Watch Out, Parents and Preschoolers!
Before we stepped into Artground, we heard children excited voices and that made my 5 year old super excited. The moment we stepped in, we saw children running around happily. Chaotic, you might say. Yet no one was hurt, children were just immersed in the open space for them. Space is something children love!
We were greeted by the space, inviting colours and some exhibits which children are welcome to interact with. That means, they can climb, play and hide in it unlike many museum exhibits which are only meant for gentle touch. The current display is “I SΦ with my Little Eye”, which looks at the golden ratio that often appears in visual patterns in the natural environment around us.
These exhibits are changed three times a year and entrance is FREE! A clean and safe environment for little crawler, walkers and runners alike. Artground is Singapore’s newest multi-disciplinary arts center designed for children 12 and under. There are 4 venues for children to explore. There is a stage with a beautiful spiral that winds up towards the stage and that is the Baby Stage, for little ones to hang out and explore.
The second venue is the Ground Floor, it has a climbing frame exhibits, magnetic walls, origami corner at the time of visit. It is meant for the older children to touch, feel and explore.
“Is there anything to do there?” my daughter would ask before visiting a place. Yes! Every weekend, there are activities conducted and these activities are conducted in the third venue, WhiteBox. These activities are announced two weeks in advance on their website, https://theartground.com.sg/events/category/events/ongoing-events/. There is a variety of groups and activities. Some of these events look really exciting especially for parents with a year old child who sense that the child loves exploring and wonder what you can really do; these ticketed parent-child events are a small price to pay to try out and expose your little one!
When we were there a local arts group, The Kueh Tutus, was invited and my daughter was so intrigued, she smuggled herself into group which was actually meant for the invited preschool, Cherie Hearts. The children were initially unsure or even puzzled on what they needed to do. There were two performers who wanted to find each other and they could only move if tiles were laid in front of them. Instructions were given by a recording that resembles computer games instruction. It was ingenious to combine performing arts and computer games. I was initially worried for the children and artist (it was afterall a media preview showcase) but the performers were unfazed. Some minutes on, children spoke to each other, observed and figured out how to interact with the performers who were silent. It was beautiful to watch you witness children’s thoughtful looks and finally excitement to place the mats to help the performers reach each other. Strangely, I felt relief for the performers too.
Finally, before we left, we had a little walk around The Good Garden, the fourth venue of the Artground. This is where we want to shout out to preschools! They have learning journeys with activity sheets, and currently to teach geometry (shapes) through arts and nature. Do check them out, https://theartground.com.sg/learning-journeys-isphi/ ! If you school is also interested in arts, be it visual or performing arts, Artground has another purpose of developing local artist. This means, there are in contact with a pool of local artists and they can link you with the artist and the space (themselves). It is worth thinking and exploring.
Artground has a mission to develop audience and to develop local artists, and it is developed in collaboration with National Arts Council. When I spoke to Ms Luanne Poh, the director, she was previously with the Esplanade working on the project PLAYtime! She has a good understanding of what parents or preschoolers and preschools are looking for. Hopefully, this is a good avenue of collaboration for your school.
For a start, if you would like to visit, the address and opening hours are stated below.
Artground, Goodman Arts Center
Block J #01-40
90 Goodman Road
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 9.30am – 5pm
Fridays-Sundays & P.H. 9.30am – 6pm
*Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
~by Esther, your friend at Preschool Market
This year Special Treats not only brought discounts and promotions to teachers but also provided educators with a chance to preview learning journeys destinations. Here’s a review of the educator’s preview conducted:
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Musuem
On the 29th of September 2017, a group of preschool educators attended an insightful and informative guided tour at the NUS Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Spanning over 2 storeys, the museum is filled with many unique real specimens and artefacts featuring the biodiversity and highlighting environmental issues in Southeast Asia. From giant flowers like Rafflesia, to the tiniest crab, the educators were constantly marveled by the rich biodiversity in the region and beyond.
What is a natural history museum without dinosaurs? Children will be fascinated by the 3 huge real dinosaurs fossils on display. They are so big that they are best photographed from the second storey! Children will even have a chance to touch a real dinosaur fossil and try lifting a human palm-sized meteorite.
