Singapore’s #1 Gameshow Style Holiday Camp For P1/P2 Students

The March school holidays are fast approaching, and during this period, it’s crucial for your kids to revise diligently so that he or she doesn’t fall behind. You want them to be well-prepared for the semester ahead, but at the same time, you don’t want to push them too much – because it is the holidays after all.

With KidStartNow’s Gameshow Style Chinese Holiday Camp, your kids can brush up on all the important concepts that they’ve learned in school, whilst having a ton of fun! In addition, using proprietary software, teachers will conduct daily assessments for your kids and provide you with a personalised progress report that will help your kids learn smarter.

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KidStartNow’s camps and enrichment classes are highly acclaimed. Our programmes have gotten rave reviews from many blogger mummies and parenting magazines, including:

  • LilBlueBottle
  • Miracule
  • Young Parents Magazine

Who is this camp for?

The holiday camp is conducted for P1 and P2 students. The P1 camp will be tailored specifically to P1 students’ needs (with more emphasis being placed on Hanyu Pinyin, that has one of the highest weightage in marks during assessments. The P2 camp will cater to P2 students’ needs, with focus on language use, comprehension, etc.

We are strictly taking in a maximum of 10 children per camp. This is to ensure that the teachers and facilitators can give each child the guidance and attention that he or she needs.

What is this camp about?

This is Singapore’s first ever Gameshow style holiday camp for students, designed specifically to get students to revise and prepare for their upcoming examinations in a fun and engaging way.

By splitting students up into teams and pitting them against each other, students will quickly become engrossed in working with their group mates to defeat the opposing team. Whilst students are having fun and competing to answer questions, they’re getting in a lot of valuable revision time – they just don’t realise it!  

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In-house software is used to help your kids have even more fun during the camps!

What topics are covered?

For P1 students, topics include revision of Lesson 1-5 from their P1A textbook, reading and writing, comprehension, and Hanyu Pinyin.

For P2 students, topics include  Revision of Lesson 1-5 of P2A textbook, reading and writing, comprehension.

How do I know my kid has benefitted from the holiday camp?

Using KidStartNow’s in-house proprietary software, teachers will conduct daily assessments for students, and provide parents with a personalised progress report that will help you identify your kids’ strengths and weaknesses.

Studies from Columbia University have shown that parents who get regular updates about their kids’ academic progress are better equipped to help their kids improve. By providing you with constant, updated feedback about actionable ways in which their kids can improve, we make it easier for you to follow up with your kids and to continue engaging them even at home.

Reinforcing what your child has learnt both in school and at KidStartNow will go a long way in helping him/her achieve better grades. Countless students have benefitted from KidStartNow’s detail-oriented approach and personalised progress reports – and your kids can too!

Where is the camp conducted and when?

Date: 15th March to 17th March, from 10am – 12.30pm on each day.

Location: KidStartNow, 209 New Upper Changi Road, #03-649, S(460209) – 2 minutes away from Bedok MRT

The KidStartNow Gameshow  Style Holiday Camp is priced at $315 (regular price), or $285 (early bird price for sign ups before 5th March). Only limited slots are available for each level, so sign up now to avoid disappointment!

3 Effective Ways to Prime Your Kids For Success in P1 Chinese

The transition from preschool to primary school is perhaps one of the most challenging adaptations that your child has to make in early childhood – and if your kids aren’t already comfortable with Chinese, that makes the transition even tougher.

Some parents think their children have plenty of time before they have to start working on the material because there aren’t any official exams in Primary One. Whilst this might be true, schools still administer ‘holistic assessments’ which are, in essence, the exact same thing. So make sure your kids are well-prepared, and help them start their schooling days on a good note!

Want to know how you can help your kids prepare for P1 Chinese? Check out these three effective ways to prime your kids for success in the language:

1) Equip your kids with the right attitude

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If you didn’t already know, there’s a stark contrast between primary school and preschool. Class sizes are doubled, teachers are less patient, and you can expect less mollycoddling and a lot more Chinese homework. Make sure you mentally prepare your kids for this increase in workload, and equip them with the right attitude to handle their homework.

How to do this:

Before term starts, explain to your kids that they will now have more ‘responsibilities’ like more homework because they’re older, and can do more than their younger counterparts – challenging kids to do more because they are now “more mature” is a great way to get them to buy in. Get them to set goals to work towards, and challenge them to strive to do better each term.

2) Help them master Hanyu Pinyin

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Chinese exams are heavily weighted towards Hanyu Pinyin, with as much as 40% of questions in SA2 examinations being Hanyu Pinyin-related. If your child’s foundation in Hanyu Pinyin isn’t great, it’s time to rectify that!

How to do this:

Buy Hanyu Pinyin flashcards and charts from Popular Bookstore to revise with your children at home. The two most common problems that kids face are differentiation of vowel tones as well as blending of consonants and vowels – so keep an eye out for these two issues in particular!

3) Brush up on your kids’ oral skills

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A lot of parents focus on getting their children acquainted with the necessary vocabulary – but only in written form. As a result, kids at the primary school level often have trouble with their Show and Tell.

The good news? Most schools allow students to prepare a script in advance, so the only thing you have to help your kids deal with is conquering stage fright. You can easily do this by getting your kids to speak Mandarin at home, and holding informal show and tell sessions where they can discuss simple topics with the rest of the family.

Need some expert help?

KidStartNow’s Primary One programme is perfect for students who need help in improving their Chinese via its proprietary BOSHI method that helps your child learn smarter.

We have a proven track record of success, and our tried and tested methods have helped countless students achieve their potential and deliver impressive results. Watch the video below to find out more about our student Jue Ming, who topped Fengshan Primary School for P1 Chinese in 2016.

Sign up for a trial class now!