Three days of Family Edutainment, Wellness and Food at The Kidz Academy and Good Food Great Living

Singapore, 29 May 2014 – For the first time, Sphere Exhibits is organising two exhibitions side-by-side focused on the family. With a combined floor space of over 6,500 sqm and more than 120 exhibitors, The Kidz Academy (TKA) 2014 presented by S-26® and Good Food Great Living (GFGL) 2014 take place in the first week of the school holidays, 6-8 June from 11am to 9pm at Suntec Singapore Halls 401 to 404.

These two events offer the ideal one-stop destination for families to spend quality bonding time together during the mid-year school break. Admission to both events is free.

Hailed as Singapore’s pioneer children’s education exhibition, TKA returns for its sixth edition and promises quality edutainment activities. This year’s TKA will feature renowned children’s education and enrichment providers together with the most popular ‘live’ cartoon acts and activities as well as trial classes and parenting seminars.

Complementing TKA’s family edutainment offerings is GFGL 2014 which will showcase a wide variety of health and wellness exhibitors and delectable food offerings.

The Kidz Academy 2014 presented by S-26®

With the theme of “The Hallmark Education Event That’s Fun for the Whole Family!”, TKA 2014 ups the ante with its biggest line-up of ‘live’ acts and edutainment activities. Enjoy non-stop entertainment and activities for children and families with deals from the biggest names in the children enrichment and education industry. TKA 2014 is proudly presented by children’s nutritional health product S-26®.

Catch the biggest names in”live” children’s entertainment
Featuring its biggest line-up of ‘live’ cartoon acts, TKA visitors will be among the first in Singapore to experience Disney’s hit movie ‘Frozen’ at the Frozen activity area. The Frozen activity area will feature free activities such as making your own Olaf Pencil Holder, recreating a mini Olaf model as well as photo opportunities with life-size models of Frozen characters Elsa, Anna and Olaf.

Popular cartoon characters Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina and Fireman Sam will also be making appearances at the TKA main stage area. Visitors can get a chance to meet their favourite cartoon characters on stage daily at three different time slots.

Great Fun & Activities for the Family
There is never a shortage of fun at TKA with a large space dedicated to providing fun rides, carnival games and bouncy castles for children and parents to enjoy. For the first time, TKA will also be offering popular Piñata sessions to children at the Party Hut booth daily at 12pm and 4pm, where they stand to win special treats and prizes.

Pick up parenting tips from the experts
A series of free trial classes will be available for parents and children offered by the various education and enrichment providers. Topics that will be covered include “Excelling in Composition Writing” by Creative Campus, “Learn to play the Ukulele in 5 mins” by Ossia Music School, “Kids Yoga Trial Class” by OhmSantih Yoga and more.

Parents can attend a wide range of parenting and educational talks on Saturday 7 June. Miss Polene Lam, Founder and Director of Gifted Learners Student Care Centre, will conduct a 90-minute workshop titled “Raising your child holistically – The MI Way!”, drawing on her expertise in the “Multiple Intelligences (MI)” theory developed by the renowned Dr Howard Gardner. This talk is proudly presented by S-26® and participants can look forward to a S-26® goodie bag at the end of the session.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis at www.thekidzacademy.com.sg

Great deals and freebies for the whole family
There are a total of 1,500 goodie bags worth more than $50 each that will be given out during the three-day event. Items include Wei-B freeze dried strawberry packs, pencil sets, a three-month digital subscription of Young Parents, Quaker’s Oats for Rice pack worth $5.35, PastaMania’s Kid’s Meal voucher worth $8.80 and more. To receive the goodie bag, visitors will have to pre-register and be one of the first 500 pre-registered visitors on-site.

Besides the attractive goodie bags, free treats such as Swensen’s ice-cream and free instant photo prints will also be given away at the event.

Visitors can also look forward to the bi-hourly lucky draws at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm daily where they stand a chance to win great prizes like toy hampers and more.

A perennial favourite among TKA visitors, the Kidz Quest returns by popular demand where participants stand to redeem a TKA carnival voucher or a Swensen’s Kids Meal voucher after completing eight tasks around the event hall.

Exciting Exhibitor Offers

SingTel mio TV
An interactive learning experience awaits you and your family with Genio by SingTel mio TV! A digital learning tool for primary school students, Genio provides quality educational content to reinforce learning with engaging tutorial videos and assessment questions. Try Genio on the web, at home through your mio TV set-top box, or on-the-go with your iPad! Visitors to the event can sign up for Genio at the SingTel mio TV booth to enjoy a special price of $108.98 (U.P. $118.98).

Superstar Teacher
A leader in the industry with over 50,000 students, Superstar Teacher utilises exam-oriented video lessons that focus on skills and strategy-based learning and the latest exam questions. The 2014 release focuses on the new PSLE Exam format and visitors can purchase a course package at a 20% discount (U.P. $428), exclusively at TKA 2014.

Playhao Pte Ltd
Let your children play and learn mathematics concepts with Playhao’s line of educational toys and tools. The Zometool series of toys are used by Nobel Prize winners and allow children to explore concepts ranging from geometry to quantum physics. The first 10 customers can get a free Pyramid Brain Teaser Puzzle and Zome Geometry book with every purchase of the Zometool Creator 3 Kit.

