From budding entrepreneurs, future innovators to charismatic speakers, we round up the best enrichment courses across the island for kids from 6 months old to Primary School and Secondary School students.
LingoAce is a global Edutech platform that delivers authentic and engaging Chinese learning for kids aged 3-15. Using gamified elements, we create inspiring bite-size learning content aligned with Singapore MOE syllabus to help kids achieve their academic goals. Our rigorous recruitment process has developed highly skilled and dedicated teachers – only 1 out of 50 applicants qualify to be part of our team of over 4,000 teachers. To date, we have provided more than 2 million class hours to our learners from across 100 countries and regions, and 60% of our new learners joined LingoAce through friends and family referrals.
Chengzhu Mandarin Centre
Having trouble getting your child interested in Mandarin? Chengzhu is your solution. It offers a range of language and literacy, creative writing and cultural arts programmes that nurture a love of learning Mandarin. Following Julia Gabriel Education’s unique EduDrama® methodology, the centre uses children’s drama, combined with planned educational outcomes to foster a love of Mandarin. Chengzhu also holds an annual Chinese Cultural Arts Night to encourage a whole Chinese environment, where children and their families are immersed in both language and culture.
Are you looking to nurture your confident child in a global environment? We’re BibiNogs, a specialist bilingual and Chinese language centre that develops your child to be confident, kind, expressive, and appreciative of global cultures.
We believe that to enable your child to be bilingual, lessons should be a sensorial experience, engaging your child to spark wonder and curiosity in the world.
Check out our parent-accompanied enrichment classes such as Mandarin Babes where you and your child will enjoy hands-on activities like art & craft, object exploration and puppetry, with Chinese nursery rhymes/poems, story-telling, dramatization and songs to promote your child’s physical development and parent-child bonding.
Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe
The Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe is a pioneer in Chinese Language and Enrichment Children Programmes. Setup since 1986, we have grown leaps and bounds to a student population of over 2000 in Singapore. Many of whom have progressed to perform in our staged productions to schools and the public.
Our Children Chinese Speech & Drama programme received accolades from the audience as well as the media. We have also helped many children improve their Chinese language mastery and learn to love the Chinese culture and its heritage as seen from the glowing testimonials from the students’ parents.
Through our well-designed syllabus, we help children of all ages improve their comprehension, reading and writing of the Chinese language in school.
Top Chinese Enrichment Programme (TCEP)
At TCEP, we nurture confident, avid young learners of Chinese language and culture. We engage our students with a stimulating learning environment, and empower them with skills and techniques needed to excel academically. We believe that by fostering an extensive understanding of the Chinese culture, we transform them into bicultural, future-ready students who espouse good moral values and an enduring interest in the language and culture.
Strider Kids Coaching
Created for kids aged 7 to 13 years, Strider Kids Coaching’s interactive programme aims to help your child leverage the power of their mind to thrive and be happy in life.
Targeting the root of thought patterns that hold them back, the programme equips your child with a specific set of skills they can use to overcome life’s challenges. You can expect your little one to not only gain confidence and resilience but the ability to manage big emotions and feelings. They’ll also learn to coach themselves in making good decisions, embracing their differences, learning from mistakes and transforming challenges into opportunities.
Alliance Française de Singapour
Looking to develop your child’s language skills through stimulating activities? Alliance Française de Singapour provides fun and fully immersive small French classes for kids, as early as 1-year-old! Find the perfect programme for your little ones, from Zouzous for toddlers to Adomania classes for teenagers.
Introduce your children to the French language through a wide range of activities tailored to their age such as educational games, songs, stories, dances, role-playing, etc.
Who said learning had to be boring?! Register now and join the French Hub! Good news: our courses are beginner-friendly!
Seriously Addictive Mathematics
Seriously Addictive Mathematics (S.A.M) is the world’s largest Singapore Math enrichment program with more than 200 centres in 20 countries and counting.
The award-winning S.A.M Thinking Math program helps children develop math mastery, thinking and problem-solving skills through interest and understanding instead of rote memorisation and drilling, with an emphasis on conceptual learning and explicit teaching of problem-solving heuristics and process.
We use a two-pillared approach of classroom engagement and worksheet reinforcement with coaching, hands-on activities, guided and independent practice. An individualised learning plan is prescribed to suit each child’s level and pace, with a low teacher-to-student ratio. Read more about our effective approach here.
Kumon is the world’s leading after-school enrichment programme, offering Mathematics and native language subjects to students from pre-school to secondary school. It is an individualised empowering, learning method tailored to children’s ability, not age.
The goal of Kumon’s programmes is for every child to become an independent, advanced learner with the discipline developed from a good daily study habit
At Kumon, every child can self-learn every day beyond the boundaries of physical location.
Register for a complimentary Parents Orientation to find out how your child can reap the benefits.
Methodist Preschool Abacus
Do you want to give your child a GOOD NUMERACY HEAD START?
Join our Abacus Enrichment Programme co-organised with our partner, Fun with Abacus which has more than 15 years experience in providing effective Abacus programmes for K1 & K2 students.
