The first collaboration between The Nic Pick and Curious Thoughts Academy! Curious Thoughts Academy is Singapore’s only enrichment center trained in both Jolly Phonics and Orton-Gillingham, which is used for Dyslexia Intervention.

Our first collaboration will offer something for both parents and children!

Let’s start with the adult workshop:

Phonics/Grammar Workshop

Are you looking for ways to support your child’s learning and development at home? The Jolly Phonics Workshop for adults is designed to teach parents the same phonics principles and methods that are used in CTA’s classroom setting. You will gain a deeper understanding of how phonics works and learn practical strategies for helping your child develop their reading and writing skills. It is known that children who receive early and consistent phonics instructions are more likely to become better readers and writers. By learning this skill alongside with your child, you can better support their learning.

Jolly Grammar is the next stage after the Jolly Phonics program. It offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. The program covers a range of topics:

Spelling Rules


Parts of speech

Dictionary use

The tenses: past, present and future

This is extremely useful if you have children going to primary school next year.

Do note that you will need to complete the Jolly Phonics program in order to sign up for Grammar program.

CTA currently offers both online and physical workshops for their Jolly Phonics and Grammar programs. The course fee is $540, which includes 8% GST and is eligible for SkillsFuture funding. As a special offer for members of The Nic Pick, CTA is providing a $50 credit that can be used towards the purchase of learning materials.

Use code <NICOLE2023> when you sign up to claim the $50 credits.

Dates available:

Please take note that both workshops are two-day events, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

22 and 23 May (Jolly Phonics Online Training):

12 and 13 June (Jolly Phonics Physical Training):

5 and 6 June (Jolly Grammar Online Training):

14 and 15 June (Jolly Grammar Physical Training):

Please take note of the minimum numbers for the workshop to go ahead.

(a) Physical workshop (minimum 12 participants, with a cap of 20 participants)

(b) Online workshop (minimum 20 participants, with a cap of 40 participants)

Promo end June 2023