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  • Cheery Family Activities to Get You into the CNY Spirit in 2021

    Cheery Family Activities to Get You into the CNY Spirit in 2021

    Chinese New Year is a time when families gather to celebrate together and there is an overall feeling of happiness in the air. From baking, crafting, decorating to attending festivals and having themed family photo sessions, every element of the season brings a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. It is truly the most wonderful time of the year. We’ve put together a list of fun and cheery family activities to partake in and spend some quality time together.

  • VivoKids: The Proven Experts in Multi-Sport Coaching for Early Years

    VivoKids: The Proven Experts in Multi-Sport Coaching for Early Years

    Occasionally parents become so familiar with a reasonably acceptable specific sports programme that they fail to notice a myriad of alternatives that give their child freedom to find their own sporting path. Step forward, VIVO Kids is the most in-demand multi-sport programme for pre-schoolers with the Singapore parents right now – and for good reason. VIVO Kids – a name guaranteed to deliver age-appropriate activities in a happy, stimulating environment – gives your child the best possible start in physical and social development.

  • Best Family Photo Studio in Singapore: Comfy, Candid, Light

    Best Family Photo Studio in Singapore: Comfy, Candid, Light

    Oh Dear Studio is, perhaps, one of the best photo studios in Singapore. And this place deserves this title for a reason: you won't find more cheerful, tasteful, light studio and more dedicated and sincere photograph elsewhere! Melody Lin can encapsulate your emotions and place them in a frame, creating heirloom-quality images.

  • The Benefits of Martial Arts Training for Children

    The Benefits of Martial Arts Training for Children

    Martial arts classes are the most in-demand after school activity for kids in Singapore among both expats and locals – and for good reason. As you will all know, practitioners of martial arts are encouraged to learn not just how to defend themselves or improve their fighting techniques, but to learn about styles and philosophical systems of traditional martial arts that are deeply pacifistic in nature. The main concern of some parents that put off considering martial arts practice is that such training may promote violence. 

  • Building Stronger Family Bonds through Flowers and Flower Arrangements

    Building Stronger Family Bonds through Flowers and Flower Arrangements

    Flowers can build a stronger family bond! And we are going to prove that. Here you will find out about different activities with flowers that can boost your relationship and turn simple work in the garden into a pleasant and educative family pastime!

  • Language Learning: The Best Ways to Teach Children a Foreign Language

    Language Learning: The Best Ways to Teach Children a Foreign Language

    Singaporean applications to British, North American and Canadian universities are booming.  In such a scenario, the sooner you set your kids on the right path to start acquiring an additional foreign language the better. It’s almost contagious – children see their friends trying to learn more than one language and then think “I want to try that too.” Especially teenagers desire to be global citizens. The good news is that Singapore language centres have been quick to rise to this growing trend and their offers are increasingly appealing. There is a plethora of courses, lessons and activities available in Singapore which lead to internationally recognised qualifications. 

  • Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids

    Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids

    We’ve lined up some popular, interesting, and useful gifts for kids that won’t end up gathering dust on the shelf. Be it a busy book, DIY kit, or a healthy snack, each and every present is worth its place under your Christmas tree!  

  • Dance, Drum, Draw and More at Santa’s Holiday Academy @ KINEX

    Dance, Drum, Draw and More at Santa’s Holiday Academy @ KINEX

    Santa’s Holiday Academy at KINEX is the best way to get ready for Christmas! Fun and enriching classes, tasty lunches, and tons of good mood and entertainment – your kids gonna love this early Christmas present! Parents can also mix business with pleasure and stock themselves up with everything and even more for the holiday celebration at KINEX!

  • Year-End Holiday Programs for Your Child at United Square Shopping Mall

    Year-End Holiday Programs for Your Child at United Square Shopping Mall

    It is the perfect chance to make the most out of the upcoming long school holidays: to learn something new and have fun! So what are holiday camp programs children can partake at the Mall this year-end?