Children will learn at their own pace through play, hands-on activities and engaging lessons to help them understand the concepts, familiarise with application to achieve accuracy, before moving on to repetitive practice to enhance their speed.
- Count confidently with speed and accuracy
- Improve focus, mental agility and endurance
- Improve visual imagination and analytical skills
- Able to execute mental calculations via visualisation, without the use of the abacus
- Develop perseverance and resilience
- Build self-confidence and a sense of achievement
The Happy Train programme is a holistic brain-training programme conducted in a bilingual environment to enrich children’s growing minds through a variety of games, hands-on activities and guided play. Lessons are conducted in English and Mandarin, to help children develop rich neuron connections that are critical for optimal brain growth. With their own hand-made teaching materials, children are motivated to explore concepts and ideas through experiential learning.
Read our review of Happy Train to have a sense of what goes on in a Happy Train class.
Sparkanauts, a play and learn specialist for early years – 6 months to 6 years – aims to develop your child holistically through purposeful play via its brain development enrichment classes.
Their programme combines play exploration with results-oriented learning which aims to boost your child’s intellectual, physical and social edge. Activities are specially designed to stimulate your child’s brain development and hone their physical coordination abilities. Hallmarks of the Sparkanauts lessons include the Vestibular Strengthening Programme, Motor Skills Programme and Intellectual Programme.
SPEECH AND DRAMA
Julia Gabriel Centre
With over 20 years of experience, Julia Gabriel Centre’s unique EduDrama philosophy has empowered thousands of children and adults to communicate confidently and expressively. Teaching takes place in small groups to ensure close attention to every child’s individual learning style. It offers programmes for children from 6 months to 18 years old that engage and challenge them to express ideas through voice, speech, language, music, movement, art, writing, performance and visual media.
I Love Learning Achievement Center (ILLAC)
I Love Learning Achievement Center (ILLAC) provides enrichment programmes for children aged 2 to 16 years old, stimulating their learning abilities so they learn better and faster. Their programme combines both learning abilities optimisation and curriculum teaching into one.
The Elite Kids Programme actively stimulates kids age 2 to 6 with fun and engaging hands-on activities and real-life props to boost their learning abilities alongside phonics and mathematical acuity. The Junior Programme is uniquely designed for children aged 5 to 6 to further enhance their learning abilities while mastering the important academic skills required at primary level. The ILLAC Programme for children aged 7 to 16 years actively stimulates their learning abilities through brain-priming activities that prep their brains for academic expertise in subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science.
Enjoy 1 month of lessons FREE for every 12 lessons signed up!
Designed for young learners aged 3 to 8, EDOOVO is an award-winning multi-subject online enrichment platform offering 3 core subjects, English, Chinese and Mathematics, to boost your child’s learning while preparing them for primary school.
Taught by qualified teachers, their age-appropriate and holistic curriculum is adapted from the M.O.E. syllabus. With real-time teaching in a small class of 4 students, students are encouraged to engage actively with fun virtual in-class rewards such as trophies and stars.
With rave reviews from parents, find out why EDOOVO is a proven hit with kids! Book a free trial today!
ARTARY‘s art experience is uniquely Singaporean, second to none. From admissions to graduation, for both students and parents, experience is at the heart of everything we do. Countless hours have been put into studying, creating, commissioning and refining the many different components that make up the best experience for the thousands of students who have come through our doors.
Methodist Preschool Big Art Enrichment
Art exploration is fun, relaxing and promotes preschoolers’ creativity, enhances cognitive ability and develops fine & gross motor skills. Methodist Preschool Services is pleased to partner with 360 Education to provide BIG ART Enrichment Programme specially designed for N2, K1 & K2 children.
Children’s love for art will be inspired as they embark on a journey to learn famous artists’ techniques using a wide range of art materials and mediums based on different themes. They will get to paint like famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso and more. Where relevant, short videos and techniques by renowned TV artist Oistein Kristiansen will be incorporated into the lessons. Our engaging classes will fuel children’s imagination and develop their creativity as they create their very own masterpieces.
The Bright School team takes time to know each student before personalising a curriculum that fits the kid’s interests and learning speed. The classes will be then delivered by skilled teachers, 100% of them have both coding and education experience. With the online 1:1 format, kids aged 6-14 years old can learn coding at flexible timings, from the comfort of their home and at an affordable rate.
Bright School is founded by alumni from Harvard University, Amazon and Grab. With the mission of educating kids about the creators of technology, Bright School has attracted students from more than 10 countries. You can book a free trial class with them via their website.
The Logic Coders
At The Logic Coders, students are placed in a fun, dynamic environment, where they learn coding logic through real-world experiences. Lessons are filled with activities that promote an intuitive understanding of coding concepts.
Courses are available for students aged 5 to 12. Their students don’t just learn coding, they learn critical skills in logical thinking by identifying and solving problems.
Methodist Preschool Coding
Minecraft Education Edition is an established game-based learning platform developed by Microsoft, and currently used by thousands of educators in over 100 countries worldwide. Minecraft Education provides children with an immersive and safe digital learning environment to learn valuable knowledge and future-ready skills through game-based learning.
