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Weekly Recommended Family Events and Activities in Singapore

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Last Update: 19th Oct - 25th Oct 2020 (Click here for previous updates) 

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Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we encourage families to check with the respective events beforehand and to stay home if you are unwell. For families who prefer to avoid going out, here's a list of stay-home activities to do as a family.

1. Waka Spookfest

Waka Spookfest
Photo credits Waka Waka

Location: Waka Waka, 407 Havelock Rd, #05-01, Singapore 169634
Date: 29 Oct – 31 Oct 2020
Hour: Mon & Thu: 10 am – 6 pm | Fri – Sun: 10 am – 8 pm
Fee: (inclusive of admission & Monster Pop Workshop) 

Join in the kid-friendly Halloween celebration, Waka Spookfest, a no-tricks-all-treats fest, at Waka Waka! Little ones can look forward to fun games and activities like Tic-Tac-BOO, Bean Bag Toss, Photobooth, and dress-up contest. From 29 Oct to 30 Oct, you can also join in the Marshmellow Monster Pop Workshop. But first, be sure to book a time-slot for your play session online before your visit! You can also give them a call at +65 6738 7733 to make a booking.  

RELATED: Halloween 2020: Events & Activities for Kids in Singapore

2. Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival 2020

Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival 2020
Ethnobotany Garden/Photo credits Singapore Botanic Gardens

Location: Online & On-site
Date: 24 Oct – 1 Nov 2020
Hour: Varies
Fee: Free

The annual Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival 2020 celebrating the rich heritage of the gardens has moved online this year, bringing the celebration closer to you! Their line-up of activities includes virtual demos, museum tours and concerts as well as a series of on-site exhibitions. You can explore the story of plants and people at the Centre for Ethnobotany, learn more about the Seed Bank and its importance, and discover how to regrow vegetables from leftover kitchen scraps, among other things! 

3. Saturdays@ACM: Blue and White

Saturdays@ACM_Blue and White
Photo credits Asian Civilisations Museum

Location: Online
Date: 26 Sep – 30 Oct 2020
Hour: All-day
Fee: Free

Discover the allure of blue-and-white ceramics in world trade with Saturdays@ACM: Blue and White. Listen to stories of iconic characters found in the museum’s collection, and create a coaster inspired by one of the designs on display. You can also explore the new Ceramics Gallery that’s located on level 3 at the museum from the comforts of your home!

4. Kampong Experience Tour

Kampong Experience Tour
Photo credits Let’s Go Tour

Location: Kampong Buangkok
Date: Depends
Hour: 9 am – 11 am 
Fee: $200 (2 – 3 pax) | $250 (4 – 5 pax)

Before the towering HDB blocks and condos, there were kampongs, which you may have seen, heard about or even lived in, but are your little ones familiar with the concept? Take a walk down nostalgia lane and can give your kids a taste of what life was like in a kampong house with a tour of the last remaining kampong village in Singapore! 

The Kampong Experience tour by Let’s Go Tour allows you to step into an actual Kampong House and discover stories of the past as well as learn about the development of housings from villages to high rises.

This tour is part of the This Is Home series by Let’s Go Tour, which offers a line-up of family-friendly interactive tours around Singapore.  

5. ToTally Science: Dino Galore

ToTally Science_Dino Galore
Photo credits Science Centre Singapore

Location: KidsSTOP, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Science Centre Singapore, Singapore 609433
Date: 21 Nov 2020
Hour: 10.00 am – 11.30 am 
Fee: $53.50/child + adult
Suitable Ages: 2 – 3 years

This coming November, travel back in time to discover more about the majestic creatures that once roamed Earth with ToTally Science: Dino Galore, a science program designed for toddlers to learn through play and inquiry! Find out more about the diet of dinosaurs and how they went extinct. Children will also get to make their own fossil and tasty dino treat! Slots tend to get filled up really fast so be sure to register soon if you’re interested!

ONGOING

1. #SmallBigDreamersAtHome

#SmallBigDreamersAtHome

Date: 1 June 2020 - 28 March 2021
Hour:
 Online
Fees:
 Free

Following the introduction of new weekly activities on Gallery Kids! during the May school holiday, #SmallBigDreamersAtHome will be an online art festival aimed at bringing more art experience to families at home!

