Studying doesn’t always mean being glued to the desk or stuck in the library. As the world gradually becomes our classroom, activities that are held outside the school setting may in fact, be the most effective ones. Studies have shown that experiential, hands-on programmes allow children to interact with others, spark their creativity and think outside the box. Before the little ones run free during the upcoming school holidays and year-end festivities, here are our top 7 edutainment spaces that allow them to ignite their creativity while having a ball of a time.
Play to Learn, Learn through Play with Kiztopia
Indoor driving school, role play rooms, augmented reality (AR) studios packed with arts and sports – what’s not to love? Spanning 18,000 sq ft with 18 play concepts, Kiztopia park could be the next play and learn haven for the kids. Interestingly, the space was designed to encourage children to freely explore where they will gain diversity in physical, emotional, cognitional and social development, fostering each individual’s unique strengths. The endless fun-filled play area also welcomes parents to work together as a team with their kids and develop a strong family bond. If you need a play break, hop on over to Bell’s Pantry, a cosy café housed within the playground, and choose from delectable bites such as Corn Dogs and Baked Cheese & Meat wraps. Stay tuned for an exciting programme line-up that also enhances useful skills such as cooking, creating artworks, building robots and more!
Clash of Cold Steel at Modern Fencing Academy
Did you know that the tip of the fencing weapon is the second fastest moving object in sport, after the marksman’s bullet? Or that several ballet positions were in fact derived from fencing? While fencing has been around since the 18th century, many of us know little about this esteemed activity. At Singapore’s leading international fencing club Modern Fencing Academy, renowned coaches offer beginner and elite programmes for both kids and adults, which teach the importance that defeats and failures are only temporary. Both newcomers and the skilled are welcome, to experience first-hand the clash of cold steel, the thrill of duelling and the unbeatable feeling of victory.
De Kinder Club to Enrich the Young Soul
Are your little ones aged between six months to six years? Enrol them in an exciting range of diverse classes at De Kinder Club, a premier enrichment space with innovative in-house curricula that will leave them spoilt for choice. From Science & Art, Coding and Chess classes that enable kids to enhance their ability to communicate and remain focused, to Zumba, Sports, Yoga, Theatre and Music sessions that offer coordination and empowerment, De Kinder Club develops holistic children with a zest for life!
More Champion Learning with MindChamps
You might have known that MindChamps PreSchool sits on Level 1 – but come January 2020, MindChamps Global HQ will be moving to Marina Square too, offering their enrichment programmes based on the 3-Mind Education model to prepare children for the 21st century. From reading and writing programmes for preschoolers and primary schoolers to ones that feature MindChamps’ proprietary learning techniques, you can now enrich your child’s learning journey in school. Look out for this new extension to MindChamps on Level 4!
Tap, Play and Win at Timezone
Hailing from the land down under, Timezone is an exciting, interactive space that Singaporean families and teens have come to love. Jump right in a bright, colourful and cosy ambience together with the kids and defeat opponents in a myriad of heart-racing games to win attractive prizes. Gear up for the finish line at Lane Master; arm your water guns to freeze zombies for Zombie Outbreak; and skilfully aim for precision at Ghostbuster Pinball. Timezone’s well trained FunSquad guarantees fun-filled experiences for both the young and the young-art-heart.
Bounce, Kick and Flip Your Way Through The Little Gym
Research and hands-on experience have taught us that teaching motor skills to kids helps them build confidence to do their best at home, at play and in the classroom. Need to channel your child’s energy more productively? Book a gymnastics class to spring from cartwheels to confidence. Not the sporty type? The sports sessions do more than teach coordination – it helps your child gain the critical understanding of teamwork and sportsmanship. At The Little Gym, the professionally developed curriculum allows your children grow, one somersault at a time.
Meet Pororo and Pals at Pororo Park Singapore
Fans of Pororo, a little penguin filled with curiosity and love for adventure and challenge, can delight in the 11,000 sq ft indoor edutainment playground that integrates train rides, indoor playground attractions, educational classes, mini parades, character meet-and-greets and sing-along shows! Experience the Hinoki Pit, Petty Supermarket, Shark Ball Pool and more with your child, as they discover and unravel the thrilling realm of Pororo & Friends.