School Holidays Activity Ideas
When school holidays approaches, parents start to look for things to fill their days when the kids are home. It’s also usually the school holidays where parents create new experiences for the kids and perhaps for themselves at the same time.
Duchess of Cambridge (now Princess of Wales) revealed in her Happy Mum, Happy Baby Interview Podcast in 2020 that she tries to incorporate a lot of experiences that her granny gave her; into the experiences she give to her children now. Doing simple things like taking a walk, cooking, doing arts and crafts and essentially spending time together. Here are a few ideas that families can do with their kids this school holidays.
1. Reconnect With Nature This School Holidays
Take a break from the city life and reconnect with nature. Get outdoors and spice up your healthy living habits by exploring the nature reserves and parks via the Park Connector Network of Singapore (PCN)!
Whether it’s cycling, walking, running or hiking, take some time away from the screens and dive into an adventure like no other? It’s a great way to get the whole family involved with physical activity and bonding.
Get out and make some lasting memories while staying active in spectacular sights around our garden city.
2. Cooking Or Baking Together
Bonding experiences in the kitchen are invaluable for both parents and children. In pre-schools, the kids get to do pretend play at the kitchen corner. When you cook or bake together with the kids, the little ones get to watch the process of making real food from scratch, and they even get to help out! Not only do they learn how to make delicious dishes, but also how to practice delayed gratification by creating something together over time.
After a successful batch of cookies or tasty pasta dish, not only are bellies satisfied, but memories made that last a lifetime – ones that will definitely be looked back on one day with a grateful heart and childlike smile. So get the kids involved today – let them know they’re just as important in the kitchen as dad and mom!
3. Playing Games During School Holidays
If you’re looking for some good old-fashioned fun, nothing beats playing games with your family! Playing games is an timeless way to bring together people of all ages and have a great time.
From card games like uno, to board classics such as Monopoly, or even some of the amazing video games gets everyone to increase their team work skills to bring everyone together For the younger kids, the exercise allow them to practice and learn to take turns.
You might be surprised just how much fun you can have while making good memories at the same time. Get competitive, joke around and enjoy each other’s company while doing something active that’ll make everyone laugh!
4. Create Something Together This School Holidays
5. Go On An Adventure
Exploring new places in your own country can be a fun and rewarding adventure. Taking the time to engage with new cultures, unfamiliar sights, and different sounds, can be energizing and inspiring. Take advantage of the opportunity, no matter where you live – hit the beach to watch a sunset, visit an old temple or take a night time stroll through the city. Be a tourist all over again. As a tourist you’ll be inspired by new experiences as you observe and learn from all that new environment has to offer – new life stories, food specialties and beautiful scenery. So no matter how often you’ve traveled before – don’t forget to take some time out and explore the new side of Singapore that’s waiting for you!
This school holidays, don’t forget to prioritise family bonding. With the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, it’s easy to take time with those closest to us for granted.
There are many ways to share some special moments together. From getting outside in nature, cooking together in the kitchen, playing games on the couch, creating something together; whatever you decide on there will be an invaluable return – quality time spent with your loved ones!
Put aside all distractions from daily life – unplug from work emails and Netflix binges – and go on an adventure together.
Above all else, remember to have fun! And if you find yourself needing help in compiling photos into an album to keep those good times alive, then don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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Why You Need To Do A Kindergarten Photoshoot?
Yes, you managed to complete your child’s Primary 1 Registration successfully!
That certainly calls for a celebration!
Your baby will be ready to move on to big school with bigger space, lots of classes and many more children. You can’t help but feel proud of what they have learnt and become in the first 6 years of their life.
You would have to agree that graduating from Kindergarten is definitely one of your child’s biggest milestone achieved to date.
Where Have All The Time Gone?
This is when reality sets in!
You realised that your child has grown so so much from the time you remember of them when they were a newborn baby. You feel that parenthood had accelerated time and wondered where all the time had gone…
The only hardcopy photograph that you might have of your child is their newborn photo or passport photo?
You start to wonder if you can freeze time or turn back the clock? Whether you should have tried to get some professional photos done for your child in between those years.
You are not alone!
We have been photographing families for the last 12 years, since 2009 and have heard and seen lots.
This is exactly the reason why we exist.
