Held over 12th-13th November 2016, the Lifelong Learning Festival showcased various learning opportunities and projects supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund. Preschool Market is honoured to be part of the event to launch a learn-through-play kit – Tinker Kit supported by the Lifelong Learning Council's Seed Fund.
The Tinker Kit was developed with the aim to develop and maintain learning habits and attitudes that are critical for lifelong learning in children aged 4 to 8 years old. Through the 2 days event, workshops were conducted for parents, children and educators to introduce the kit to them. Participants were given a kit that contained a resource booklet of 30 craft and play activities as well as materials such as stickers and markers.
It was heart-warming to see parents and grandparents joining their young ones to create interesting crafts out of recycled materials.
During the hands-on process of making telescopes, bookmarks, maze or flowers, etc, we also saw children displaying a variety of skills; from fine motor skills in terms of cutting and pasting to language and emotional skills such as explaining their creations to others.
Look how beautiful these popsicles are! They were made using only washi tapes, foam cut-outs and popsicle sticks.
Participants expressed that they enjoyed the time of crafting and bonding and would recommend Tinker Kit Workshops to others. Fret not if you missed the Lifelong Learning Festival. We would be organising more of such workshops in the coming months. Do follow us on Facebook, Instagram and www.preschoolmarket.com for updates.