  • All the Best Year-End Holiday Camps to Get Excited About in 2020. Part 1

    All the Best Year-End Holiday Camps to Get Excited About in 2020. Part 1

    While the final school term may already be peeking up from behind the last red and yellow leaves on ketapang trees, we have a few things to look forward to, namely, some lavish Year-End school holiday camps heading our way. Ones that are worth shouting about? Read on for receiving balanced and trusted coverage of all the best November-December holidays camps in Singapore for 2020.

  • All the Best Year-End Holiday Camps to Get Excited About in 2020. Part 2

    All the Best Year-End Holiday Camps to Get Excited About in 2020. Part 2

    While the final school term may already be peeking up from behind the last red and yellow leaves on ketapang trees, we have a few things to look forward to, namely, some lavish Year-End school holiday camps heading our way. Ones that are worth shouting about? Read on for receiving balanced and trusted coverage of all the best November-December holidays camps in Singapore for 2020.

  • SG:Digital Wonderland 2020: The Festival Not To Be Missed

    SG:Digital Wonderland 2020: The Festival Not To Be Missed

    SG:Digital Wonderland returns this November for an epic weekend of free family-friendly tech showcases, workshops and live-streaming activities. Organised by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), SG:Digital Wonderland is one of Singapore’s most exciting digital festival, shining a light on emerging tech trends and preparing our people to be ready to seize the opportunities presented in the digital world. The festival is hosted online and activities are open to everyone to participate.

  • Arts in Your Neighbourhood Announces November 2020 Family Events in Kallang and Geylang

    Arts in Your Neighbourhood Announces November 2020 Family Events in Kallang and Geylang

    The National Arts Council has revealed the full line-up for this autumn’s Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme which enables residents of Kallang and Geylang to step out of their daily lives and enjoy interaction with others through the live and virtual community-centric arts programme while exploring the neighbourhood. The twice-yearly, locally run 18-day long programme, Arts in Your Neighbourhood showcases visual arts, theatre, music, dance and literary arts for families amidst the iconic places in Kallang and Geylang.

  • Review of the Family Photography at Oh Dear Studio: Capturing Real Emotions

    Review of the Family Photography at Oh Dear Studio: Capturing Real Emotions

    What makes the perfect photoshoot? It seems that the formula for success is a lovely studio, a talented and experienced photographer, and relaxed happy participants. Mix it all together and you will get Oh Dear Studio! 

  • Learn Dancing at Singapore's Finest Dance Classes

    Learn Dancing at Singapore's Finest Dance Classes

    One major consideration for any parent is how to entertain young children with boundless energy or teens notoriously choosy about leisure activities. With numerous children's dance schools dotted around Singapore, there is something for everyone between the ages of three and 18. These are the most beguiling dance classes to book for those seeking exhilarating and fun programmes to motivate kids to dance in their spare time or as a career. And behind all the fun, we can’t think of a better or more wholesome way to actually develop your child's physical skills, awareness of their body, encourage creativity and self expression through movement.

  • A Foodies' Guide to Singapore's Best Bakeries

    A Foodies' Guide to Singapore's Best Bakeries

    Showstopper desserts are key when composing a menu for a special occasion. If a birthday party or another event is high on the agenda where a cake really is an important meal of the day, then we're keen to help you find a mouth-watering one. Follow your nose to one of these bakeries, because we know it's going to be good.

  • Singapore's Top Shops to Buy Baby Essentials & Accessories

    Singapore's Top Shops to Buy Baby Essentials & Accessories

    We love buying baby essentials and accessories, but today the baby items' horizon has expanded and diversified. Many of us have learnt from experience not to choose the first piece that makes us go “awe” when going shopping, but to think about what you really need and about its potential to be passed on to future siblings. Consulting parents and rounding up the best children's shops, we considered many components from quality of materials, design, uniqueness, sustainability, range of organic items to affordable prices. 

