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The cheeriest family Christmas traditions to start the festive vibe

Published 04 November 2019 at 08:27


The cheeriest family Christmas traditions to start the festive vibe

Christmas period is the most wonderful time of the year especially for children. But what makes Christmas so magic? We live in a world that has practically no appreciation for tradition or long-established customs. However, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without family rituals. Every family does the festive season in their own special ways. With an abundance of feel-good Christmassy entertainment and activities on offer in Singapore, from atmospheric Christmas fairs, family cookery classes, film screenings, family brunches with candlelit turkey feast, it's truly easy to get festive with kids in the run-up to Christmas. The most important thing to remember is that the best childhood memories are not down to gifts that you give to your kids, but about spending time together and traditions that you start as a family.

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Sports for Academic Excellence

Published 26 October 2019 at 02:12


Sports for Academic Excellence

Academic excellence is of prime importance to us parents. For us the hallmark of successful parenting is the child getting into a reputable university for a good course. All we want is for our children to have a safe and secure future. Our entire parenting life, our focus is on getting the academics right. We do everything we can for this. However, in our focus on academic excellence, we forget one key element that contributes towards it but is neglected or ignored. That is doing sport. I guess you are wondering, what is the correlation between academics and sports? Consider this real-life scenario below from one of my coaching sessions.

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Singapore's Best Year-End Holiday Programmes in 2019 that will help your kids get ahead at school

Published 16 October 2019 at 19:06


Singapore's Best Year-End Holiday Programmes in 2019 that will help your kids get ahead at school

With so many learning centres, incredible and diverse holiday options to choose from, it is all too easy to feel overwhelmed selecting the right holiday course for your child. Particularly when faced with literally hundreds of differing opinions on the best fit for your kids on online resources for parents. However, you are in luck! We have surveyed thousands of local parents and rounded up the very best programmes and camps for November-December 2019. Whether your kid is already preparing for Cambridge GCSEs or still working on phonics and numbers, TickiKids brings you everything you need to know about the enrichment holiday programmes for this season that will help your kids get ahead at school.

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Why Wan Qing CultureFest 2019 is this year’s most exciting cultural event

Published 15 October 2019 at 15:13


Why Wan Qing CultureFest 2019 is this year’s most exciting cultural event

Who knew that a visit to the Memorial Hall could be so entertaining? Ahead of the Wan Qing CultureFest 2019, its host, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, declares that this year they will showcase record-breaking cultural extravaganzas filled with a spectacular line-up of family-friendly activities. This heavenly exciting festival is an annual event and this time it will focus on four aspects of cultural heritage – Social Practices, Rituals and Festivals; Food Heritage; Performing Arts; and Oral Traditions and Expressions. Join the fun and learn more about Singapore’s culture in fresh and immersive ways. Fill your diary for the dates of 2nd – 10th November 2019 and, more importantly, visit the Wan Qing CultureFest for two weekends of traditional crafts, spectacular performing arts, immersive workshops, and interactive activity stations!

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7 Ghoulish Tips on How to Throw a Kids' Halloween Party

Published 13 September 2019 at 16:40


7 Ghoulish Tips on How to Throw a Kids' Halloween Party

Halloween is coming and pretty soon trick-or-treaters will be walk the earth, transformed into scary creatures as they knock on doors for sweets and goodies. Halloween first originated in Celtic-speaking countries, later spread to North America and now it is fast gaining popularity in Singapore. As a trusted family resource in Singapore, who better to ask for ideas for throwing an outstandingly creepy Halloween party? Whether you are hosting a kids' Halloween costume house party, attending haunted attractions or going trick-or-treating, we've got you a plethora of exceptional Halloween party ideas. With tips on everything from spooky-cute invitations, decorations and pumpkin carving to impressively scary costumes and freaky surprises, prepare for a night full of blood curdling entertainment! Waw ha ha!!!

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TickiKids' Educational Guide: Top International Schools in Singapore

Published 30 August 2019 at 23:25


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.

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It's School Holiday Season: the best September camps in Singapore

Published 23 August 2019 at 15:32


It's School Holiday Season: the best September camps in Singapore

Once the September school holiday starts to unravel, parents may find themselves reaching for something with a little more bite for their kids than the typical holiday leisure options. Fortunately, this crop of the best September holiday camps full of enrichment programmes have landed just in time to keep your little ones entertained well into the autumn.

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Review of Us – the compelling story of a powerful friendship

Published 13 August 2019 at 04:14


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.

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Eight Ideas for How to Celebrate National Day with Kids

Published 31 July 2019 at 19:03


Eight Ideas for How to Celebrate National Day with Kids

From the National Day parade, dazzling fireworks displays, carnivals, spectacular laser show, a family musical to thrilling water rides, craft workshops, action-packed breathtaking adventures, National Day of Singapore is nigh. Look no further than TickiKids' pick of the best festive activities for all the family.

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The Most Exciting Swimming Lessons for Kids in Singapore

Published 19 July 2019 at 20:00


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.

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