Monday, May 26, 2014

June Holiday Fun!

This June Holiday will be a mad fun period for us. As I needed to also clear my leave at work, so I took the opportunity to register for various workshops for the kiddo. Not sure what to do or where to go during this month long period?

Here's sharing some ideas for your kiddo this June holiday!

:: Outdoor Fun

Singapore Botanical Gardens Workshops and Tours
Instead of getting the child all cooped up at home, why not have some hands-on Science fun at the Gardens?

How does observing and catching dragonflies with your kiddo sound? Or if you prefer a more relaxed approach, you can opt for one of their Investigative Biodiversity workshop on Rainforest or meeting some Jungle Friends (a night walk) or learning more about the Grassland.

We have signed up for the Jungle Friends workshop which sounds pretty interesting! Here's the synopsis:

"Walk on the wild side in one of Singapore's oldest rainforest patches at night! The Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Rainforest boardwalk trail is home to beetles and bugs, the Whip Scorpion, Short-nosed Fruit Bat, Common Palm Civet, Collared Scops-owl and Long-tailed Nightjar. This wildlife lesson will start with a slide-talk on nocturnal wildlife of the Gardens’ rainforest, followed by a guided night walk in the rainforest. Children will also have fun planting their own potted plants to bring home!" (photo credit: nparks)

Sounds interesting? Click on the links above for more information and to register. 

:: Holiday Art Workshop
If outdoor is not your thing and your kiddo is more artistically inclined, Heart Studio is running some holiday programmes too. Targeted at children from 3YO right up to above 7YO, you are spoilt for choices.

If you wish to know more about what goes on in their regular classes, you can read about it herehere and here

Here's a piece of good news! I have signed Dumpling up for their Pointillism workshop which is from 16 - 18 June and Heart Studio has kindly sponsored a spot for that workshop for a give away! So stay tuned for the shout out later this week!

Heart Studio LLP
1 Charlton Lane #01-04 , Singapore 539631
Tel: (65) 6554 7563
Fax: (65) 6554 7562

:: Writers Workshops

1) British Council
British Council is running some holiday programmes this June. These are some workshops which look to be quite fun and caught my eye!

For P1 and P2:

Roald Dahl Magic - Matilda 
Matilda is one of our favorite Roald Dahl tales (along with many others I must say) and I was really keen to explore this option. The class aims to develop grammar accuracy, writing skills, reading skills, enlarging the child's vocabulary and building up his / her confidence. 

(PS: There is also one on Dogs and Villains and yes, it is also for Primary school level. These workshop will be something that I will look into again next year. :))

Location varies according to dates. Please click on header for more information. Fees: $640 incl of GST, 5 mornings from 9am - 1pm. 

2) Monsters Under the Bed (MUTB)

I have always been intrigued by the organisation's name as well as its fun writing workshops! Come June,
MUTB is running a 3-day workshop - Monsters HuntINK also targeted at the Primary School students who are"raring to take a trip on the wild side! Monsters have long dominated the human imagination, from huge dragons to secret werewolves, and they are powerful metaphors for our fears and hopes."

Venue: Living Room
Event Timing: 10am-1pm
Date: 5 - 7 June 2014
Fees: $280

3) Lorna Whiston
Carousel - K1 and K2
This was something that I soooooo wanted to go but I did not sign Dumpling up for it because it is a full-day event. For the K1 / K2 programme, this will be on the theme of Prince and Princess dress up. Here's an excerpt of the overview:

Dress up as Snow White! Transform yourself into Prince Charming!

Our enchanting new drama programme will capture the imagination of every child, and will boost their creativity, and their ability to speak and perform with confidence! This programme will cultivate your child to love the power of the written word, to speak confidently in drama and create and express himself/herself in art.

Period: 9 - 13 June 2014

United Square
101 Thomson Road
#03-18 / #04-22 United Square
Singapore 307591

Level 3 Tel: 6253 7688

:: Sporty Fun
Intensive Camp at The Rink

As you may be aware, the kiddo and I both signed up for ice skating classes and what a better way to beat the heat this June than to head out to The Rink. The Rink offers weekly as well as an intensive camp during the holiday season. 

The usual 5-weekly lessons (30mins) have been condensed into 4 lessons of 45 mins each. Here's a look at their schedule

The RinkLevel 3, JCube
Singapore 609731
2 Jurong East Central 1
Tel: +65 6684 2374/5 (hotline) or 6684 2379

Opening Hours:
Monday: 10.00 am - 9.30 pm (until the first week of Aug 2013)
Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday: 10.00 am - 9.30 pm
Friday & Saturday, eve of PH & PH: 10.00 am - 11.45 pm

:: Frozen Fun
The Science League - Frozen cupcake chemistry workshop

This came up in my search and looking at how fast the seats have filled up, it goes to show that Singapore has definitely NOT gotten over the Frozen phase yet. 


Dates: 25 June (Wed) 
Time: 1 to 4 pm ( 3 hours)
Venue: The Science League at 221 Bishan St 23
Special Price: NOW $36 per child (incl. baking materials, age-appro science notes, and a special rhinestone tiara) (USUAL $56)
Suitable for: Ages 5 - 9 years old

Call: 6451 0433 or sign up below. (limited vacancies per session)

:: Science Fun @ The Science Centre

From Story Telling to Fun Science workshops, Science Centre seems to have the younger children in mind his season. 


Dates: 24 May – 29 June 2014
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Mon to Sun) 
Science Centre admission charges apply

:: Theatrical Fun

And of course, not forgetting the Performing Arts scene - ACE Festival. ACE Festival is one festival that Dumpling and I certainly look forward to yearly. This year, the festival features 5 plays with 2 spilling into June: Dotty the Dragon and Starbird. In addition, there are also a series of workshops included too - Writer's workhop, Craft, etc.  We will be reviewing Dotty the Dragon so stay tuned! 

Here's an excerpt of the ACE Festival from the website

ACE! 2014 is a most exciting collection of performances, workshops and activities for 3-14 year olds, and their grown-ups.
The theme for ACE! Festival 2014 is Long Ago and Far Away. We will explore not just stories, music, and performance but experiences, environments, cultures, sights and sounds that will excite all senses. Let your imagination travel through time and space as you create your own adventures from long ago and far away, or maybe right up-to-date and close to home!
As part of our 5th Anniversary celebration, we have chosen 5 special local and international productions of world-class standards. These productions embrace family learning through a colourful and stimulating environment where stories are told in a sensory and visual way.
Click on the header to buy your tickets! 

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