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  • Writer's pictureClaire Hsieh

Introducing The Nutcracker Workshop - Unforgettable Learning Adventures in Singapore this December

As the festive season draws near, are you on the lookout for engaging programs that not only resonate with the spirit of Christmas but also seamlessly integrate with your school's curriculum? Look no further! Introducing "The Nutcracker Workshop" tailored for children aged 4 to 6, 7 to 9, and 10 to 12.

Join the journey of the Nutcracker Workshop in Singapore for kids to enjoy during Christmas. Contact for Christmas programmes in Singapore

Elevate Your Child's Holiday in Singapore with Unforgettable Learning Adventures this December 2023!


This enchanting holiday production, inspired by Tchaikovsky's timeless composition, unfolds through the eyes of Clara—a young dreamer swept into a world where her Nutcracker doll magically grows to life-size on Christmas Eve. Picture your child perfecting this sweet piece and showcasing their talents to family, friends, and the supportive Total Communication community on the workshop's grand finale.

Is your child struggling with Language, Social, and Executive Functioning Skills? Contact Total Communication for best programmes for Christmas holiday programmes in Singapore

Immerse your child in a world of make-believe with our unique blend of music and movement therapy, coupled with speech and drama components. Not only does this foster creativity and imaginative play, but it also serves as a holistic approach to enhancing language, executive functioning, and social skills.


Important Question: Is your child struggling with Language, Social, and Executive Functioning Skills?


Children usually face challenges in adapting to new environments, following instructions, and developing essential language, social, and executive functioning skills.

These challenges may hinder their overall development, affecting their ability to engage in social interactions, comprehend instructions, and express themselves effectively.

Our Nutcracker Workshop offers a holistic approach. Through dynamic thinking, language development, guided participation, and performance mastery, we address these challenges, fostering resilience, emotional regulation, and building confidence.


This workshop caters to participants from two distinct age brackets.


Workshop Details


Catering to Different Age Groups


Target Participants

  • Age Group 1: 4 to 6 years

  • Age Group 2: 7 to 12 years

  • Language Focus: Multilingual or learning English as a second language

Developmental Focus

Age Group 1: Children slightly behind the childhood development trajectory

Age Group 2: Tailored for age-specific developmental needs


Key Areas of Focus
  1. Dynamic Thinking Enhancement: Cultivate flexible thinking and dynamic thinking skills (Both Age Groups)

  2. Language Development:

    1. Improve language skills through speech and drama activities (Both Age Groups)

    2. Enhance expressive and receptive language abilities (Both Age Groups)

  3. Guided Participation:

    1. Foster a collaborative learning environment and encourage active participation (Both Age Groups)

    2. Coordinate sessions according to age-specific needs (Age Group 1)

    3. Build effective communication skills and social thinking (Age Group 2)

Modalities Utilized

Speech and Drama: Engage in creative and expressive activities (Both Age Groups)


Music and Movement: Incorporate rhythm and physicality for a holistic learning experience (Both Age Groups)


Learning Environment

Backdrop of The Nutcracker Play: Immerse children in a magical setting (Both Age Groups)


For Age Group 1:

  • Encourage creative thinking and autonomy-seeking behavior (Age Group 1)

  • Develop skills to navigate unfamiliar situations (Age Group 1)

For Age Group 2:

  • Building Effective Communication: Learn how to communicate effectively with peers (Age Group 2)

  • Cultivate a growth mindset and autonomy-seeking behavior (Age Group 2)

  • Self-Confidence Building

Language Improvement: Acquire age-appropriate language skills (Both Age Groups)


Build self-confidence through guided participation (Both Age Groups)


Parental Involvement

Handouts: Parents will receive materials to support continued learning at home (Both Age Groups)


Overall Outcome

Enroll your child in this inclusive workshop to witness enhanced communication skills, improved executive functioning, and heightened self-confidence, all against the magical backdrop of The Nutcracker play.


Programme Outline:


FOR AGES 4 TO 6 YEARS OLD

Session No​

Session Details

​Overarching Goals

Topics Covered

1

The first session will be dedicated to children acquainting themselves through cooperative games, songs, and play. Therapist will be guiding the group throughout the session.

Creating Awareness through Dynamic Thinking

  • Understanding Verbal and Nonverbal Cues

  • Developing Effective Regulation Skills in an Unfamiliar Environment

  • Participation, Coordination and Synchronization

2

During this session, therapist will go through The Nutcracker play script with the children, via songs, dance and pretend play.

Improving Language Skills via Receptive Language and Expressive Language

  • ​Ability to listen and follow instructions

  • Ability to comprehend and acquire language age-appropriately

  • Ability to convey thoughts, ideas, and feelings verbally, according to language developmental trajectory

3

​Through a “serve and return” therapist- child framework, children will work together with therapist to strategize their presentation delivery. They will also be encouraged to change the details of the play based on their imagination. Throughout this process, they will gain insights into coordinating effectively within the group and coming up with creative ideas.

​​Establishing various Guided Participation skills


Improving basic executive functions

  • Serve and Return Engagements

  • Promoting Growth Seeking mindsets such as exploratory and autonomy-seeking behaviour

  • Working Memory

  • Flexible Thinking

4

​The final session will focus on the performance aspect. Participants will acquire valuable skills to effectively address specific stressors, such as stage fright, enabling them to deliver a flawless presentation.

​Resilience Building

  • ​Building Self Awareness through Emotional Regulation

  • Learning about Confidence and Self- Esteem


Download the Brochure for ages 4 to 6 years

For 4 to 6 years old - The Nutcracker Workshop
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Download • 3.34MB

FOR AGES 7 TO 12 YEARS OLD

Session No​

​Session Details

​Overarching Goals

​Topics Covered

1

The first session will be dedicated to attendees acquainting themselves, engaging in ice-breaker games, and fostering interesting conversations with one another. They will learn social skills in the process.

​Creating Awareness through Social Thinking

  • ​Understanding Social Cues

  • Developing Effective Communication

  • Social Thinking in Social Groups


2

During this session, participants will delve into The Nutcracker play script, familiarize themselves with new vocabulary, and work on enhancing and refining the original script.

​Improving Language Skills via Expressive and Receptive Language

  • ​Ability to convey thoughts, ideas, and feelings verbally

  • Developing sentence structure and expanding vocabulary

  • Enhance understanding of spoken language, including comprehension of vocabulary, instructions, and conversations

​3

​Participants will strategize their presentation delivery in front of friends and family. Throughout this process, they will gain insights into coordinating and organizing effectively within the group.

​Building Executive Functioning Skills

  • ​Working Memory

  • Organisation and Planning

  • Flexible Thinking

​4

​The final session will focus on the performance aspect. Participants will acquire valuable skills to effectively address specific stressors, such as stage fright, enabling them to deliver a flawless presentation.

​Resilience Building

  • ​Building Self Awareness through Emotional Regulation

  • Learning about Confidence and Self- Esteem

Download the Brochure for ages 7 to 12 years

For years 7 to 12 - The Nutcracker Workshop
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Download • 3.34MB

Special Programmes for kids this december holidays in Singapore. Enjoy our workshop for kids aged 4 to 12

Join our team of educational and developmental therapists—Claire, Ranjeetha, and Rae’anne—as they guide your child through this magical journey. Make this December one to remember, filled with festive cheer, educational enrichment, and the joy of performance.

 

Important Links:


Don't miss the chance to make this holiday season truly magical for your child! Enquire now to secure a spot in "The Nutcracker Workshop."


Call or WhatsApp us at +65 9115 8895

E-mail us at enquiries@totalcommunication.com.sg

 




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