Singapore has some pretty high standards when it comes to education. Mainly focused on the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), our current academic curriculum doesn’t teach many life skills, such as cooking and sewing.
Help your children pick up some skills and hobbies before the new school year starts. Enrolling your children in these half-day or one-off classes will serve to help them identify potential skills and hobbies that may one day translate to a future occupation.
Here are 5 skills to introduce to your children and help them get a head start in adulting.
#1 Cooking Classes With Little Cookhouse (From $18 Per Kid)
Source: Little Cookhouse
It’s never too early to let kids try their hands in the kitchen, as cooking and baking are some of the valuable life skills a person should have. At Little Cookhouse, kids between 3 to 12 years old will have hands-on experiences through engaging activities and stories. As Little Cookhouse is a kid’s baking studio with a Montessori based bake+cook enrichment programme, lessons will be planned according to age groups with age-appropriate activities and tools.
Parents can opt for classes involving baking, or classes that don’t involve baking. Little Cookhouse is only accepting bookings of up to 5 pax at their home-based studio. Private baking sessions can be arranged with a minimum of 3 kids.
Price: From $18 to $40 per kid
Suitable for: Ages 3 to 12
Address: 87 Dawson Road Singapore 141087
#2 Sewing Classes With Sew Into It (From $50 Per Kid)
Source: Sew Into It
In this 2 to 3 hour sewing workshop, children will learn how to operate a sewing machine, sew straight lines and attach handles onto the fabric. For complex workshops like Animal Softies where kids will design and create a soft toy in the form of an animal are only recommended for kids above 10 years old.
Price: $50 onwards depending on which workshop
Suitable for: Ages 7 and above
Address: 333 Kreta Ayer Road #02-32 S080333
#3 Hand & Wheel Pottery Class By Common Touch ($85)
Source: Common Touch
Create your own masterpiece from scratch at Common Touch’s pottery workshop. Their pottery workshops and classes are suitable for all ages and for those with little to no experience in pottery. This workshop runs the gamut from throwing on the potter’s wheel to hand-building your own pottery.
Classes are being held at a 2-3 hours duration each time, materials and tools will be provided. Participants will be able to take home their masterpiece after the firing process which takes up at least 2 months.
Price: $85 per participant
Suitable for: Ages 4 and above. Children under 12 years old have to be participated with at least 1 adult and only participants are allowed in the studio.
Address: Burghley Lifestyle Hub, 45 Burghley Drive, #01-08
#4 Photography Lesson From Home ($240 Per Home Kit)
Source: Gosh! Kids
Let your children learn from the comforts of home in this Art & Photo Camp (Home Kit Edition). In this 3-day camp, kids will be given an introduction to photography and learn to navigate the basic functions of the camera through a facilitated hands-on activity, which will require them to go on a scavenger hunt around their own homes. On day 2 and 3 of the camp, kids will get to build their very own kaleidoscope and take abstract photos with everyday materials.
A box of materials will be delivered directly to your doorstep. Materials includes loan of a digital compact camera, acrylic mirrors, craft materials, tape, stickers, food colouring and more!!
Price: $240 per home kit
Suitable for: Ages 6 to 12 years old
Address: At Home
#5 Lego Robotics Camp By Children’s Worklab (From $349 Onwards)
Source: Children’s WorkLab
If your children love playing with Lego, this hands-on camp will be a great programme for them. Not only do they get to play with Lego, but they also get to build a robot with Lego and learn basic programming to make the robot perform movements.
This programme runs till the 14th January 2022, and offers 2 robo camps to accommodate different age groups. The older the kid, the more complex the programme becomes. Kids above 9 years old will even learn to design, engineer and code the Lego robot to perform different functions on each day of the camp.
|Robo Camp (ages 4 to 7)||Robo Camp (ages 7 and above)|
|3-day camp (lasts 3 hrs per day)||$349||$399|
|5-day camp (lasts 3 hrs per day)||$449||$499|
Address: Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, #02-K1, Singapore 238884
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