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Back to School - It Can Be Fun, We Promise

By Localiiz 28 August 2014
August 28th 2014 We know, the kids are whining about the start of the new school year and you’re struggling to explain how the lessons learned now will lead to success down the road. Promises of ice cream and an hour of TV after dinner, just leave the little tots sugared up before bedtime and haven’t help to give them a leg up on the neighbour’s kid (it’s ok, you can admit it here). So we’ve got some fun activities that will entertain your future star while keeping their brain sharp. Help build your child’s mind for the future using LEGO bricks at Bricks 4 Kidz. This month, they’re offering a free trial hour lesson on September 6th at 10:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. So get a taste of how your child can learn, build, and play! Space is limited. Be sure to visit their Localiiz page now to enquire and book a spot! Got a little joker at home? Send them off to clown around under the supervision of none other than Rumple and Friends at Rumple’s Silly Circus School! Starting on September 23rd, the 12-week after-school programme will teach your tot everything they need to know about being a circus clown. Held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the HK Arts Centre, the programme costs HK$3000 and will include all materials! Sound perfect? Click here to book a spot now! If your little one is more of an athlete, they’ll be happy to know that Hong Kong Scottish is hosting a better late than never Summer Camp in Discovery Bay on September 9th. For HK$500, the day long camp will include a whole lot of rugby fun and games for tots to enjoy! Fill out the sign up form to apply. Think you’ve got a future Beethoven in your midst? Help foster their abilities with music lessons at Best Music Academy. Offering lessons in all kinds of musical instruments for kids of all ages, your little music lover will be hitting all the right notes! Better yet? If you enrol them for a full term, you’ll get a lesson free! Visit their Localiiz page to find the programme that is best for your child. Is your teen getting ready to work on their coursework for their upcoming IB or A-Level exams? Head on over to Hong Kong Art Tutoring for their new five-week Life Drawing Course, beginning on September 4th. For HK$2500, you’ll get all materials needed as well. Visit their Localiiz page to book a spot! Picking up a second language isn’t a walk in the park for everyone! Give your child an extra push at HK Kidz. A branch of Hong Kong institute of Languages, they offer a full range of courses for all ages and levels in English, German, Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese. Register for their courses by October 31st and get 10% off! Do you prefer a private tutor that comes directly to your home? Look no further than British Tutors. Their highly qualified tutors can tailor their teachings to your child curriculum, helping them in a wide range of subjects. Visit their Localiiz page to enquire now!  

Health and Wellness – for Kids!

  Heading back to school can be a stressful time for kids. To help ease their minds and help parents deal with their child’s anxieties, here are some great health and wellness workshops just for kids! Meditation experts Kadampa Meditation Centre are hosting two great sessions this month, perfect for helping kids unwind. Try their Dharma for Kids children meditation workshop on September 7th from 10:30am to 12:00pm. You’ll help them to relax, concentrate, and focus better in the long run! This September, the Integrated Medicine Institute is making life easier for children and parents alike with their new series of free back to school children health talks. Start the month with a BodyTalk Session with Angie Tourani on September 1st. Move on to a talk on September 3rd about Child Learning and Concentration with Naturopathy. On September 4th, find out how you can boost your child’s immunity in school. For a child who loves sports, be sure to attend the seminar on physical development milestone and common conditions and injuries in children on September 10th. Finally, for a child prone to allergies, attend the session on allergy and food intolerance in children on September 11th. Stay tuned for other talks to be announced! Got anything cool you'd like Localiiz to share? Send us your stuff!

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