Want to try something different? From Parkour to table tennis, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest kids sports activities in Singapore (along with an exclusive discount)!
Like we mentioned last week, mamas, kids + sports makes for a winning combination. Not only do sports help them burn off excess energy and have fun, they’re also proven to help with focus, self-esteem, and emotional control. So naturally we wanted to tell you about all the best kids sports programmes in Singapore! From climbing, to Parkour, to martial arts and table tennis, here’s the lowdown on our fave sports activities for littlies! And for even more, be sure to check out our roundups on the best soccer, swimming, and gymnastics schools in Singapore!
Run by a mama of three who’s also a professional Netball player and early childhood educator, Kinetic Kids offers tailor-made programmes to give little ones aged 2-6 the basic movements that will help them develop fundamental sports skills later on. They also emphasise social and emotional skills and sportsmanship qualities, in a nurturing environment that’s perfect for littlies. We love that they hold all their classes outdoors in a variety of beautiful locales around Singers, as one of their core beliefs is that fresh air and sunshine will help kiddos develop better spatial awareness and visual perception skills.
Age: 2-6 years
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Katong Park (East Coast), and Sentosa Cove Green. Come-to-your-condo classes are also available!
How much: $25-$30 per class, available in 5- 10- and 20-week packages.
Kinetic Kids, [email protected] or call (+65) 8182 9046
Catering to munchkins as young as 18 months, Sport4Kids gives kiddos the opportunity to learn a range of skills while trying out many different sports in a fun, low-pressure environment. Little ones learn key fundamentals like throwing, catching, bouncing and kicking, while the older kids are exposed to soccer, basketball, rugby, hockey and tennis, all the while developing their coordination and gross motor skills. They also offer specialty classes in soccer, swimming, basketball and mini-yoga!
Age: 18 months – 7 years (specialised sports go higher)
Where: Locations across Singapore; click here for the full schedule and list of locations!
How much: Free trials available for your first class: $30 per class thereafter ($240 for an 8-session term). Sassy Mamas can use the special discount code S4K2015 to get 10% off at time of booking!
Sport4Kids, [email protected] or call (+65) 9355 0376
Superfly Monkey Dragons
Besides having a ridiculously cool and memorable name, this unique company teaches kids the basic fundamentals of Parkour, the French training discipline geared toward moving through obstacles as quickly and efficiently as possible. Ever seen guys seemingly walk on walls or dive and roll off tall buildings? They were probably doing Parkour! Regular classes are generally geared toward ages 13 & up, but we love the hourlong Family Parkour class that lets parents and kids as young as 3 or 4 practice skills together, with a focus on strengthening the body and developing control, coordination and balance to master the precise movements.
Age: 3 & up (younger children are welcome to give it a try if parents think they’re ready)
Where: Family Parkour is at Somerset Skate Park & Dhoby Ghaut Exit B. Click here for a full list of timings and locations.
How much: $25 per family trial – $35 for one-off drop-in classes (packages also available).
Superfly Monkey Dragons, [email protected] or call (+65) 8511 5510
Wings to Wings Dance Development Centre * PERMANENTLY CLOSED *
We love the idea behind “Caterpillar Crawlers” – an introductory dance and movement class aimed at 3-4 year-olds – where little ones are exposed to diverse disciplines such as Yoga, Ballet or Latin Dance. It’s all about enjoying the benefits of and joys of song, dance and movement taught through themes like ‘Nature’, ‘Emotions’ and ‘Sports’. We also love WWDDC’s emphasis on positive reinforcement and holistic teaching methodologies. And don’t worry mama, they’ve got classes for older kids and adults as well!
Age: 3 & up
Where: 10 North Canal Road, Singapore 048823
How much: $275 for a package of 11 classes.