Besides dinosaurs, children will get to see a crocodile skeleton, elephant skull and a sperm whale skeleton that was defleshed and preserved by staff of NUS LKC NHM themselves. The team spent about 3 months working on the project and visitors can view the video on the process on the 2nd storey.
Each exhibit has clear legends and also signages on which ones are for touching and which are not. However, nothing beats having a knowledgeable guide pointing out nuggets of information like differences between venomous and poisonous, how to differentiate alligators and crocodiles, intelligence of octopuses and many more.
If you would like to learn more about natural history, do join our last Educator's Preview for the year at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Musuem on 24 November. Sign up now: https://goo.gl/forms/WEqD3ZpRZ9sMKxeq1
Wildlife Reserves Singapore - Reptopia
2 groups of educators went on a cosy and informative session at Reptopia – a relatively new exhibit at the Singapore Zoological Gardens. It was a visual treat at Reptopia – from beautiful brightly coloured chameleons to well-camouflaged lizards and majestic pythons. There is bound to be something that will intrigue the little ones. Teachers were greeted by a friendly education officer who led us to a very knowledgeable zookeeper. There are also many interesting nuggets of information around the exhibition zone and the experienced zookeeper pointed out what would interest the children.
Most reptiles are quiet and good at camouflage, thus the exhibition area is designed to help the animals feel safe but also allow visitors to spot them easily. Each habitat area is also designed with more than one species to stimulate a more realistic natural living condition. Snakes are kept in a double-glassed cave, where they feel enclosed but yet in plain view together with lizards. There are also viewing domes where visitors can come face to face with a reptile yet maintain a safe distance.
Most of the exhibit is indoors so it is great for all weather. There is also a newly renovated area where children can get up close and personal with their favourite reptile in a comfortable manner.
Mount Faber and Behind the scenes with Cable Car
Cable cars rides are always a treat for children and a group of educators were very privileged to join an exclusive Singapore Cable Car Learning Journey and Back-of-House Tour kindly organised by One Faber Group.
Not only did teachers get to enjoy the superb view and learn about the workings of the cable car, they also got to go on a short 10mins hike to Faber Peak. Along the way, participants learnt more about the history of Singapore through 16 different murals. This special journey also presented a chance to visit 2 out of 7 Merlion statues in Singapore, one at Faber Peak and another at Sentosa Merlion Plaza.
At Mount Faber Station, participants got to review how cable cars evolved over the years. Currently, Singapore is using our 4th generation cable cars. However, there is a 3rd generation cable car on display where participants could see that it had a glass bottom cable car cabin, back to back seating and automatic doors etc.
The maintenance area at both Mount Faber and Sentosa station is an eye-opener where the guide showed how cable cars are monitored, maintained and regulated day to day. From there, we also learnt that cable cars actually stay stationary along the cables and it is the ropes used to transport the cable cars that moved instead!
This learning journey is not only relaxing but also highly educational for children to learn about the heritage and history of Singapore.
We wish to hear from you!
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Year End Treats: Special Screening for Chicken Little on 22 Nov
Singapore Repertory’s Theatre’s Chicken Little is opening Wednesday 25 October. This well-loved tale on adventures of a chicken who thought the sky was falling and his loyal friends presents opportunities for children to discuss about their fears and how to overcome them.
Preschool Educators can also enjoy a free show on 22 Nov 2pm. Limited seating available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Email email@example.com to reserve your tickets now.
Educators can also purchase discounted tickets for Category 1 and 2 tickets on 25 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov and 18 Nov 2017. More information at http://www.preschoolmarket.com/specialtreats17_srt.html.
With the support of ECDA (Early Childhood Development Agency) and WSG (Workforce Singapore), Preschool Market collaborated with AECES (Association for Early Childhood Educators (Singapore)) to curate an exclusive Thank You kit for all Early Childhood Educators across the 1800 kindergartens and childcares in the nation.
After a successful campaign last year, the team gathered feedback and rolled out an enhanced version of Special Treats which a physical voucher booklet, a credit card-sized Early Childhood Special Treats Card and a web application for Educators to view the range of promotions on the go.
Through many months of hardwork, the team managed to gather more than 80 promotions and discounts to reward and appreciate the hard work of early childhood educators. There is a wide range of merchants from wellness and eateries to shopping and excursions and even a day trip to Malaysia.