Methodist Preschool is pleased to partner Zenitant Holdings to provide Minecraft Edu Programme, an enrichment course specially designed for K1 & K2 students with the objective to develop basic digital literacy skills for young learners in the safe and immersive Minecraft world. Students will develop creativity, elementary computational thinking and problem-solving skills, responsible digital citizenship, as well as basic coding, numeracy and literacy while completing fun-filled activities during classes.
Stepping Out Studios
Stepping Out Studios’ comprehensive Ballet programme for older children covers all Commonwealth Society of Teachers for Dancing (CSTD) grades from pre-ballet through to the ‘majors’. With a staggering 32 Ballet classes throughout the week, there is bound to be a slot that fits with your child’s busy schedule.
Conveniently located in City Square Mall, Stepping Out Studios’ ability to develop their students’ passion, creativity and technical skills has helped them to establish a loyal following. There are nearly 100 children’s classes every week covering everything from Ballet to Acrobatics!
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Committed to providing excellence in dance education, in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, Jitterbugs Swingapore® encourages students to achieve their own personal potential, while experiencing the joy of dance. It offers a holistic dance education that encourages students to study multiple dance genres, from Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap to Contemporary Dance.
The Aquatics Swim School
The Aquatics Swim School focuses on four main areas – Technique, Accuracy, Speed and Survival (TASS). They adopt a progressive learning approach, following an in-house syllabus that ensures that your child builds their swimming skills and techniques from a strong foundation of basics. The Aquatics Swim School also aims to give its students an all-rounded experience of swimming, providing opportunities for students to participate in competitions and take the SwimSafer Examinations.
With an understanding that every child has the ability to speak with confidence and conviction, the team at Starrific, Singapore’s first elite public speaking school, developed a curriculum that focuses on building confidence and technique, structure, and speech flow, as well as overall delivery and speech.
At Stariffic, you will find carefully curated lessons for different age ranges. Couple that with unique and time-tested methodologies like the S.T.A.R. Method, the O.M.G. Approach, and your child will be transformed into a confident and persuasive communicator in no time.
Turn curiosity into confidence. Turn mistakes into triumphs. A lifelong learning adventure starts at the British Council.
Developed by the world’s English experts, the British Council’s enrichment courses for Nursery 1 up to Secondary are student- centred and aligned to the syllabus set by the Ministry of Education. Our internationally qualified teachers provide a safe, supportive and dynamic environment to help your child succeed at every stage of their academic journey whilst developing the essential 21st century skills and proficiencies to be able to thrive in the fast-changing world. Give your child the opportunity to embark on a more rewarding learning adventure with the British Council, today.
Our courses are delivered in three centres: Napier Road, Tampines and Toa Payoh.
Book your preferred class for our 2022 English enrichment courses today!
LCentral is a reputable Premier English Specialist providing quality enrichment for students from N1 to P6 since 2008.
As the Premier English Specialist, we have redefined enrichment and reimagined classroom learning. We specialise in teaching all aspects of literacy, which includes reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Our LCentral 360 teaching method features a smart classroom that blends innovative classroom practices with technology for an all-around sensational experience.
We are committed to nurturing and maximising each child’s potential in the areas of Literacy, Learning and Leadership qualities.
Seriously Addictive English
Seriously Addictive English (S.A.E) uses a structured phonics approach and an integrated literacy skills curriculum to help children read fluently and write confidently.
Our 6-phased phonics approach simplifies the English language into 44 sounds to help children to learn to read words and spell words without memorising thousands of words individually. We use a well-established spiral curriculum to teach, consolidate, revisit and strengthen literacy skills at increasingly complex standards of English.
Each child is guided through an individual learning plan that suits his needs and pace and key areas are learnt in gradual steps to ensure children’s understanding and success.
I Can Read
The I Can Read (ICR) reading programme helps students to see how letters combine to create invariant sounds and empowers the student to take control of his or her own reading progress. It teaches three essential skills important to new readers: Phonemic awareness, Phonics and Blending sequences of phono-graphemes. Commencing with simple, straightforward words, the student progresses to learn more difficult phoneme combinations, building upon his or her successes along the way.
ICR has also launched its brand new ICR Academy English programme designed for Primary School students. Developed by former MOE teachers, the curriculum aims to provide students with a solid foundation in English and help them excel academically as they progress through Primary School and beyond. Your child can look forward to gaining new skills and confidence, all while cultivating their love for learning.
Find out more about how I Can Read’s unique system teaches children to be confident readers.
A creative enrichment space that offers a boutique experience tailored to nurture and develop children through their formative years to become respectful and confident communicators.
From reading, writing, speaking to performing, they aim to help children embark on a journey of self-discovery, spark curiosity and fan flames of imagination, grooming each young voice into an expressive and strong presence and opening up a world of endless possibilities.
Read more about this new amazing one-of-its-kind creative enrichment space through this four-part series: Welcome to Wonderlit.
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