What To Do This March Holiday - SmartKids Asia (Educational Kids' Fair)

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SmartKids Asia is back from 17 to 19 March 2017 at Singapore Expo Hall 6 for its sixth installation since it started in 2012. This year, SmartKids Asia partners The Straits Times Schools team to introduce two new additions to the educational event, woohoo!

The Straits Times Young Storymakers Camp, will make its debut at SmartKids Asia. The two-day camp is built on the idea of bringing young explorers back in time, and into the shoes of a war reporter. Participants from ages 9 to 12 will get to walk through Singapore’s rich history, and learn news reporting techniques from The Straits Times journalists. 

2-Day Programme highlights:

  • Gain basic news reporting techniques taught by The Straits Times journalists;
  • Learn what it takes to create engaging photographs;
  • Experience the trauma and perils of war from the Changi War Trail;
  • Understand war and occupation from the thoughtfully-designed galleries, engaging exhibits and personal artefacts at The Changi Museum and The Johore Battery; 
  • Capture unique photos as your child explores the underground bunkers at The Battlebox;
  • Create a unique front page for their own newspaper in The Straits Times Newslab at SmartKids Asia; and 
  • Boost confidence and communication skills through hands-on engagement.

Programme Information:
Dates:17 and 18 March 2017
Time: 8am - 6pm 
Participants: 9 - 12 years old

If you are keen to send your children to this camp, please register here.

As for the parents, you may like to check out The Straits Times Parenting Masterclasses – a two-day seminar for parents to learn and discuss parenting tips from experts such as Sha-En Yeo, a positive psychology coach and award-winning author. The News-in-Education specialists from The Straits Times Schools Team will also discuss how news stories are useful resources for imparting character education and English language skills to pupils. I will be attending some of these classes!

In partnership with National Library Board, the event will unveil SmartKids Asia Storyland for the first time. For three days, this segment will showcase timeless classics in the form of theatrical plays and storytelling from Goldilocks & The Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood to Hansel & Gretel, and more. Pororo Park Singapore, the Official Play Partner of SmartKids Asia 2017, will also be a part of SmartKids Asia Storyland presenting a rendition of Jack & The Beanstalk featuring its main character, Pororo The Penguin. Do check them out and book your free seats early!

For those who love arts, SmartKids Asia is challenging young creators and dreamers to translate their ideas into art form. The older kids could paint a story based on their very own idea of “A Great Makan Time”. While the younger kids could participate in the Stabilo Junior Colouring Contest.

Artists with the 10 best artworks will be presented with prizes worth up to $500 in total and an official certificate, determining them to be the best imaginators of the contest. Register your interest here and here.

Date(s) & Time of Contest:
17 – 18 March 2017 (from 10am to 8pm)
19 March 2017 (from 10am to 4pm)

There are also trial classes for your kids to try on and whole lot of activities lined up.

So don't forget to mark down on your calendar to visit SmartKids Asia!

Event Details:
Singapore Expo Hall 6
10am to 9pm (Fri & Sat), 10am to 8pm (Sun)


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