Gakken Asia has also kindly sponsored Gakken blocks for all preschools to participate in the Gakken Block Challenge, whereby 10 Preschools will stand a chance to win Gakken Blocks worth $300. We would like to congratulate the winners who collected their prizes at the Early Childhood Conference. These creative blocks are also on sale at shop.preschoolmarket.com - enjoy 20% off with the coupon code: SHOPNOW .
Educators also participated in exclusive Educators’ Preview by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, OneFaber Group and Lee Kong Chian Natural History Musuem. Natural History Musuem kindly opened up another preview on 24 November, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/WEqD3ZpRZ9sMKxeq1.
Many of the treats extend beyond September! Do continue to use the treats! Also, do take 3 mins to give us your feedback on Specials Treats to help us bring more exciting treats to you: https://tinyurl.com/specialtreats2017. Stand a chance to win $15 Yogane voucher with your feedback!
Indeed “A Teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart”, through Teachers’ Day Campaign 2017, we hope that teachers will feel that they are appreciated for all the hard work they’ve put in into young ones and will continue to inspire our next generation.
A big thank you to all our educators!
We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the supporting merchants!
It was a buzzing weekend at Maker Faire 2017 where it was held in conjunction with Science Centre’s 40th Anniversary. Preschool Market is honoured to curate a space for pre-schoolers to be inspired and showcase their creativity with CreArTech.
Children were first treated to a 3D hologram story of Karung Guni Boy - the touching story written by Lorrainne Tan and wonderfully illustrated with cardboard images by Eric Wong. Children were fascinated by the 3D story that seems to pop out at them and could be viewed from 3 directions. Thank you folks at 3DforKids for the experience!
At Tinker Kit X Playmaker, children let their creative juices flow as they decorate their very own cat headband with various materials and light up the ears with LED bulbs. They then bring home their creations to inspire them to create more with art and technology!
Preschools also showcased their recycled games at Garden of Games, where they played their part for the environment through upcycling of unwanted materials such as cardboards, pipes, wooden chopsticks, foam mats and more. Young Smarties, started by a stay-at-home mum, helped to facilitate the play by the children and also showcased some self-made play and learning materials. Children also got a chance to try out technology toys from IMDA's Playmaker Project.
Enthusiastic community partners also joined us at our space.
Making Project: Paper Making
Once again, paper-artist Ricky wowed the crowd with his intricate and creative designs. Young and old were intrigued to see how plain paper can be turned into 3D pop-up, paper automata and how tetrapaks can be used to create upcycled books! Children also had fun playing with interactive games made out of paper.
Making Project: ArKIDecture Beep SG
What has a hydraulic arm got to do with Architecture? An architect with a passionate heart, Albert initiated ArKIDecture Beep SG to spread the love of design and problem solving with children. Using design principals and inspiration that DaVinci innovated, Albert and his team shared their love for building through the process of how they created a Fluid driven hydraulic Arm that is able to move and rotate.
Community Project: Dream Big Playgrounds
Under the lead of Big Dreamer, Sarah Lee-Wong, DreamBig Playgrounds returned for the second year with bigger dreams and bigger hearts. DBPG 2017: Let's All Play Together featured innovative inclusive playground design proposals by homeschooling designers aged 6-10 years old. Visitors to the booth not only learnt more about inclusiveness, the design and thought process of the young designers but also had a chance to sketch out their own dream playground!
Once again, we would like to thank all our partners for helping us make our space possible – 3D for Kids, ArKIDecture Beep SG, Association for Early Childhood Educators (Singapore), DreamBIG Playgrounds, Early Childhood Development Agency, Infocomm Media Development Agency, Paper Artist – Ricky, Tri-Wall, Young Smarties and the preschools which participated in Garden of Games - PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Bukit Batok East Blk 241 and Agape Little Uni@ Seng Kang. Many thanks to Maker Faire Singapore for the chance to participate as a community partner for a second year!
The Maker Faire is indeed a space to invoke passion and creativity where young and old get excited about tinkering with their hands and hearts for the good of the community at large.
To learn more about other happenings at Maker Faire 2017, do visit www.facebook.com/makerfairesingapore.
Oh, reading! You just cannot describe enough the value of reading! Reading is a skill to communicate, it is a means to gain knowledge, and it is a way to understand different people.
So why are we not reading?
