10 +1 things to do with kids in September 2012
Thursday, 6 Sep 2012
Parents, have no fear. If you’re wondering how such tiny people can have such boundless energy, we’ve got 10 great activities lined up to entertain and exhaust them.
1. Hi-5 Holiday
Hurry up! You only have this week to board the Hi-Seas Adventure as Hi-5 embark on the holiday of a lifetime to the most fun filled place in the world – “Hi-5 Island”! In Hi-5′s latest stage extravaganza you’re invited to go on a fantastical, magical trip full of fun, music and laughter with your favourite Hi-5 friends. The whole gang – Stevie, Casey, Lauren, Tim and newest Hi-5 friend Dayen, are waiting for you to come on the journey with them. More details.
Definitely a must-go event in our book: Bookaburra Books is celebrating 2012′s Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson. They’ll be telling and singing The Snail and the Whale, making Gruffalo cupcakes, decorating Ladybird bags, and even painting a Tyrannosaurus egg!
No pre-registration required. More details or call 6235 9232.
Here’s the perfect opportunity to get your budding dancer exposed to a range of different dances. From hip hop to pop and even capoeira, this series of introductory dance workshops conducted by experts is perfect for parent-child bonding time. Be warned: your muscles might be sore the next day, though we’re sure the little one will be just dandy. More details.
Littlies can get in on the F1 action too – and as a sweet bonus: mums and dads will enjoy it as much, if not more than them. Kids as young as five can ride with an adult over 21; just hop into a two-seater cart with a shared steering column and get cruisin’! They don’t actually get to steer since it’s full parental control here, but they don’t have to know that. The older tykes from 10-17 years get to qualify for special programs and memberships. See mini-racers details.
We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo…
Check out the latest additions to the Singapore zoo and enjoy the river cruise in a climate-controlled dome constructed specially for our furry guests-of-honour! The giant panda forest exhibit includes a research centre, a red panda exhibit, a golden pheasant exhibit, and of course, Kai Kai and Jia Jia themselves. Panda Mania details.
6. Potter Up
Playing to sold out houses all over the world, Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic! Potted Potter details.
Fly down to The Promontory @ Marina Bay to hoist your own kite, or you can purchase a new one on the spot. New this year is the Kite Messages Canopy where you can write messages on kites. At this year’s popular Grand Flying Days, expect thrilling kite performances from international kite masters, along with kite making workshops and arts performances. Grand Flying details.
The award-winning Argentinean puppetry arts company by Omar Alvarez is bound to captivate your little one! Using a clever combination of music, magic, and manipulation, the performance (featuring body puppets, shadown puppets, feather boas, cardboard, and fabric puppets) will take kids on a journey of self-discovery. Puppets at Play details.
This action-packed drama workshop will cultivate the imagination, creative physical movements, and vocal expression of every kid! At the end of the 5-day workshop, children will be ready for any role and will perform with confidence! Jungle Book details.
Bookworms, you might have to do some hunting but there’s always something to be found at the Library Book Sale. Organized by the National Library Board, all English and Chinese books will be going for $2 while Malay and Tamil books will be going for only $1! Perfect for the voracious little bookworms, and there’s also plenty for adults. Library Book Sale details.
‘Eddie knew as soon as he finished painting Oscar purple that it was a big mistake! Join Eddie and Mia as they attempt to clean their lovable dog Oscar and along the way get into all sorts of wet and purple fun!’ Singapore based, Australian Mum and now children’s author, Sarah Mounsey invites you and your kids for a free story telling of her new book Purple Paw Prints Thursday 13 September. See Purple Paw Prints details.