School’s out – but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. Here are some great holiday programmes that can benefit the kiddos.
The school holidays are here! After a challenging semester, the kids definitely deserve some rest, relaxation, and play during this short break. On top of family trips as well as extra time for play and hobbies, kids can stay productive with some holiday programmes.
With more time on their hands, children can focus on learning new things or improving on selected subjects. Moreover, holiday programmes keep the ‘studying momentum’ going, so they’re all set to return to more intense learning when school reopens.
Sounds good? We’ve shortlisted some fun holiday programmes (no boring classes here!) that can keep your kids learning over the school holidays.
Online live tuition
For parents looking for subject-specific tuition classes
Should your child need additional support in specific school subjects, you can’t go wrong with 88tuition. This online tuition provider has programmes for preschool to Secondary 4 levels in English, Math, Science, and Chinese based on the latest Ministry of Education (MOE) syllabus. 88tuition has also recently launched small group online live tuition classes for students in Primary 3 to Secondary 2. Lessons are conducted by highly experienced teachers, including ex-MOE teachers, Heads of Departments, as well as Subject and Level Heads. Its highly structured classes don’t just motivate your child to learn, but trains them to adhere to a study schedule as well. But children don’t just gain academic-based support here — 88tuition’s live tutorials allow them to engage in group discussions and healthy debates. This helps them develop crucial soft skills like problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Plus, classes are conducted online so kids can learn from the comforts of their own home!
Bonus: Get one free live lesson (subject to availability), and 50% off* your child’s first month of tuition if you subscribe within three days of the free live lesson.
* Limited to the first 88 subscribers.
Art of Learning
For parents looking for a holistic academic-based enrichment programme
If you’re thinking of giving your child an edge in academic subjects, helping them master effective learning techniques is a great idea. MindChamps’ popular Art of Learning course is designed to teach children how to learn better through its proprietary learning skills. This includes Reading with Purpose to better understand passages and keyword recall, Picture Application for diagram and map recall, and more. Art of Learning is a 30-week long course available for children in Primary to Secondary school. Children at the Primary level will also be given subject-based support in English, Math, and Chinese.
Bonus: Not ready to commit to the full course? POSB Education Marketplace offers complimentary trial classes for your child to try Art of Learning class to see if it fits them well.
Coding & Robotics
For parents looking to equip their child with 21st century skills
Got an aspiring game developer at home? Or you’re keen to future-proof your child with a valuable skill? Signing them up for a coding and robotics programme does just that. Knowing coding and robotics is a much sought-after skill in the workplace these days. It’ll be essential in tomorrow’s job market as the world we live in gets more digitalised. Empire Code has Coding & Robotics programmes for children as young as three, as well as more rigorous courses for teenagers up to 19 years old. The little ones will start with LEGO WeDo and ScratchJr, before progressing to Micro:bit, and eventually Python and C++.
If you’re looking for a coding and robotics class with STEM-based, STEM Genius provides that for children aged four to 12.
Bonus: Snag 50% off your child’s trial session by booking on POSB Education Marketplace.
For parents of mini musicians
Our Music Studio, a partner of Flying Cape, is a great place for the little ones get their first taste of music. The centre has musical programmes for newborns onwards. Classes are conducted in baby- and child-safe environment. Babies can engage in vocal play and instrument exploration in its Musical Babes sessions; toddlers can try out more musically stimulating activities in Rhythmic Tots; and preschoolers are exposed to a range of performing arts (music, drama, and dance) in the Melodic Kids programme.
Bonus: Get two trial sessions at just $56 on POSB Education Marketplace!
Baking workshops for kids
For parents looking for unique learning experiences
On top of it being a life skill, baking also improves young children’s motor skills and spatial awareness. Genius R Us, a partner of Flying Cape, is known for its baking classes, catering for children aged two to 12. Whether it’s mastering the art of baking macarons, or making beautiful cupcakes from scratch – this baking school has loads of baking techniques to impart to your kid. Plus, we won’t say no to an extra snack during pick-up.
Bonus: Enjoy exclusive savings when you book a Genius R Us baking workshop on POSB Education Marketplace.
Start booking your kid’s holiday programme today
Lucky for you, searching for a suitable programme is made easier with a one-stop platform like POSB Education Marketplace. You can find a variety of fun educational courses offered by trusted education providers: household names like MindChamp and subject matter experts like Empire Code. The best part? DBS and POSB cardholders will get to enjoy special discounts and deals when booking through the marketplace too! POSB Education Marketplace also offers flexible payment options (including payment through interest-free instalments), so you can worry less and focus on your child’s education.
Start browsing the courses, or learn more about POSB Education Marketplace here.
This post is in partnership with POSB Education Marketplace.