Creative Campus
Creative Campus is an oasis where youths are inspired and empowered to learn with latitude. With the expertise of a dedicated team of teachers, Creative Campus offers English language programmes with particular expertise in curriculum development, dynamic lesson delivery and through strong rapport with students. Enroll for English language classes at Creative Campus and stand to win a holiday workshop worth over $260.

Ohmsantih Yoga
Children under stress are susceptible to behavioural changes such as defiance, irritability, frustration and lack of concentration as well as physical effects such as stomach aches and weakened immunity. Yoga programmes help children learn to relax and to channel their energies positively. Receive 20% off Kids’ Yoga Course and Parents’ Ashtanga Yoga Course at TKA 2014. Sign up for the Kid’s Yoga Course and receive a limited edition Yoga Mat worth $75.

Watch international Math Whiz Kids battle it out
Organised by Adam Khoo Learning Centre, the final rounds of the Maths Mastery ™ International Challenge 2014 will take place during TKA. Gathering the brightest mathematics minds from around the region, these children will have to solve 30 math questions within 30 minutes without using a calculator in the preliminary rounds. The top 10 finalists with the most number of accurate answers within the shortest period of time will move on to pit their heuristic skills in an interactive, action-packed finale at the Final Round on stage.

This competition will take place on Friday 6 June at 3.15pm, Saturday 7 June at 3.30pm and Sunday 8 June at 3.00pm. For more information on the fun activities and great offers and to pre-register for the free goodie bags, log on to www.thekidzacademy.com.sg

Good Food Great Living 2014

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in eating good and living well. Singaporeans are more well-travelled and well-informed to make life choices that affect their physical and mental well-being. Good Food Great Living (GFGL) 2014 exhibition aims to marry both interests and to present a wide range of products and services catering to the young and old.

Live well with free health screenings and Health & Wellness showcase
Visitors to the exhibition can find out more about their health status with a series of free health screenings. These include Point Optical’s free eye pressure screenings; Forever Living’s free weight/body analysis, inclusive of body fats, bone mass, muscle mass, BMR age and visceral fat analysis; and Chien Chi Tow’s free TCM consultation, acupuncture and tui na massages.

In addition to the free health screenings, visitors can also look forward to an extensive offering of health and wellness products and services. These include:

Ever Fortune
Learn about the benefits of Teviron, a negative ion fibre that is reputed to have a positive effect on health. Wearers of Teviron-based apparel have claimed improved health conditions, such as alleviating joint pains due to rheumatoid arthritis.

IZEST
Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the functions most easily affected by our seating posture. IZEST Neck Relax and Back Stretch exercise packages can assist you in stretching the cervical spine and your back to its normal curvature.

Ogawa
Ogawa is no stranger to the field of health and wellness equipment in Singapore. They conduct regular research on the latest market trends in wellness, and develop innovative and affordable healthcare solutions . Visit the Ogawa booth and learn more about the OGAWA Smart Crest Triple S-Track Massage Chair and health products.

Taste Old Singapore with the nostalgic halal delights of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Hawkers
GFGL will bring back mouth-watering hawker fare previously served at the iconic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. Savour the famous Baseball Soto and Ping Pong Soto prepared by the original hawkers themselves.

Eat Good with delectable international delights
Beyond the nostalgic hawker favourites from the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, there will be a plethora of delectable international and halal delights served at GFGL.

International cuisine highlights include Pezzo Pizza and Savour Master Butchery. Grab Pezzo Pizza on the go, crafted from scratch and baked fresh daily with the finest ingredients. With over 10 flavours to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.

Savour Master Butchery’s wide range of western food products, which includes juicy meatballs drenched in sinful cheese sauce and the traditional spaghetti with beefballs. Be tempted by warm, comforting bowls of creamy soup and hearty servings of pasta. You can also enjoy their bestselling sausages, either at the event itself or in take-away frozen-packs to be enjoyed in the comfort of home.

Local cuisine such as Ultimate Jumbo Bao, Bak Kwa, Black Pepper Crab and traditional Asian desserts are also available for your indulgence.

Enjoy unbelievable bundle deals and do your part for charity
Purchase the $5 bundle deals (with a value worth more than $18), and part of the proceeds will be donated to the Down Syndrome Association Singapore.

The bundle deals pack includes Flying Man 100% Crystalline Fragrant Rice (500g), Knife Cooking Oil (1L), Indocafe White Coffee, Soy Master Soy Milk, Tao Kae Noi Crispy Seaweed and a $3 food voucher that can be used at the exhibition itself. There are a total of 3,000 bundle deals available so don’t miss out on this great bargain.

Ms Mandy Wong, Business Director, Consumer, Sphere Exhibits said: “With the June school holidays approaching, it is an ideal for us to co-locate two of our large scale family events side by side. The Kidz Academy and Good Food Great Living events offer an exciting array of products and services on show, and collectively, it is the perfect one-stop destination for the whole family to enjoy.”

A total of more than 220,000 visitors are expected at the two three-day events.

Attachments -

Appendix A: The Kidz Academy 2014 List of Exhibitors
Appendix B: The Kidz Academy 2014 Calendar of Events
Appendix C: The Kidz Academy 2014 Event Factsheet
Appendix D: Good Food Great Living 2014 Exhibitor List

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