It’s free! SmartKids Asia, the largest educational event in the region, returns with more new activities for kids aged 2 to 12 this March school holiday. Organised by Sphere Exhibits, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, it will be held at Singapore Expo’s Hall 6 from March 16 to 18 March, 2018. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss this free event. Related: How to choose enrichment classes for babies and toddlers The Learning Pavilion This new dedicated area will showcase language and enrichment programmes, as well as related products and services. Visitors can look forward to specially curated educational activities and games, such as puzzle-solving, mini board games, word games, comprehension speed games, math quizzes, mini English challenges, craft activities and more. They’re free for ages 2 to 12 and kids may win small prizes or rewards, depending on the exhibitor. Related: Review: Enrichment and tuition portals in Singapore Sensory Art Trail This is a new a multi-sensory experiential trail curated by a lecturer from Laselle College of the Arts and 3 Singaporean artists. Along the trail, kids will encounter a carousel of textures, a lab of taste and smell, a land of instruments and a logic game space. Such sensory play that engages all the senses is crucial to your little one’s brain development. Register online here. Related: 40 enrichment classes in Singapore for babies, preschoolers and schoolkids SmartKids Asia Storyland Now in its second year, this partnership with the National Library Board showcases timeless classics such as The Frog Prince, Pinocchio, The Sleeping Beauty, and more. Related: 8 ways to save money on enrichment classes for kids Free trial classes Educational and enrichment providers will offer free trial classes daily from 10.30am to 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10.30am to 7pm on Sunday. Targeted at ages 3 to 12, they include English, maths, science, technology, arts and more. Register online here. SmartKids Asia activity area Take part in arts and crafts activities, such as creating your own plant terrarium and mini aquarium, and more. Related: Choosing sports enrichment: what you need to know Meet & Greet Sessions/Mascots Pose for wefies with popular characters and mascots from participating exhibitors during stage performances and Meet & Greet sessions. Related: 9 things you need to know about Chinese enrichment classes for kids Daily Stage Activities Look forward to fun interactive stage activities and performances by exhibitors from education, the arts and sports. Plus, watch the top 10 finalists of SmartKids Asia Idol live on March 18, 2018, from 11am to 12.30pm. Daily lucky draws, goodie bags, fun passport There are $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs with every purchase. Prizes include a 2-day/1-night stay at D’ Resort worth up to $358, Garmin watches and more. Grab one of the 1,500 goodie bags worth up to $50 each. Reserve one by registering on the event’s Facebook page, or be among the first 200 participants to queue at the door; redemption starts from 10am. Fill up your SmartKids Asia Fun Passportby completing activities from different pit stops at various booths. Then, spin the wheel and stand to win prizes. The first 200 to complete the fun passport daily may also redeem an ice cream from Milky Kreme. Related: How to choose holiday enrichment classes Safe Cycle Zone Here, your kids will pick up basic cycling skills and experience a road circuit simulation to help them become. At the end of the programme, they will be certified as safe cyclists. Registration is required. For more details on all activities, visit www.smartkidsasia.com or www.facebook.com/smartkidsasia.
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