SCHOOL’S OUT, FUN’S IN

[Excerpts from The New Paper article]
YEAR-END SCHOOL HOLIDAYS HAVE BEGUN. FRET NOT IF YOU HAVE YET TO MAP OUT ACITIVITIES TO KEEP THE YOUNG ONES OCCUPIED. KIMBERLY LIM (MYKLIM@SPH.COM.SG) SNIFFS OUT SOME FUN STUFF THEY CAN DO.
Nov 20, 2016

If you are still looking for ways to keep your active children occupied over the next several weeks, take a leaf out of other parents’ books.

Parents are opting for less academic-related enrichment classes, sending their kids to learn speech and drama or even coding, says Flying Cape’s co-founder and director Jamie Tan.

The 37-year-old says: “Parents are becoming increasingly engaged in their children’s development.

“Some of them are still very academic-focused, going for classes which indirectly help with their child’s school performance.”

Flying Cape is a tuition and enrichment booking platform and parents can either make their bookings online or at the events themselves.

Miss Magdalene Loh, 38, also co-founder and director of Flying Cape, says: “There has been a realisation that academics is not enough. The need to become well-rounded is becoming more important.”

A straight-A student would hit a glass ceiling without traits like communication skills, she adds.

MORE PROGRESSIVE

Miss Loh also says the majority of Singaporean parents are becoming more progressive and aware of shifting education trends, and choose to send their children to enrichment classes.

“Singapore has always been a tuition hub, but parents are starting to realise that academics is not everything,” she says.

“Bringing up a holistic child has become more popular and parents are keen on giving their kids more exposure to help them become more all-rounded.”

 

This article first appeared in The New Paper. Click here for the full article.

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