  • Fun & Educational Kits for Kids

    Fun & Educational Kits for Kids

    If there is anything parents constantly need, it’s a well-deserved minute to themselves. And there is no better idea than opting for a fun activity kit to get different components, colourful toys and a comprehensive guide all in one box. With a variety of options of craft and educational kits on the market, product reviews and customer ratings, we know how hard it can be to come up with ideas to entertain your child. We have tested plenty of kits and rounded up a thoughtfully curated selection of incredibly fun and captivating kits for kids. There is something for every tiny toddler, little kid or slightly older children, that are as playful as they are educational.

  • Children's Learning: Top Online Programmes in Singapore. Part 2

    Children's Learning: Top Online Programmes in Singapore. Part 2

    In today’s particularly fast-paced world, online programmes have taken a significant hit and every day Singapore seems to bring major new children's virtual workshops, summer holiday courses and camps. So if you want the up-to-the-minute updates and information crucial for your child for this summer season, now is the time to read the article, as TickiKids has brought our readers the second part of the top online programmes in Singapore.

  • Practical Tips on How to Cope as a Family During the Covid-19 Outbreak

    Practical Tips on How to Cope as a Family During the Covid-19 Outbreak

    Being cooped up at home for an indefinite period of time and keeping positive, when you and your spouse work from home and need to supervise the children all the time, daily life may become overwhelming for all family members. It seems like the whole world has effectively stopped spinning and the coronavirus outbreak poses lots of tricky questions: how to cope with concerns about your work and finances, stay in the know and look out for yourself and your loved ones, maintain healthy relationships with friends and relatives, home-school children whilst trying to work, maintain good physical and mental wellbeing, vary your family activities and a range of other issues.

  • How to Entertain Your Kids at Home While Social Distancing

    How to Entertain Your Kids at Home While Social Distancing

    To keep kids entertained and happy whilst staying at home, our leading editors have handpicked a selection of some exciting local virtual activities, covering everything from dancing, board games, fun Maths apps, online interactive children's parties to starting a blog. Whatever you are doing, please keep yourself and others safe.

  • Children's Learning: Top Online Programmes in Singapore

    Children's Learning: Top Online Programmes in Singapore

    In Singapore, the lockdown has certainly changed our lives. In these unsettling times, it would be all too easy to succumb to the temptation to reduce time for learning  and give yourself over to housebound lethargy. For our children at different stages of lockdown, now it’s more important than ever to stay occupied and active at home. If your kids are starting to go a little stir crazy, these online educational programmes are the perfect antidote. Equally engaging and fun, your little ones' minds will be in a better place in no time.

  • Virtual tours of famous museums around the world

    Virtual tours of famous museums around the world

    While staying at home we can do all that stuff that we have been always postponing, can read books that we were not able to finish because of the lack of time, can spend time for self-improvement, and finally, we can visit all the world famous museums with just a push of a button. Many museums granted us this opportunity, a chance to visit expositions of original art objects that are of cultural and historical importance. And this without leaving the comport of your home. So, all museums in one place from the comfort of your chair. Let's go!

  • The Benefits of Dance Classes for Your Kids and What Singapore Has to Offer

    The Benefits of Dance Classes for Your Kids and What Singapore Has to Offer

    For any parent, one of the top-of-mind concerns is searching for the best way to channel the energy of the “everlasting batteries” – the children. While giving them the possibility to play video games or watch toons may help to settle them down for some time, physical activity is the best solution to steer their energy into the right course. And it is the parents’ responsibility to make sure that kids find the chosen activity interesting and entertaining, otherwise, they won’t want to do it. The first thing that comes into mind is team sports. However, with all the benefits that sports bring, it is essential to be savvy in your choices. Some team sports call for a certain age range so when you choose a kind of sport for your toddler, pay attention to the age requirements. Luckily, there is an activity that hits the spot for kids of all ages – dancing!

  • The Best Gymnastic Classes for Kids in Singapore

    The Best Gymnastic Classes for Kids in Singapore

    Singapore isn't short of children's gymnastic clubs promoting confidence, health and wellbeing. Gymnastics is an immensely popular sport and it has always played a significant role in a truly holistic development of every child. All sports clubs are keen to stress that gymnastics is not just suited to athletes. It provides opportunities to engage everyone through a diverse and challenging sport experience at all ages across all abilities. Recognising the significant mental and physical benefits that emerge by participating and competing in sport, the majority of parents go on to send their kids to gymnastic schools. Whether your child is an aspiring Olympian or complete newbie, or it's for a social and recreational purpose, we've handpicked a selection of the best gymnastic classes for kids in Singapore.

