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Published 04 November 2019 at 08:27
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.Read
Published 26 October 2019 at 02:12
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.Read
Published 16 October 2019 at 19:06
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.
Published 15 October 2019 at 15:13
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!
Published 13 September 2019 at 16:40
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!!!
Published 30 August 2019 at 23:25
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.Read
Published 23 August 2019 at 15:32
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.
Published 31 July 2019 at 19:03
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.Read
Published 19 July 2019 at 20:00
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.
Published 12 July 2019 at 19:33
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.