The 2022 June school holidays have finally arrived, and we know Singaporean parents are brainstorming endless activities to keep their children entertained for the next few weeks.
Many parents find themselves incorporating some degree of learning into their holiday plans – whether through specific holiday camps or freestyle activities – so that their children can learn new things and enrich their minds even while having fun. This helps children get a break from the standard methods of learning they’re exposed to during school lessons, and can also reignite the curiosity and creativity within them just in time for the second semester of school.
But coming up with a long list of meaningful and enriching activities for children takes a lot of time and effort – something not all parents in Singapore might be able to achieve in between work and other major commitments.
Here are 4 fun ways you can keep up your child’s learning during the holidays:
1. Enjoy guided activities at Science Centre Singapore
The Science Centre has been the leading learning destination for young minds in Singapore ever since its doors opened. With dozens of themed exhibits and guided activities covering topics in biology, natural sciences, astronomy, botany, and even computer science, the Science Centre is a great way for families to have fun while learning new things during the June holidays.
2. Discover animals from around the world with Mandai Wildlife Reserve
Zoos and nature parks are a popular attraction for children (and adults!) of all ages so a visit to the recently-consolidated Mandai Wildlife Reserve is a natural day-out idea for families this June holidays. Comprising the Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Wonders, and Singapore Zoo – each of which deserve their own dedicated visit – a trip to the Reserve enables your child to meet and learn about animals they’ve only seen in books or on a TV screen.
If your child is already animal-obsessed, be sure to give them the full experience with interactive activities such as animal feeding, keeper talks, or park tours.
3. See a new side of Singapore’s flora and fauna
Another way to help your child get up close with animals during the June holidays is to simply head down to East Coast Park, Pulau Ubin, Coney Island, or any of the Southern Islands for a nature-focused day out. Many local wildlife enthusiasts or organisations now organise intertidal walks and activity-packed nature trails that enable the whole family to discover a whole new side of Singapore’s native wildlife.
4. Soak in new knowledge with a holiday enrichment programme
For children who do better in structured learning environments, a June holiday camp or enrichment programme is a great way to keep them engaged throughout the school holidays. There’s no shortage of holiday enrichment programmes available in Singapore – from academics to performing arts to public speaking to communication to visual arts, you can definitely find one that nurtures your child’s own unique interests.
This is also an ideal option for parents who are not able to take leave during the holidays but still want to give their child access to the best educational opportunities and activities possible.
Supporting your Child’s learning with MindSpace
As a community-based after school student care centre, MindSpace places a high priority on working hand-in-hand with educators and parents alike to strengthen and nurture young minds. Our after school student care services provide a safe and structured environment where your child can learn, grow, and develop their Champion Mindset during the school term as well as the June holidays.
MindSpace’s holiday camp includes research-backed programmes like the MindChamps Primary Success, Champion Communicator, and Champion Mind and Learning Mind Masterclasses that improve cognitive and interpersonal skills as well as develop children’s Champion Mindset. Additional activities including structured outdoor time, energisers, and free play round up the day to ensure every child has a fun and fulfilling experience at our centre.