Is It Time To Celebrate?
Many studies have shown that celebrating milestones help give children a sense of accomplishment and pride.
With the kindergarten graduation ceremonies scaled down in recent times, many families have thought about ways to celebrate safely. Many clients whom we have talked to have actually thought about doing a professional family portrait for years!
Some have even told us that they can’t procrastinate any longer. They must get a proper family portrait done. What better time than to get the family together to celebrate their child’s graduation milestone with a Kindergarten Graduation Photoshoot while updating the extended family or family portrait at the same time!
As we all know, we make things happen when we are intentional and most, if not all of the time, we follow through the things that are booked into our calendar. Much so like a family trip or a staycation …
Is it time to celebrate? For sure, it’s always time!
Celebrate milestones, celebrate achievements, celebrate life, appreciate what we have everyday and start taking action to make meaningful memories for your kids, your family. Because time passes at an even faster speed once they enter Primary School. You don’t want to have that mum /parent guilt that you should have at least get a professional graduation and family portrait to mark this special milestone.
Seize this opportunity and make it happen this time!
Here are the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about kindergarten graduation photoshoot in our studio.
Is there a limit on number of pax allowed in the shoot?
Now that Covid is behind us, we are free to photograph as many or as little people in a shoot. Our studio can easily fit up to 30 pax.
do you provide graduation gowns?
Yes! We have a collection of kids graduation gowns in our studio for you to use at no charge. Get in touch with us to check out the different gowns available.
is hair & make up included?
Hair and make up can be arranged at additional charges.
what are the rates for k2 graduation shoot?
Solo K2 graduation portrait start at $150; Family & K2 Graduation Shoots start from $250. Get more details on kindergarten graduation packages.
can my child's classmate join in the shoot?
You may consider booking a second package that is scheduled back to back on the same day.
how to book?
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Mother’s Day Celebration
To us, everyday is Mother’s Day but there is one particular day in a year that is dedicated just for mothers. On the 2nd Sunday in the month of May, this is the day the world celebrates Mother’s Day.
Its the time of the year again where in normal times, we see mothers from young to old receiving flowers; 1-5 generations of mothers celebrating Mother’s Day with a special meal with the family; Baby girl, mum, grandma to great/great grandmas spending the day together visiting /revisiting places of interest reminiscing memories spent with the family.
Mothers Day In 2020 Vs Now
Mother’s Day in May 2020 was very different where all of us were staying home. We suddenly became an expert in online purchases, multi-tasking work, domestic chores & kid’s home schooling all at the same time when everyone is home 24/7 during the peak of the pandemic.
Fast forward to 2023, Mother’s Day events and celebrations are back with to pre-pandemic era.
We’re all able to visit one another, have gatherings and spending the day with the mamas on this special day. Treasure & honour mummies, grandma’s, great-grandmas for their strength, perseverance, adaptive problem solving skills and unconditional love for the family.
Take this opportunity, gather the mums in your lives to celebrate Mother’s Day…
“Lost Time Is Never Found Again” – Benjamin Franklin
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Mother’s Day Photoshoot this year by being in front of the camera with YOU IN IT!
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Since 2009, we are privileged to see many families come through our door to celebrate their motherhood journey in the form of photographic memories. From maternity to newborn to family to extended generation family photography.
Here is a short video of some of the families that comes through our door for us to document their love and bond together as a family. All of us at Bambini Photography wishes all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!
We had a really good experience at Bambini for our big family photoshoot!! The photographer is experience and the follow up experience is very pleasant! We are glad that they made changes to our photos based on our needs. Thank you for making this whole photography session a great one for us! Highly recommend! :)
Ah Hooi Lee
This is my 3rd time engaging photography services from Bambini and my return visits are proof that they provide really good quality shots and service! My daughter is someone who is slow to warm up to but my assigned photographer, Syafiq managed to make her smile and laugh in the end. Love the photos alot and will definitely consider Bambini again for future family shoots!
For fathers, bosses, co-workers and friends who are navigating through these chaos, yet want to gift a meaningful gift to mothers or grandmothers who were your primary carers when your own parents were busy working to support the family?
Learn more about gifting ideas through personalised voucher this Mother’s Day.
Make up for the lost time and get a professional family portrait done when the time allows.