enjoy the accompanying carnival!
When 9 Dec, from 9 am
Contact Dean at [email protected] (kids futsal), or Jay at [email protected] (father-and-child challenge)
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Pluck an Ukulele

At Safra’s Ukulele Workshop for Beginners, kids (from age seven onwards) will learn basic chords and pluck simple melodies. They will also be introduced to the various types of ukuleles so that they can make the right choice when buying one. Note: Ukuleles will be provided for the workshop.
When 15 Dec, 11 am to 12.15 pm
Where SAFRA Tampines
Fee $10.70 (Member); $12.80 (Guest)
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More Activities Here!

The National Library Board (NLB) and the National Parks Board (NPB) organise regular activities for children throughout the year. NLB’s Bounce channel, dedicated to children aged zero to 12, has story-telling, crafting sessions, and shows. The NPB conducts regular workshops and tours for children. Join them in celebrating the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden’s fifth anniversary on 18 November, where there will be a carnival and a children’s walkathon in the garden! Closer to home, check the People’s Association website for courses, workshops, and activities for kids.

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10 Year-End Activities for Children