Expect a series of fun and engaging activities curated for children aged 6 to 12. This festival boosts interactive games, and easy-to-follow, hands-on activities designed to let children unleash their inner artist!  

2. Ready.Set.Boo! Halloween at Resorts World Sentosa

Ready.Set.Boo! Halloween at Resorts World Sentosa
Photo credits Resorts World Sentosa

Location: Resorts World Sentosa
Date: 17 Sep – 1 Nov 2020
Hour: Varies
Fee: - 

From 17 Sep to 1 Nov, Resorts World Sentosa is bringing you a series of Halloween fun that you can indulge in with your family! 

Ready.Set.Boo! Halloween at Resorts World Sentosa
Photo credits Resorts World Sentosa

Dress up in your best spooky garb and go trick or treating around Universal Studios Singapore. If you catch Illumination's Minion Monsters, FrankenBob, Mummy Stuart and Dracula Kevin, in action, stop by for a selfie with them! Hunt for lost pearls and meet fishes that look as scary as they are amazing at the S.E.A. Aquarium

Ready.Set.Boo! Halloween at Resorts World Sentosa
Photo credits Resorts World Sentosa

If you’re feeling hungry, whet your appetite with Devilish Delights at the Malaysian Food Street (17 Sep – 31 Oct) and Pizzeria (2 Oct – 31 Oct) with Halloween specials like mummified toasties, pasta that looks back at you and witch potion cocktails!

Ready.Set.Boo! Halloween at Resorts World Sentosa
Photo credits Resorts World Sentosa

To take your time to savor all the Halloween happenings at Resorts World Sentosa, book yourself a staycation at your choice of hotel! 

RELATED: READY SET BOO | Have A Scary Fun Halloween at Resorts World Sentosa!

3. When Sadness Comes to Call – Digital Performance

When Sadness Comes to Call – Digital Performance
Photo credits MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions

Location: Online
Date:
1 Oct – 31 Oct 2020
Hour:
10 am – 10 pm
Fee:
$12 - $38
Suitable Ages:
5 years and up

When Sadness Comes To Call is a theatrical performance that helps little ones explore the emotion of sadness and the importance of accepting it. A gentle and reassuring production recommended for young audiences aged 5 and up When Sadness Comes To Call encourages dialogue between children and their grown-ups on how to deal with sadness creatively.

This production is presented by MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions, adapted from the book of the same title When Sadness Comes To Call by Eva Eland.

4. Walk for Our Children 2020: Virtual Edition

Walk for Our Children 2020: Virtual Edition
Photo credits Singapore Children’s Society

Location: - 
Date: 1 Oct – 30 Nov 2020
Hour: - 
Fee: $25/adult | $10/child | $60 for 2 adults + 2 children | $85 for 4 adults

You can keep fit while contributing towards a worthy cause by taking part in Singapore Children’s Society’s signature fundraising event that has gone virtual this year, the Walk for Our Children 2020

You just have to sign up and clock in a minimum of 5,000 steps in a day. All registrants will receive a free care pack with a token of appreciation, sponsored items and a limited-edition Porsche Lego-style car model (while stocks last). If you don’t wish to take part in the virtual walk, you can still contribute by donating to the cause. 

Funds raised from this virtual event will go towards supporting our services and programs for children, youth and families in need.

5. HOMEBOUND

SMU HOMEBOUND
Photo credits SMU Symphonia

Location: Online 
Date: 2 Oct – 30 Oct 2020
Hour: All-day
Fee: Free

In HOMEBOUND, SMU Symphonia presents an allegorical digital music picture book of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev, deconstructed to draw parallels to the pandemic with childlike whimsicality. 

Viewers will have the option of a read-through or a click-through experience as you follow Peter in his preparation for a long-awaited concert. Tragedy strikes with the unexpected arrival of the 'Wolf', leaving Peter's dreams crippled, his instruments crushed, and his friends taken away. As the situation turns grave, will Peter find a way to regain the joy in music he used to feel?

HOMEBOUND is part of the SMU Arts Festival, A-PART, which was devised amid the Circuit Breaker period as a creative response to our shared experiences. The festival presents 8 original productions, including HOMEBOUND, to uplift the morale of a global stay-home audience.