If you are a parent or a teacher with little lives under your charge, please do take a minute to consider how you can add books AND reading into your little ones’ lives.
Some of us spend so much on enrichment for our kids to gain skills that we do not have, like ballet, violin, taekwondo etc. Yet, for the skills we possess, have we made a conscious effort to pass it on?
READ A VARIETY
Read different kinds of books - fiction, non-fiction, classic fables, stories from different cultures, read books in your mother tongue and whatever you may think of.
Reading just one genre does not extend the value that BOOKS have to offer. Reading just one genre can instead restrict one’s thoughts. So let’s embrace a variety and what books have to offer.
Can young children understand a non-fiction? Yes! My 2.5 year old recently saw paratroopers at the Army Open House and was mesmerised. He started to ask about parachutes. At the library, he was restless as a toddler could be while I searched for books. As soon as I took hold of an information book on parachutes, he sat down silently flipping through the pages, deeply engrossed. This book has been his favourite for a week now.
Read according to your child’s interest at that moment. A while back, we read about motorbikes and you will be surprised how children can finish off the sentences in the book, name the parts when they see one in real life!
ENJOY THE HUMOUR AND RHYMES
We all need to laugh a little more, enjoy and savour life a little more. Books have that to offer. Some books are hilarious, some play with the English language beautifully. Dr Seuss books are wacky, unconventional in style and love to play with the language.
If you would like to start your young ones with beautiful rhymes, try Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? If you have a kindergartener, your child may like a silly story of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie or the super fascinating, If I Build A House by Chris Van Dusen.
READ CRITICALLY, IMPART VALUES
You may not always agree with the values presented in some books. Yes, that’s where you as the older, wiser being have a role to play. Some fables or classic stories may not have the best of values as it was written to reflect some preferences and state of the society of that era. When you read them, you can have a discussion with your child about the actions and values portrayed. For example, through Jack and the Beanstalk, you can have a discussion on whether Jack should have stolen from the Giant. For me, I shared plainly that I do not agree with Jack, because he stole. Hansel and Gretel, is another book that may come across morbid. But these books have become classic tales and I do expose my 5 year old to them. However, we also have a post-reading discussion. We talk about our feelings and whether we agree with the characters in the stories. You do not need to like everything you read. You can disagree!
BOOKS HELP TO RELATE
You can even use books to help children to relate to some of the things happening in their lives, such as starting school, having a new baby, having to stop some bad habits, starting potty training to name a few. Books can be an easy way to introduce or talk about what is happening and going to happen.
WON’T SIT? HOW ABOUT MOVEMENT BOOKS?
My toddler shuts books when we took them out! We left it as it is, as we did not introduce it to him at a younger age. When he was 20 months, we read a book with lots of actions and that sparked his acceptance and interest in books. That book was From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. Besides movement books, there are so many books with flaps and different touch-and-feel books in our library! The collections there are well maintained and many are new.
Can you believe that you will be given FREE BOOKS and CD by just signing up for library membership and borrowing six books? Well, here’s the catch, this National Library Board program is only for babies born 2016 onwards. I must say I was tempted to have another baby. Grab this opportunity to jumpstart reading with your young ones or share this information with someone you know with a baby born 2016 onwards.
Why not give your child a skill, enjoyment and means to learn – reading. :)
This article is contributed by
Ms Esther Eio
Director of Programs & Curriculum
Do we grow then throw?
Gardens are starting to return to schools and it is a growing trend because the benefits of gardening are unmistakable. Nature has power to calm children. Being in touch with nature can be therapeutic.
Our all-time-favorite green beans planting are something most of us experienced growing up. It hopes to teach us about plants. However, it is ironic that the lesson is usually abandoned right after it sprouts. Do plants grow and die simply to amuse us? Surely, there is something more.
Gardening is a wholesome approach. Gardening gives us sufficient time and space to watch plants grow and fruit. It helps us to see the full development of plant life. Besides developing respect for plant life, gardening has many other benefits.
It is a science lesson encompassed with a life skill – growing food.
With so many positive benefits, why not give it a shot?Through gardening, it cultivates patience in children. It helps them to comprehend that food is the fruit of labour. It teaches us to wait.
Gardening is a mild to moderate form of physical activity. Plus, children will definitely be exposed to the sun from gardening!