  • Best music classes for kids in Singapore

    Best music classes for kids in Singapore

    Whether you are looking for lessons designed for babies to teach them music appreciation or you have a little baby rock star at home, or you simply want to expose your child to the joy of music, then your search ends here. At TickiKids, we have rounded-up the most highly respected music schools and music classes in Singapore.Here’s a look at the best music classes near you! 

  • Sherlock at Home by Oops Odelia is Out Now

    Sherlock at Home by Oops Odelia is Out Now

    Hang on! What’s that? You haven’t discovered Oops Odelia yet? A manager and co-founder of GRAM’S Learning Centre Mrs Yvonne Teo returns again to the TickiKids Childhood Reading department with the latest instalment of the Oops Odelia series. If your little reader hasn’t read any of Oops Odelia's spellbinding short stories, don't worry – it’s in no particular order. With the help of a new children's tale Sherlock at Home and its heroine Odelia, GRAM’S Learning Centre continues to help younger audiences go through a transformative time socially and educationally.

  • TickiKids' Educational Guide: Top International Schools in Singapore

    TickiKids' Educational Guide: Top International Schools in Singapore

    What makes a school exceptional? A friendly and supportive atmosphere, teachers and staff who love their subject, ambitious and innovative approach to teaching, dedicated modern facilities, and the best possible pastoral care that makes every pupil feel respected and secure in their environment. And, of course, a variety of extra curricular activities that enhance the student's development. While preparing this article, it was necessary to ensure that all of the above criteria were considered and preferably exceeded. As a result of our diligence to this task, we are pleased to present you with a carefully crafted list of the highest achieving international schools in Singapore. We hope our article gives you a sense of what purposeful and ambitious schools are available, and a deeper understanding of their values, rules and standards.

  • Review of Us – the compelling story of a powerful friendship

    Review of Us – the compelling story of a powerful friendship

    One of the most crucial things we can teach our children is how to be a good friend. From interactive shows with fun characters to noisy entertainment with unexpected surprises, PLAYtime! interactive theatre series by Esplanade gives a little helping hand on this occasion. At TickiKids, we aim to encourage and support families with kids to become involved in the many and varied cultural experiences which extend and complement their children's learning and upbringing beyond the family and school environment. Following on from the hugely successful production Bunny Finds the Right Stuff by director Daniel Jenkins, TickiKids’ Test Patrol families are delighted to turn the spotlight on a premiere of his warm, witty and wise show "Us" for children aged 2-6.

  • The Most Exciting Swimming Lessons for Kids in Singapore

    The Most Exciting Swimming Lessons for Kids in Singapore

    Everyone knows that growing up with a fear of the water may manifest itself into a deeper phobia. It is always much better to begin swimming lessons early – the earlier the better! Whether you are a parent of a child looking for swimming lessons to learn basic water safety skills, or have fun in the water with family and friends, or even become an elite level swimmer, you have come to the right place. We have found the best possible swimming schools in Singapore with excellent facilities on-site, and first class swimming coaching, teaching and supervision. And it is going to be hard to beat. From babies upwards whatever their level of ability – time to jump in to these iconic swimming pools.

  • TickiKids' Educational Guide: Top preschools in Singapore

    TickiKids' Educational Guide: Top preschools in Singapore

    TickiKids' Educational Guide is famous for candid reviews of leading private and state schools for children aged 3-18 in Singapore. We scrutinise academic performance, well-being and atmosphere, extra-curricular activities, games and arts, childcare and much more. Due to a large number of requests, we have decided to offer parents a genuine flavour of what Singapore’s preschools for children between the ages of about one and six are like. Take a look at the best childcare centres and preschools in Singapore and discover which ones came out on top.

