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Occupy the kids in October

October seems to be bursting and bustling with activities! There seems to be everything going on for the Children’s Day weekend (why couldn’t we have it more spread out??), and more.

DSC_30644 to 6 October – The Esplanade’s Octoburst Programme brings free performances, several productions, and parenting workshops, which of course includes Take A Walk With Me, by my dear friend Sarah of The Playful Parents, which unfortunately (for those who were too slow) is already SOLD OUT! WOOT! There are also a zillion other Children’s Day activities, ranging from Berries , the Zoo, Bird Park,

5 and 6 OctoberBrave Maeve the Musical is based on a true story of a Singaporean girl’s battle with cancer. My lovely friends Pamela and Sarah have more details.

7 to 13 October is Restaurant Week Singapore. There are still lots of lunch slots available, so treat yourself or bring the kiddies along to a nice lunch!

20130930-224718.jpg7 to 20 October, there will be a Forest Adventure Mobile at the City Square Mall. If your kids are as adventurous as mine, they will love it! We did it the last time at Tiong Bahru Plaza.


13 October – Join Sarah of The Playful Parents (she is one very busy mother this month!) and the NLB in Voyage of Dreams: Only believe, a series of parent child workshops, DIY crafts using recycled materials, and storytelling, all at the Central Library. All events are FREE! But some activities have limited seats, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The Warm Chocolate Brownie Sundae at Extra Virgin Pizza. Image source here.
The Warm Chocolate Brownie Sundae at Extra Virgin Pizza. Image source here.


And, last but not least, for the entire month of October, as part of the Sweet Charity campaign, if you’re at any one of these foodie handouts, please do consider forcing yourself to have one of their yummy desserts as$5 from the proceeds of the sale will go to the NUHkids Fund, in particular the Kids’ Heart Fund to subsidise treatment for families in financial difficulties for children with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). You can read more about this worthy cause and why I love it, from the previous years’ posts here and here. We’ll all go on diet next month before Christmas, ok?

As for me, since the year is coming to an end, I feel like I should start taking stock and setting some goals for what I would like to achieve with the kids before the end of the year, like thinking about more invitations to play, more activities at home, and some goals for Chinese word recognition, writing and literacy improvement. I’ll also be busy planning our two (maybe three if we can squeeze in the time?) holidays for the end of the year.

What will you be doing this October?


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5 thoughts on “Occupy the kids in October

  1. Thanks for this list! October should be children’s month, since Children’s Day falls in it. Irony is, October is exams month for most children!


  2. Thanks for sharing some October activities! The forest adventure looks interesting. Gotta check that out. Just like what Ing says October is the exams, but with many holidays from school, I’m sure there will be time to mix play and books.


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