With a garden, you will have a chance to eat from it. Can your food get more organic than this? It inevitably encourages us to eat healthily.
Think that gardening is only for the countryside or experts? Many gardens have sprouted in schools and housing areas around Singapore. It is possible.
With so many positive benefits, why not give it a shot?
A Garden In Every Preschool
Unsure how to begin? Fret not. Preschool Market has a toolkit prepared for educators like you!
The toolkit includes:
To retrieve a set of tool kit, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This article is contributed by
Ms Esther Eio
Director of Programs & Curriculum
From 16 May 2017, children would have a chance to experience spaces at home from a whole new angle with Playeum’s latest exhibition – “Making It Home”. Put together by Creative Director and Pedagogical Adviser Dr Esther Joosa and Playeum’s team of Playmaker, the rooms in the house was reimagined through consultations with children themselves. On the wall outside, there are sketches of children’s ideas and inside the Centre, these ideas are incorporated into the various exhibits. Look out for them!
If you have been to Playeum before, you will experience a refreshing welcome as you step through its door, the original Price and Info Panel has made way for a water feature, photo wall and reading nook for children and parents who wish to have some quiet time.
Moving on the Store-y Room which represents the storeroom is a treat for sight and sound as children can experience painting with light and creating sounds with household stuff.
The laundry room is a quiet space for children to explore various textures through weaving and there is even a self-made kaleidoscope to play with!
Linking up with The Laundry Room is The Kitchen where the sights, sounds and textures are presented in familiar yet creative ways. Immerse in the sounds of frying and eating, playing with “fridge” magnets, and cooking up a storm with sand play.
The Bedroom is a dreamy space where children can let their imagination loose and play pretend with the various props in the bedroom just like how they do in their own bedroom. It is also a cozy corner where they just relax and dream a little dream.
The Future Living Room is a space where children can look to the future of homes and explore with shapes and textures to create their own stories on a multi-screen “television” of the future. There is also an environmental light feature made out of used plastic cups. Look out for a similar one in The Kitchen.
All the rooms are connected through The Central Space where children create connections using PVC pipes, representing the hidden pipes system in every home. There is also a memory game made of drain covers with hidden pictures of the various scenes in the Centre.
The Playmaking Space is always a hit with the children where they can get some tinkering done with the materials provided. A special twist in this exhibition is the pulley system pails where some materials are placed. The concept is to create interaction among the children as they go about their tinkering. True to Playeum’s belief on upcycling, there’s also a recycle bin for the public to drop off paper and plastics that can be reused for making.
Indeed, this exhibition provides a myriad of opportunities for children to express their creativity and engage in conversation with each other, just like how a home nurtures every individual. Dr Esther also shared that the spaces were designed with multiple intelligences in mind, do try and identify which intelligence each space cater for.
Playeum has trained Playmakers facilitating children’s experience in each of the room and accompanying adults can just join in the play.
School groups are very welcome to go experience play the Playeum way, where teachers can enjoy taking a step back to observe their students’ creativity unleashed. For information on school and group booking: http://www.playeum.com/booking-form.
Playeum's Children's Centre for Creativity
Making It Home
Address: Blk 47, Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, #01-23, Singapore 109444
Dates: 16 May - 29 October 2017
Opening Hours: Tues - Sun: 10am - 6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Admission: $22 per child (1-12) | Accompanying adult: Free | Additional accompanying adult: $10
DBS Employees: 20% off child and additional adult admission
Capitaland Employees: 20% off child and additional adult admission
UOB Cardholders: 20% off child admission
eXplorerkid Membership: 15% off child admission
POSB Baby Bonus Nets Card: 1-for-1 child admission deal
Nearest MRT Station (5 to 10 minutes walk): Labrador Park Station (Circle Line)
Nearest Bus Stop (3 minutes walk): Along Alexandra Road, Opposite Alexandra Point (Bus Stop Number 15059) - Available Buses: 51, 57, 61, 83, 97, 97e, 100, 166, 175, 408, 963 or 963E
*Free Parking on Sundays.
On 21 April, some 330 children gathered at Kinderland Serangoon to commemorate Earth Day through a series of activities. This also kickstarted the Resource Sharing initiative facilitated by NEA and various industry partners. We were very glad that Minister for Social and Family Services, Mr Tan Chuan Jin was there to grace the event and participate in the activities.
