The December holidays have been jam packed with activities from the get-go.
We kicked it off with a fun day out with SingTel Cast x Nickelodeon Play app launch at Kidzania. The kids love getting reacquainted with their favourite characters, namely SpongeBob and the Ninja Turtles. From time to time we let them watch an episode from the NickPlay app. Occasionally we also have fun with the recipe videos where they teach you how to remake some of the characters using food and veggies! Get ready for loads of play; download the app for Android and Apple.
We also went to play with “snow” at Plaza Singapura’s snow-play hut. Even though each entry is capped at 20 minutes, and the hut is quite a small space, the kids loved it, especially since they get to toboggan down the ice slide.
JJ must have gone at least 5 times during the allowed 20 min snow play time! Just spend $30 in a single receipt for entry for 2 pax! Adults need to accompany kids who are under 7 yo, so be sure to accumulate receipts for yourself. And do note that $60 receipt doesn’t get you entry for 4, you will need two separate receipts of $30 each. Be sure to dress in long pants and bring along your socks! Jackets and boots will be provided for free. The snow play will be on till 25 Dec, from 11am – 9pm daily!
Finally, the kids got to meet their all-time favourite cartoon character, Dora and friends, at City Square Mall! Josh was extra thrilled to sit in his beloved Paw Patrol car. If you’re in the neighbourhood, do note that the Wonderland games and activities will continue till 1 Jan 2017!
Finally the kids had a roaring good time at Dinosaur Discovery Camp at The Little Executive, where I was also helping to facilitate. They learnt so much about dinosaurs and the jurassic ages, that they haven’t stopped discussing the topic and asking more questions ever since!
Looking back, it does feel like we’ve been rushing around quite a bit…and like, 2 more weeks to 2017?! But I am glad that we’ve managed to enjoy the holidays as a family and also got to spend time with good friends, both old and new.
2 more weeks and we hope to make the best of it. Vera and I set goals to help her revise her Chinese and build a stronger foundation. We didn’t really get down to that, so I hope we make up for it by reading more and revising difficult words.
I also set out to help JJ progress in his reading. He’s able to read more sight words now, and is attempting to sound out words by himself, so I hope to keep this up with him!
Next week, the hubs and I are taking some time off to do our annual reflection and planning for the new year. Will let you know how that goes. Amidst the craziness of the season, it helps to carve out some space to think and reflect.
Stay well, and have a blessed Christmas! 🙂