Apart from school curriculum, there are many great enrichment classes for kids in Singapore. If you are thinking of enrolling your child in an interesting outside school hours class, here are the 5 type of enrichment classes we at Superkids rank top 5!

Music 

Whether your child is the next Mariah Carey, Eminem or more likely to sing her solos in the shower, your child is bound to benefit from some form of music education. Research shows that learning the do-re-mis can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs. Music also serves as a way to help children communicate and express themselves through a healthy channel. It is proven that growing up in a musically rich environment is often advantageous for children’s language development.

Speech & Drama

These classes are fun and can assist in strengthening a child’s communication skills, to speak more persuasively, boost confidence in public speaking, build self esteem, learn leadership skills, increase ability to adapt and improvise, overcome shyness, become more assertive, build awareness of social skills, make friends and understand people. Adults are judged on how they express themselves and their style of speech every day. Drama classes are a perfect way for children to develop these skills.

Martial Arts

In a culture that seems to glorify violence in everything from music to video games and television shows, the idea of enrolling your child in martial arts training classes doesn’t always seem like a good one. While martial arts-centered action films seem to be filled to the brim with violent behavior and gory injuries, you may be surprised to learn that martial arts’ training is actually very beneficial to kids for fostering self-discipline. One of the central tenets of all forms of the martial arts is an absolute focus on self-discipline. Today’s kids are so accustomed to receiving instant gratification that lessons in self-restraint and discipline aren’t always easy to come by. Kids with a martial arts background, however, are continually reminded of how essential self-discipline is.

Baking

Cooking lessons let kids practice basic math skills like counting, weighing, measuring and estimating with every recipe. Keeping track of cooking times requires kids to put their time-reading abilities to the test in a practical way and helps them better understand sequencing, the idea that events occur in a logical order. Cooking lessons also teach kids science in a hands-on way as they discover that yeast makes dough rise, salt affects the way ice melts and heat changes the way food looks and tastes.

Art & Craft

When children participate in both arts and crafts, creativity and imagination receive strong stimulation, states the Americans for the Arts website. A child with a paintbrush in his hand suddenly has the ability to create vivid paintings and express himself boldly with color and brush strokes. The youngster can also learn about symbolic communication through the art he creates, choosing various colors to communicate feelings, for example.