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June Holidays 2017: 15 Parent-Child Workshops For Learning & Bonding

Want to spend quality time with your child during the school holidays? Try taking a class together, and to double the fun, rope in other parents and their children to join in as well.

This June, the People’s Association will run parent-child holiday workshops on essential skills such as first aid, home repairs, and cooking, as well as recreational classes for dance, music, and crafting. Read on for 15 options that will enrich your holiday without straining your budget, and for more information, head to your nearest community centre (CC) or visit the People’s Association web site.*

*Information is accurate at the time of publication.

Be A First Aider

#1 Be A First Aider

Many accidents happen at home, but even children can be prepared to deal with them. This workshop provides both kids and adults with a foundation in first aid. In this interactive session, participants will be taught the priorities and procedures of emergency care, as well as ways of preventing common injuries.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 2 hours

Fees: $30/pair (Member), $40/pair (Non-Member)

Material Fee: $5/pair

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#2 Fun With Soap Making

Learn how to make soaps for yourself, and as gifts for others.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 2 hours

Fees: $20/pair (Member), $25/pair (Non-Member)

Material Fee: $8 per person

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#3 Learn Italian Through Cooking

Join forces with your kids to learn more about Italy and its traditional cuisine while picking up basic Italian.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 2.5 hours

Fees: $35/pair (Member), $40/pair (Non-Member)

Material Fee: $15/pair

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#4 Halal SuperFood Snacks

Learn all about the nutritious world of superfood snacks. This is a chance for your family to develop healthier eating habits; you and your child will learn how to make simple snacks such as Avocado Nori Crostini, Cookie Dough Protein Bites, and Every Berry Smoothie Bowls.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 2 hours

Fees: $30/pair (Member), $35/pair (Non-Member)

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#5 Fun For The Family! Hot Glue Crafts

Play around with hot glue, and get creative by making key chains, hair clips, and photo frames.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 2 hours

Fees: $14/pair (Member), $24/pair (Non-Member)

Material Fees: $4/pair

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#6 Family Cha Cha

Family Cha Cha is a great partner dance that promotes coordination and proper posture. Kids will also develop their confidence, social skills, and responsiveness while exploring this popular dance genre.

No. of Session(s): 2

Duration: 1.5 hours

Fees: $45/pair (Member), $55/pair (Non-Member)

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#7 K-Kardio 

“K-Kardio” is short for “K-pop Cardio Dance.” It is a one-hour non-stop workout, incorporating simplified music video moves and fitness styles such as kickboxing, aerobics, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), hip hop, jazz, and Pilates. It is suitable for those without a dance background, and is effective for fat burning and muscle toning.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 1 hour

Fees: $22/pair (Member), $32/pair (Non-Member)

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#8 Fun With Guitar

Bond with your child as you learn how to tune, strum, pick, and play popular English pop tunes on a guitar together.

No. of Session(s): 12

Duration: 1 hour

Fees: $135/pair (Member), $145/pair (Non-Member)

Material Fee: $15

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#9 Food Preparation 101

It’s important to prepare your ingredients before cooking, to ensure the process is fun and fuss free. Pick up safety tips and simple preparation techniques with your child, and you’ll have your own little kitchen assistant at home.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 2 hours

Fees: $30/pair (Member), $45/pair (Non-Member)

Ingredient Fee: $5/pair

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#10 Basic Baking

Basic Baking

For the little ones who want to learn about baking, here’s a special workshop for them. Accompanied by an adult, children as young as four can learn how to make biscuits, cupcakes, muffins, tuiles, eclairs, and breads.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 2 hours

Fees: $30/pair (Member), $40/pair (Non-Member)

Ingredient Fee: Please refer to one.pa.gov.sg.

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#11 Halal Cooking

A. Quick & Easy Halal Dishes

In this course, each pair will learn to make Honey Chicken Mustard, Cream Corn with Cheese, and Yoghurt Fruit Parfait.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 2 hours

Fees: $30/pair (Member), $32/pair (Non-Member)

Ingredient Fee: $5/pair

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B. Healthy Halal 15-Minute Meals

Learn to make quick meals that are nutritious for the whole family.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 2 hours

Fees: $30/pair (Member), $45/pair (Non-Member)

Material Fee: $5/pair

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#12 Aspire To Be An Inventor

Join this parent-child workshop that introduces STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills through hands-on activities. Each pair will take home three inventions that they’ve created together.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 3 hours

Fees: $80/pair (Member), $90/pair (Non-Member)

Material Fee: $20

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#13 Junior Handyman Workshop  

Learn about common handyman tools and important safety techniques while being introduced to simple repair work. Each parent-child pair will make a door sign together, and child participants must be between the ages of nine and 12. This course is organised in partnership with Home-Fix.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 3 hours

Course Fees: $70/pair (Member), $80/pair (Non-Member)

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#14 Fun With The Ukulele 

Fun With The Ukelele

Have fun with your budding maestro as you strum and sing along to popular tunes with the ukulele.

No. of Session(s): 12

Duration: 1 hour

Course Fees: $135/pair (Member), $145/pair (Non-Member)

Material Fees: $15

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#15 Grow Your Own Organic Herbs & Spices  

This is a therapeutic experience that will lead you and your little one on a path to health and wellness. Find out more about the popular herbs available in Singapore, their benefits, and how to use them in herbal remedies and home-cooked dishes.

No. of Session(s): 1

Duration: 2.5 hours

Course Fees: $43/pair (Member), $48/pair (Non-Member)

Material Fees: $12

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