Wings to Wings Dance Development Centre, [email protected] or call (+65) 6532 0406
www.wingstowings.com or www.facebook.com/wingstowings
We recently had a chance to visit Brainy Moves and speak with its founder, James, Tang, and came away impressed by their well-researched programme that’s all about giving kiddos complex exercises that help boost brain power (and even create new brain connections!). With activities like obstacle courses, a rock climbing wall, and much more, Brainy Moves is appropriate for kids age 3 & up and has drawn raves from parents for improving kiddos’ focus, behaviour and emotional control. It also happens to be a tonne of fun!
Age: 3 & up
Where: 301 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427552
How much: $50 for a trial class / $600 per 12-session term
Brainy Moves, [email protected] or call (+65) 6440 0468
Is anyone else amazed by their toddler’s fearless climbing abilities? Why not put them to good use in a safe, supervised environment at this absolutely amazing indoor climbing wall that’s 8 metres high with a total of 28 rotating climbing lanes? Kiddos can learn the basics in monthly 4-session climbing workshops, or can drop in to give the wall a try on their own as long as they engage a belayer. We know where we’re sending our little monkeys!
Age: 4 to 12
Where: 48 Toh Guan Road East, #05-153 Enterprise Hub, Singapore 608586
How much: $11 for a drop-in session (excludes equipment rental costs); $35 for a one-day, 2-hour workshop; or $120 for a 4-session climbing workshop.
Climbers Laboratory, [email protected] or call (+65) 6515 9363
Capoiera at The Brazilian Cultural Centre
A unique and beautiful combination of dancing, fighting and a game, Capoiera is a fascinating Brazilian martial art that kiddos seem to take quite naturally to. With separate hourlong classes for 3-5 year-olds and 6-12 year-olds, little ones get lots of personal attention in a fun environment surrounded by kids of similar abilities, all in a convenient Bukit Timah location.
Age: 3-5 and 6-12
Where: Brazilian Cultural Centre, 100 Turf Club Road (Horse City), 287992
How much: $40 for a trial class; $450 for 12 classes.
Brazilian Cultural Centre, (+65) 9645 6224
Singapore Table Tennis Association
Anyone who’s spent five minutes in Asia knows this is not the sport of beer halls or basement rec rooms, but rather a fiercely competitive point of national pride in Singapore (also, conveniently, played indoors in air-conditioned comfort). Perhaps you can set your little one on the road to Olympic glory, too, with 10-session “Learn to Play” classes for beginners that include fundamentals like serving, basic footwork, blocks and defence and – our personal favourite – “Feel the Bounce”.
Age: 5 & up
Where: Various locations across Singapore; click here for full details.
How much: $267.50 for 10 lessons.
Singapore Table Tennis Association, (+65) 6354 1014
Little Samurais @ Evolve MMA
Martial arts is not about fighting – it’s about life skills like self-discipline, confidence and mental strength. The Little Samurais at Evolve’s Mixed Martial Arts Studio are taught by world champions in various disciplines. The comprehensive emphasis on wellness has a strong focus on prevention from bullying. But equally importantly, because it is filtered through the lens of martial arts, it will also getting your little bouncers to expend some of their endless energy!
Age: Your kiddo will placed in the appropriate class for their age
Where: Evolve Far East Square, Evolve Orchard Central and Evolve PoMo
How much: Prices vary depending on the type of class from private to public. Email Evolve for more details, or book a trial class for your little one here!
Evolve MMA, [email protected] or call (+65) 6536 4525
Kate Porter Yoga
Every Wednesday afternoon, Kate Porter Yoga’s studio is transformed into a magic yoga kingdom filled with ‘barking’ dogs, ‘ribbiting’ frogs and fairy yoga princes and princesses. It’s a fun-packed class for kids 4 to 7 years old that teaches kiddies concentration and stillness, whilst building strength, coordination and flexibility. What’s more, parents interested in enjoying their own form of bliss can slip next door for a 45-minute express yoga class.
Where: 5000G Marine Parade Road, Laguna Park #01-27, Singapore 449290
How much: $29 per class or $250 for ten classes . For a full list of prices click here!
Kate Porter Yoga, [email protected] or call (+65) 9781 3403