Singapore, 23 March 2011 – The third instalment of the Kidz Academy returns with more than 80 exhibitors and more activities for parents to bond with their children. Organised by Sphere Exhibits, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), the exhibition will be held from 25 to 27 March at Suntec Singapore Hall 401. It is open from 11am to 9pm daily and admission is free.
The three-day event is a must-go for all parents and caregivers who want to research, try out and shop for the latest equipment, learning aids and enrichment courses to assist in the development of their children aged 0 - 12 years.
Covering key aspects of a child's growth and development from cognitive, social, emotional, speech and language, there is something for everyone at The Kidz Academy.
At the event, parents and their children can pick up a new hobby or a new skill together. By doing so, parents can promote family bonding, while stretching their children’s abilities.
While parents can sign up for workshops conducted by education experts, children can participate in the numerous trial classes ranging from taekwondo, painting, pottery making, music, dance and gym at the same exhibition. Parents are also welcomed to join in some of the trial classes.
Key highlights of the exhibition include:
a) FUNtastic® Family Congress
Presented by The Kids Academy and The Sunday Times, Singapore’s inaugural FUNtastic® Family Congress is co-organised by Mind Edge Learning Academy and Sphere Exhibits. This educational full-day programme on Saturday, 26 March, will feature three renowned experts from Mind Edge, namely Mr Alan Yip, Ms Kathy Stevens and Dr Paul McGhee. They will share the secrets to academic success, the different ways of raising boys and girls and how to develop a fantastic sense of humour. Tickets are priced at $68 per person (please refer to Appendix A).
b) Fun Activities for the Family
c) Special Deals for Opening Day
d) Be part of The Sunday Times Family
e) The Little Red Dot Professor Young Professor Challenges
Mr Chua Wee Phong, Executive Director for Sphere Exhibits, said, “The Kidz Academy is the perennial favourite in the education calendar and is an event that both parents and educators look forward to every year. Its aim is to help parents maximise their child’s potential. And we try to do so by bringing together quality products and service providers under one roof, to make them easily accessible to all parents
, who want the best for their children. The Kidz Academy also serves as an avenue for parents and their children to discover new hobbies and opportunities to bond with one another.”
Visitors can also look forward to participating in a series of exciting stage programmes that the organiser has lined up for The Kidz Academy. For more information, please visit www.thekidzacademy.com.sg .
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About Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd
Incorporated in April 2008 and wholly owned by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Sphere Exhibits, which stands for "SPH Events, Roadshows and Exhibitions", aims to be the leading lifestyle event company behind exciting and innovative fairs, shows, events and exhibitions for mid to high-end consumers.
Backed by a committed and experienced team of professionals and SPH's comprehensive range of advertising platforms, these events with unique concepts will not only draw local audiences but also regional participants. Sphere Exhibits is committed to building memorable and quality events which will be founded on research, planning, an established network of resources, and a wild but solid imagination.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 263 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.