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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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12 Great YouTube Channels for Young English Learners

Published 12 July 2019 at 19:33


12 Great YouTube Channels for Young English Learners

Teaching your kids English at home is never easy – but it's a lot easier when you have an arsenal of learning strategies and enthusiasm for the language. Thankfully, today most learning resources are digital, quite rightly allowing kids to use them too, alongside attending immersive language classes. Mobile apps, music, podcasts, TV shows, cartoons, animations, films, YouTube channels – each of these approaches is acceptable, but don't rely on only one. We offer to establish a routine for your child's English sessions at home. YouTube channels are an excellent way for children to learn vocabulary, develop listening and reading skills. For example, you could watch certain children's educational YouTube channels with your kids every day. However, they’ve now got some serious competition because a new wave of children's educational videos have popped up all over YouTube. We've rounded up 12 great YouTube channels on a huge range of topics from bright animated songs and great cartoons for young children to educational videos for curious older learners.

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TickiKids' Educational Guide 2019: Top preschools in Singapore

Published 03 July 2019 at 15:35


TickiKids' Educational Guide 2019: 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.

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The 10 Best Birthday Party Venues for Children in Singapore

Published 10 June 2019 at 11:15


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.

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10 Tips on How to Choose the Right Camp

Published 16 May 2019 at 12:14


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.

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