Wondering which classes to sign your child up for? There are plenty of options of enrichment classes in Singapore to join in for 3 to 7 year olds that can lay a good foundation for learning and nurture their talents and interests. Enrichment classes can also be a time of parent-child bonding!
Classes for pre-schoolers range from academic focused such as literacy or numeracy classes, sports-centric, skills-centric and other domains such as coding. Read on to find out more about enrichment classes for preschoolers and above in Singapore that will help to set out their foundational skills.
Enrichment Classes for Preschoolers in Singapore
Mathematics: Seriously Addictive Mathematics
Mathematics is necessary to understand the world around us and is crucial for other school subjects including science, engineering, social studies, and even art and music. Math hones critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills that are vital to students no matter their career choices. Multi-award-winning Seriously Addictive Mathematics (S.A.M) helps children to excel in Math and develop thinking and problem-solving skills to take on future challenges.
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S.A.M uses fun and hands-on activities, a coaching approach and explicit teaching of problem solving to help children develop understanding, confidence and a strong foundation in Math. Find out more about S.A.M, the world’s largest Singapore Math enrichment program for children aged 4 to 12 years old with more than 200+ centres in 20+ countries.
S.A.M also offers a structured phonics and integrated literacy skills program to help children read fluently and write confidently. Find out more about the S.A.E Phonics & English program.
Gym Class: Beary Fun
Gym classes are always a popular choice for psychomotor development, muscular strength and foundational skills for other sports. Beary Fun gym has classes for little ones ages 1.5 years onwards. Starting with Bearytots, there are fun activities that help the children with locomotor skills and building strength, agility, coordination and confidence.
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Music Classes: The Music Circle
Music stimulates the brain and The Music Circle, a music education collective with violinist Dr Tang Tee Tong as one of the founders, has an early childhood music pathway that allows children to experience different aspects of music while learning about the world around them. As they grow older, children can sign up for piano or violin in the Instrumental Academy which focuses on long term music education and includes ensemble classes.
Find out more about The Music Circle’s early childhood and violin lessons.
Coding Classes: Coding Lab
Five to six year olds can start their journey in coding with Scratch Jr, hands-on Robotics and do lots of tinkering in screen-free ways. The two hour classes at Coding Lab will introduce preschoolers to the world of computational thinking and learn through engaging activities such as drama, crafts and kinaesthetic learning.
The tech-saavy journey starts here.
Outdoor & Forest School: Outdoor School Singapore
Outdoor School Singapore extends children’s learning beyond the four walls of a regular classroom with multi-sensory experiences in nature. This develops young ones to be explorers of the world around them through enjoyable, creative and adventurous experiences.
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Sports is for everyone no matter how young. Introduce the children to different sports equipment as well as territorial and group games at Vivo Kinetics. There are parent-accompanied sessions for the 20 to 36 month olds with the focus on spatial and body awareness. Classes for older ones will centred around fine and gross motor skills, plus the knowledge of various sports!
Sounds fun? Sign up here.
The best way to be water-safe is to learn to swim. Aquaducks start children at the age of 3 and learn lifesaving and breathing techniques such as Freestyle stroke and Survival Swimming. For 5 year olds and older preschoolers, children will learn to master all four strokes as well as breathing techniques.
Find out more here.
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Art Lessons: Art Wonderland
Apart from nurturing creativity, art builds confidence in choices and refines fine motor skills. 2.5 to 4 year olds, for instance, will learn art through the use of stories, games and role-play at Art Wonderland. For the 5 to 6 year olds, there will be inquiry-based discussions to encourage your child to express individual thoughts, ideas and feelings.
Cooking & Baking
Cooking is a lifeskill that can be honed right from the start! The Little Things encourage little ones to be self-saavy. Littlest as young as two manipulate kitchen cutlery, handle raw ingredients and prepare food! There are weekly parent and toddler sessions, as well as classes for children 4 and above. Children can even make Hokkien cuisine such as Abacus Seeds and Black Hokkien Mee!
Start them cooking here.
Chinese Enrichment Class
We all know the importance of language exposure and immersion even before the child is born. How about nurturing a positive attitude towards the Mother Tongue language? Hua Language has both playground and preschool programmes to ensure early, engaging exposure to Chinese. Classes are thematic and multi-sensory.
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