宝贝学华语 – Learning Chinese “Under The Sea” at KidStartNow

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I’ve never signed my little potato up for any Chinese enrichment class. Frankly, I doubted she would enjoy them and I wasn’t too keen to set her up for failure at her tender age. So when we received an invitation from KidStartNow for Renee to attend their ocean themed Chinese Enrichment holiday Camp, it took me a while to decide if we should go ahead.


Perhaps I haven’t been diligent enough to expose my kids to the Chinese language –  we screen Chinese cartoons on weekends and sing a few mandarin kids song occasionally, but these are about all. Most of the time we are just trying to catch up with school work and 听写. It’s little wonder why Renee had little interest in Chinese.

In an attempt to help Renee enjoy our mother tongue (and after learning that it is a play-base programme – not a textbook and classroom set up), I decided to let her try it out. Afterall it’s just 2 hours for 4 days, right?
On our way to KidStartNow for Chinese Enrichment Camp.
She retained the same enthusiasm throughout the 4-day programme and looked forward to every lesson. 
Ready? Get set? Action!
Interactions in class before lesson time.
Now you see me…
Now you see me not.
Funny little caps which the children wore in during lesson time. I especially liked the crab one. Cute right?
Learning good habits through story-telling and sing along.
Besides teaching kids the lyrics to the song, the teacher also encourage the kids to brush their teeth.
To make the session more lively, the kids played p
retend with tooth brushes.
Digital rewards system *how cool!*
The children are given coins for participation in class and good behaviour. The accumulated coins can then be used to exchange for stickers and other rewards.
My Little Rabbit has got x28 points! Wow!
CCTV at the parents waiting area. 
The 4 day programme turned out to be a blast! Renee enjoyed her classes and looked forward to them. It seemed like 4 days ain’t enough for her :) She especially enjoyed the interactions in class and I enjoyed their play-pretends from the TV screen at the waiting area.

Thank you KidStartNow for having Renee at their holiday camp. It was a good experience for both Renee and I. I also took the opportunity to explore the newly opened  CT Hub, which the KidStartNow is located in.  
Happy with her balloons at the last day of the holiday camp!

You can find our more about the holiday camp Renee attended here:
http://www.kidstartnow.com/special-offers/holiday-camp

More information on KidStartNow is available on their website and Facebook Page here: 

Disclaimer: Rene attended 4-days holiday camp at KidStartNow for free, for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. 

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