While the rest of the school year looks a little less physical and more schools are adapting to taking classes online, we are able to spend more time with our children in the present and watch them grow. Create the ultimate at-home learning and play experience for your mini-me through a series of Singapore inspired unique experiences designed to broaden your child’s horizons. Set a schedule for all these virtual happenings that you and your child can explore and enjoy together.
‘Walk’ through ArtScience Museum At Home with Virtual Tours and Workshop
Best for: Mini Scientists
Need a change of scenery? Take your child on a virtual tour with the ArtScience Museum Virtual Tours series where you can choose to wander and learn about sea creatures through the Ocean Life Tour or inspire little astronomers on space exploration with the Earth & Beyond Tour. That’s not all, there are also virtual workshops like Make Your Own: Space Mission Patch, which you can totally do before taking the for the Virtual Tour: Earth & Beyond. Or teach your child about sustainability with the Make Your Own: Recycling Corner at Home..
ArtScience At Home – https://www.marinabaysands.
#MuseumFromHome: Get Curious! with National Museum of Singapore
Best for: The do-it all
The National Museum of Singapore brings an array of fun and interactive programmes with the #MuseumFromHome: Get Curious! Programme that will be released every Friday till 10 July 2020.
The programme has an variety of activities such as downloadable colouring templates from Colouring Fun! Our Childhood Toys or Moving Memories Colouring Activity featuring the seven mural scenes by Yip Yew Chong which also comes with a special resource kit for the parents. Or if your child loves an afternoon of arts and craft, engage them with the Be A Creative Toymaker programme to channel their inner inventor and create new toys and games.
#MuseumFromHome: Get Curious! with National Museums of Singapore – https://www.nhb.gov.sg/
Gallery Kids with National Gallery Singapore For The Mini Artists
Best for: Art geniuses
Your little Van Goghs and Monets will love a good art session as they explore their creativity and imagination through the National Gallery Singapore’s Gallery Kids. Truly let your child immerse in a variety of creative activities through 4 categories – Explore, Play, Listen and Watch with interactive games, activity guides, downloadable art posters and kids-friendly audio tours of permanent exhibitions.
Gallery Kids with National Gallery Singapore – https://www.nationalgallery.
Bringing The Outdoors In With Gardens By the Bay #StayHomewithGB
Best for: The little green thumbs
Discover the wonders of nature from home and learn about the beautiful flora and lush landscape through pre-school e-books with stories from Darcy the Dragonfly and Freddy the Frog. Or test your child’s knowledge on fascinating trivia from the Worksheet: Gardens by the Bay or the Worksheet: Cannonball Tree, downloadable activity materials. You can also opt to get crafty, with free exclusive hands-on gardening workshop, DIY tips, tricks and insider knowledge with a series of horticultural videos, titled the “Garden Explorer series”. The “Garden Explorer” series provides educational access to kids to learn and care for a variety of houseplants and explore virtually parts of the Gardens together with horticulturists.
#StayHomewithGB – https://www.gardensbythebay.
Join Pesta Raya Online to discover the Malay Festival through Art with Esplanade Singapore
Best for: The little wonder
Conclude the year’s intimate Hari Raya celebration at home with the little ones through a diverse range of programmes curated by Esplanade Singapore featuring dance workshops, performances or a craft and music session. Join a story-telling session with actor and writer Tysha Khan who will tell an engaging story of “It’s still Hari Raya”. The story highlights her sock puppet character Kiki who finds a way to celebrate the super ultra-special Hari Raya this year. To take the experience one step further, you and your kids can also recreate your own sock puppet, and also tune in and sing along to her happy songs. Keep a lookout to Pesta Raya PLAYpack featuring printable activities, crafts and more that will help them learn about Malay history, arts and culture.
Pesta Raya Online – Malay Festival of Arts: https://www.esplanade.com/
Embark on a story-telling adventure with Gateway Kids Club
Best for: The little bookworm
Continue to keep your kids engaged with a weekly storytelling session with the “Gateway Kids Club” which takes place every Saturday from 9am-1pm online. Embark on a story-telling adventure with classic fairytale stories such as “The Frog Prince” and “Hansel and Gretel”. Join Storyteller Dwayne as he narrates and shares enthralling stories that include enthralling sing and dance along.
Storytelling Series: Hansel and Gretel (13th June to 19th June 2020) – https://www.sistic.com.sg/
Storytelling Series: The Frog Prince (20th June to 26th June 2020) – https://www.sistic.com.sg/
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