The children learnt about reusing and recycling through the story Karang Guni Boy and created City in a Garden and artwork using recycled materials. They also made terrariums to share the joy of greenery with those around them. Through the activities, we aimed to create awareness of 3s – Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.
The Resource Sharing initiative also promoted these values as we turn one man’s junk into another’s treasure. About 40 preschools benefitted from this initiative as they collected wooden pallets, cardboards, bottle caps, kitchen towel rolls, etc. These preschools plan to re-purpose these materials and create useful items out of them.
As Minister Tan shared, the essence of Start Small Dream Big is to instil in children that everyone can play a part in doing good for the community. Indeed, no one can do everything but everyone can do something. Together, we can make the earth and our community a better place for all.
On 28 March 2017, 160 children from Kidz Meadow Childcare @ Jurong West, Kidz Meadow Childcare & Development Centre @ Woodlands, and Kidz Meadow Childcare @ Yishun gathered at Jurong West for a mass terrarium making session. This event was graced by Mr Desmond Lee Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development and Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC who launched the Gardening Starter Kit by completing a terrarium started by 2 children.
This Gardening Starter Kit is put together by the teachers in Kidz Meadow Childcare and Development centres, owned by the Association of Muslims Professionals, in partnership with Association for Early Childhood Educators (Singapore), and Preschool Market and supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund by Lifelong Learning Council, National Parks and the Early Childhood Development Agency. Consisting of “The Curious Garden” by Peter Brown, “Adventures in the Garden”- an activities booklet accompanying the storybook, an educator’s guide which provides educators with more ideas on how they can incorporate gardening into their daily curriculum, besides these, gardening tools, soil, seeds and decorative stones are also included. This starter kit will be distributed to about 300 preschools as part of their 2017 Start Small Dream Big project with the aim to encourage children to develop a love for nature and show kindness to others by showing them the beauty of nature, e.g. planting a pot of plant for others.
Nature Ambassadors at Kidz Meadow also showcased some of their nature projects like DIY gardening tools, weeds weaving, wildflower craft, and scavenger hunt, etc. Mdm Norliza Amin, Senior Manager for Early Childhood, Kidz Meadow, shared, “Our young inquisitive children are like the seedlings that are waiting to sprout out their leaves and flowers, beautifying the world theylive in. The preschools will be the garden of knowledge for them.” It is indeed exciting to see the beauty that will be blossoming from each of the centre and the kindness that will proliferate through our society through this project.
Update: We will be at ECDA Conference 2017 - 6th and 7th October at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Halls 401 and 402. Join us at The Giving Garden for Nature Craft Activities and more treats! Get a set of Gardening Resource Kit when you sign up for the project at the booth.
Water Wally is a familiar sight to the children of Nurture Stars and so is its message of water conservation. This year, NurtureStars group of preschools is supporting Singapore World Water Day through the Water Rationing Exercise in a number of centre-wide and external events.
Since beginning of March, the teachers begin to inculcate water saving messages through stories, art and craft and other hands-on activities. The programme is carried out in all 6 of the NurtureStars centres which are jointly operated by Safra and Kinderland.
Below are some artwork from NurtureStars@Safra Toa Payoh.
Some highlights of the month long programme -
NurtureStars @ Safra Mount Faber were at launch of Water Rationing Exercise on 4 March 2017 which was graced by GOH DPM and Coordinating Minister for National Security Mr Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Environment and Water Resources Mr Masagos Zulfiki and Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources. Lively children from NurtureStars confidently showcased their water-conservation song teaching young and old present the 5 important water-saving tips. The community meter which was launched on that day has already hit 1million and unlocked a few goodies including free entry to all public pools on 22 March!
On 15 March, Dr Amy Khor joined the children at NurtureStars @ Safra Toa Payoh where they faced a water shortage situation for 4 hours. Children had a taste of water rationing when they had to wash their hands with water from pre-filled plastic bottles. Dr Khor also shared with some children her personal experience wit Water Rationing and participated in station activities where children explained to her the importance of water conservation and how to go about it.
19 March, Safra Punggol had a run and cycle event in conjunction with World Water Day and the children from NurtureStars @ Safra Punggol shared with participants water-saving measures through an action song.
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