Top enrichment activities for kids’ all-round development
Basic computing has become a necessary skill for both adults and kids today, and depending on your children’s interest or aptitude, there’s also a rich variety of programmes out there to help bring out the most of their potential.
While we want the best for our children, every child is unique and will have different academic or enrichment needs.
To ensure your child gets the holistic education that he/she requires, you can now browse a wide selection of courses and discover the right activity to supplement your child’s education all in one place at our POSB Education Marketplace.
Here are 4 top enrichment picks to equip your child:
1. Learn computing skills to master the language of the future
English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. These are the mother tongues that we grew up learning. But for our children, there is another language that they may need to master to equip themselves for the future and that is coding.
Languages like Python, GoLang, Java and Swift will become the common language in the times ahead. They might even become a prerequisite for someone to be considered for a job.
Like other languages, starting them at an early age not only gives them more time to absorb the language, their brain is also designed for language learning when they are younger. In short, learning coding language is easier when your child picks it up now.
For parents who are interested in giving your child a head start in coding, you can sign them up for a range of coding classes on POSB Education Marketplace.
Here are some of the coding/robotics classes available:
|Enrichment class||Who is it suitable for?|
|Online Coding Olympics by Singapore Science Centre Global||For beginners from 9 to 12 years old to learn computer coding through online gamified coding program platform|
|Logic Thinking with Edison by Stagmatch Learning Centre||For beginners from 7 to 14 years old to learn to code and programme their own robots|
|Innovate with MicroBit by Stagmatch Learning Centre||For beginners from 7 to 14 years old to learn to code and create innovative applications|
2. Physical activities for personal growth and fitness
Physical activities play an important part in a child’s development. It not only keeps their mind and body active, it also helps them to destress. At the same time, they get to develop other intangible skills that will be helpful for their growth.
For instance, they can learn social skills through dancing or playing sports with their friends. They experience teamwork first-hand by working together with other children. More notably, they will build their self-confidence as an individual with a never-say-die attitude.
Here are a few interesting physical activities that you can sign up for your child:
|Physical activities||Who is it suitable for?|
|Football Camp by Real Madrid Foundation Football School||For beginners from 5 to 12 years old to learn to become the next Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Kinder Tots (Baby Sensory) by De Kinder Club
||For infants from 0.5 to 1.5 years old to help them develop social and physical skills|
3. Entrepreneurship to encourage creative and enterprising thinking
Entrepreneurship has been growing in prominence over the years. That’s because entrepreneurship is the new way to go in the New Economy where the world transits from a manufacturing-based economy into a service-based economy.
From funding new entrepreneurial ideas to setting up entrepreneurial programmes across the tertiary institutes, Singapore is doing a lot to promote and encourage entrepreneurship in the local community. With these initiatives, entrepreneurship will continue to stay relevant and important in our children’s future.
Besides the importance of entrepreneurship in the economic future of Singapore, entrepreneurship also imparts a lot of key skills to the next generation. It teaches children to be a self-starter by planning and charting their own path.
Armed with the ability to be a self-starter, we will have less worry knowing our kids shall grow up to have the tenacity, drive and plan to achieve what they set out to do.
Check out the entrepreneurship classes that you can find on POSB Education Marketplace:
|Entrepreneurship class||Who is it suitable for?|
|Public speaking classes by Speech Academy||For children aged from 3 to 16 years old to learn the fundamentals of public speaking|
|Totz/Parent-Child Bonding Deals by Genius R Us||For children aged 2.5 to 12 years old to develop confidence and problem-solving skills through hands on baking activities|
4. STEAM education to nurture analytical thinking and problem solving skills
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) are the foundation of our everyday activities.
Knowledge of each of them plays a critical role in the growth and stability of our economy. Not just that, the STEAM mindset also promotes problem solving, creative and analytical thinking so that your child develops the soft skill to realize their own defined success.
For parents who are interested in inculcating the STEAM mindset in your child, here are a couple of STEAM classes you can find on POSB Education Marketplace:
|Entrepreneurship class||Who is it suitable for?|
|Kinder Explorer II Bundle Classes by De Kinder Club||For beginners from 2.5 to 3.5 years old to build literacy, numeric and science inquiry skills in a fun way|
|Kinder S.T.E.A.M Junior Bundle by De Kinder Club||For beginners from 4 to 6 years old for hands-on experiments to learn STEAM concepts while having fun|
|Kinder S.T.E.A.M Primary Bundle by De Kinder Club||For beginners from 6.5 to 8 years old to explore science concepts through different sensorial and experiential activities|
Enjoy exclusive perks with POSB on your child’s next enrichment class
Keen to enrol your child into these enrichment classes? Here are some of the perks you can enjoy at the POSB Education Marketplace.
- $25 off all purchases of academic packages at 88tuition with DBS promo code (ED25).
- Enjoy up to 10% off activities at Flying Cape
- 2 Compass Points for every $1 spent at Flying Cape
Visit POSB Education Marketplace for all your child’s education needs all in one stop today.
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