  • 10 Tips on How to Choose the Right Camp

    10 Tips on How to Choose the Right Camp

    Whilst being frankly amazed at the many interactive activities for children to do in Singapore during this year’s June School Holidays, TickiKids in partnership with Singapore leading PlayFACTO School has decided to issue some guidelines on the matter of how to choose the right camp. Regardless of the choice that you ultimately make, it is fair to say that, in general, activity camps are a very engaging way to further the knowledge of the fundamentals of science, with an element of fun and social bonding, which can help your kids discover their own particular passion and pursue their interests further.

  • 10 Enrichment Classes for Babies and Toddlers in Singapore

    10 Enrichment Classes for Babies and Toddlers in Singapore

    You might be wondering what your little baby could need more than the mom's permanent presence and mom's endless love to her tiny tot? But we all are aware of the fact that this stage of baby's life is essential and there are plenty of ways to enhance your infant's development with the help of various classes from music, dance, art to swimming, yoga, education and play, etc. And needless to say, there are also parent-child bonding classes and workshops you could try with your baby. Check out the list and find the classes that are prepared namely for Singapore babies and toddlers.  

  • The Dragon's Dentist review – the charming chance to overcome children's dental fears

    The Dragon's Dentist review – the charming chance to overcome children's dental fears

    The iconic Esplanade Theatre Studio, widely famous for its committed family vibe, is currently premiering  the newest kids' show The Dragon's Dentist, with tickets on sale now. The PLAYtime interactive theatre series by Esplanade has never let parents down when it comes to kids’ shows. This time, their creative production team promises festive madness for under-sixes and to keep the whole family happily entertained. Last week, joining theatregoers from Singapore, TickiKids Test Patrol attended Esplanade to watch The Dragon's Dentist,  a much anticipated performance about a daring adventure of  the dragon dentist, his apprentice and poor mythical creature that suffers from toothache. Their overall verdict?

  • The 10 Best Birthday Party Venues for Children in Singapore

    The 10 Best Birthday Party Venues for Children in Singapore

    Welcome to the 2nd article about kids’ birthday celebration, as we've rounded up the best birthday party venues for children – the guide you can trust to give you the inside track on the top-notch events for your birthday boys and girls taking place up and down Singapore. Drawing on our hands-on experience in the children's entertainment industry, we know what you want to know and we think like you think. TickiKids’ team of super-sleuths has put their detective skills to good use by thoroughly inspecting the best of the bunch from all angles. Just take our pieces of advice and do yourself a favour: check out the previous article on How to throw the best child’s birthday party and then browse through this one again and again. And hurry: book a venue before it is packed to full capacity. If your mission is to find the best place for your child’s birthday party, these venues might hit the spot.

  • Announcing a brand new book release in the Oops Odelia series ‒ “It's Okay to Shout”

    Announcing a brand new book release in the Oops Odelia series ‒ “It's Okay to Shout”

    GRAM’S Learning Centre is to launch the Oops Odelia series' first book in August 2018 to coincide with National Day of Singapore celebrating the 53d anniversary of Singapore’s Independence. TickiKids is pleased to present this brand new picture book for pre-schoolers and toddlers entitled It's Okay to Shout, which is all about introducing your kids to first everyday experiences, and developing positive patterns of behaviour in response to a particular situation. This gently educational book with a child-centred sense of fun helps them to consider what is, or is not, appropriate behaviour towards others.TickiKids has decided to help your adorable toddlers take their first big steps in their journey to becoming life-long readers. There is no better chance to start on a journey than with the most recent series from GRAM’S Learning Centre. 

  • How to Throw the Best Child’s Birthday Party

    How to Throw the Best Child’s Birthday Party

    A child’s birthday party, by name and by nature, is the very best of both worlds. It is meant to be a big event not only in your kiddo’s life ‒ in that it generally allows children to create some pretty fond memories of happy carefree days that would never return ‒ it has the side effect of thrilling the big kid inside parents by joining in with the entertainment activities. Kids’ birthday parties are arguably the most significant events in our childhood, as it is widely accepted that a bright childhood is a key to adult happiness. What better reason do you need to peruse our rundown of how to throw the best child’s birthday party for some inspiration?

  • The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum: TickiKids’ review

    The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum: TickiKids’ review

    If you saw an American fantasy-comedy film «Night at the Museum», you know that the main character Larry had to wage an incredible battle to save the Museum of Natural History, hoping to become at last the bold, adventurous dad he had always wanted to be in his son Nick's eyes. What do you hope to be getting up to when you go to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum? Fantasy-Adventures versus Story of Evolution! We wondered if there is the same mystical story behind its million scientifically fascinating specimens and were very curious to know what happens within its impressive seven-storey building of 8500 square meters. 

  • Tabby McTat: TickiKids’ review

    Tabby McTat: TickiKids’ review

    Looking for the next awe-inspiring and immersive masterpiece of art for your little theatregoers? Then we cannot keep quiet about the latest children's theatrical smash hit in Singapore.ABA Productions, an international theatre production company and the host of KidsFest, is preparing to bring to Singapore the eagerly-awaited world premiere of their “Dear Zoo” show.  During this tantalising period of anticipation, TickiKids’ Test Patrol families shall attempt to unpick the fantastic phenomenon of the soaraway success recently achieved in Singapore by the sold-out children’s show “Tabby McTat” from the same production group.

  • GRAM'S Learning Centre: Education that Makes Difference

    GRAM'S Learning Centre: Education that Makes Difference

    Nowadays the educational journey for children often starts before they can walk or talk. Parents see it as a way to give their loved little ones a head start in lives, so that they succeed through the school years and get to the top colleges later on. Finding the right place that will contribute to the child’s achievements, will develop confidence and love for learning is a challenge many moms and dads face. TickiKids found a great solution to your quest: GRAM’S Learning Centre, a place where your kid’s potential growth is in the center of the attention. Small class size and unique teaching pedagogy ensure every little student has everything they need to shine!Mrs Yvonne Teo , Centre Manager and Co-Founder, shared with us the story of the center and it’s values, as well as explained what makes learning at GRAM’S so productive and special. And what is more, we learnt everything you may need to know about GooeyGRAM and PictoGRAM from the Program Developers!

  • Kidz Amaze: Indoor Playgrounds That Never Fail to Amaze

    Kidz Amaze: Indoor Playgrounds That Never Fail to Amaze

    Test Patrol parents Pua Mei Ing, TC Lee and Gary Yeo have visited Kidz Amaze, which is among the best-known indoor venues for children’s fun and recreation in Singapore. They have slid down one of the tallest indoor spiral slides in Asia at Kidz Amaze Jurong, had a blast of a time at foam ball zone in Kidz Amaze Toa Payoh and explored the enchanted deep sea at SPLASH@Kidz Amaze Punggol!

  • Adventure Cove Waterpark at Resorts World Sentosa: a Day of Splashing Fun

    Adventure Cove Waterpark at Resorts World Sentosa: a Day of Splashing Fun

    Test Patrol parent that went to try out Adventure Cove Waterpark at Resorts World Sentosa was TickiKids founder, Sergej Belinski, a father of 2 boys aged 7 and 4. Find out how guys spent their time at the famous water playground and check out their tips for making your family’s experience at the waterpark the best it can be.

  • For my Birthday I Want to… Change the World!

    For my Birthday I Want to… Change the World!

    Are you tired of your kids getting birthday presents they don’t need? Are you looking for a better way to manage kids’ parties? Are you spending too much time shopping for gifts for your friends' children? Want to make a difference but not sure how? Find out how to make birthday parties more meaningful and hassle-free with Gift-It-Forward!

  • 10 Fun Things to Do in Singapore with Kids

    10 Fun Things to Do in Singapore with Kids

    Being one of the most family-friendly Asian cities, Singapore offers an abundance of attractions both children and adults can enjoy. Here’s TickiKids’ pick of top 10 places in Singapore that are worth visiting with kids.   





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