6. Painting with Light 2020

National Gallery Singapore - Painting with Light 2020
Photo credits National Gallery Singapore

Location: Online 
Date: 2 Oct – 25 Oct 2020 
Hour: All-day
Fee: Free

Painting with Light is National Gallery Singapore's annual film festival dedicated to films that explore artistic practices, art institutions, and moments in art history that resonate in the present.

This year, the festival returns online with its Southeast Asian Shorts section, featuring stories that reframe the notion of “home.” 

In this anthology of short films, tangible and intangible aspects of home—physical dwelling and lived experience—interact in different contexts. Collectively, they reveal the fragility of the concept itself, especially in the face of profound global changes that impact local environments. 

RELATED: Painting with Light 2020 Goes Digital! | National Gallery Singapore

7. #NEVERBEFORESG

#NEVERBEFORESG
Photo credits Jet Ho

Location: Online
Date: Available from 5 Oct 2020
Hour: - 
Fee: Free

The National Museum of Singapore presents #NEVERBEFORESG, Singapore’s first and largest online art showcase, guest curated by fashion designer veteran and multi-disciplinary artist Yang Derong. 

The online exhibit features 140 works by Singapore-based artists in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Showcasing newly commissioned works across various mediums such as photography, fashion, lyrical verse, and gaming, the works are divided into nine chapters, which reflect various themes on the circumstances during Singapore’s circuit breaker period.  

RELATED: #NEVERBEFORESG | Singapore’s First and Largest Online Art Showcase

8. Let’s Learn About…Making Ceramics!

Let’s Learn About…Making Ceramics!
Photo credits Asian Civilisations Museum

Location: Online 
Date: 1 Oct – 31 Oct 2020
Hour: All-day
Fee: Free

Not all ceramic pieces are created equally. This ancient art form dates back thousands of years ago. Thanks to potters of the past and evolving technology, ceramic wares are now accessible to everyone.

You can watch an animated video to learn about how ceramics are made then test your newly-acquired knowledge with a quiz in this month’s Let’s Learn About…Making Ceramics. You can also take a virtual trip to the Ceramics Gallery at the Asian Civilisations Museum. 

9. vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2020

vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2020
Photo credits Embassy of France in Singapore

Location: Online & On-site
Date: 22 Oct – 22 Nov 2020
Hour: - 
Fee: Free & Paid

vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2020 returns from 22 October to 22 November 2020 with an exciting line-up of close to 50 programs online and on-site across the arts, education, science and lifestyle. The festival presents a truly unique Singaporean perspective on French experiences, underpinned by the strong friendship between both countries.

For a full line-up of activities coming up, stay updated on voilah.sg and do note that some programs require prior registration. 

10. Masters of Speed 2020 – Go Kart Time Attack

Masters of Speed 2020 – Go Kart Time Attack
Photo credits The Karting Arena

Location: The Karting Arena, 200 Turf Club Road, #01-01B, The Grandstand, South Carpark, Singapore 287994
Date: 1 Nov – 26 Dec 2020
Hour: -
Fee: Adult: $35 | Kid: $30 | Familly: $65

If you love thrills and adventures, check out the Masters of Speed 2020 – Go Kart Time Attack. The competition will be held over eight weeks. In total, there are four window periods or “qualifiers”. The top three winners with the fastest time clocked will qualify for the next round or window. Winners for each window will also receive NTUC cash vouchers and sponsors’ products. 

There are three categories – Adult (min. 18 years), Kids (9 – 17 years) and Family (1 adult and 1 kid). You can book your tickets online. 

RELATED: Gear Up for Masters of Speed 2020 – Go Kart Time Attack

UPCOMING

1. Magic Drama Camp

Magic Drama Camp
Photo credits Nousound

Location: UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Ave, Singapore 239917
Date: 12 Oct – 17 Oct | 19 Oct – 24 Oct 2020
Hour: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm | 2 pm – 4 pm
Fee: $300 - $400 (register)
Suitable Ages: 7 – 10 years

If you ever wanted your little ones to venture into theatre, check out Nousound Academy’s pilot drama program, Magic Drama Camp, a 2 hour, 6-day camp that culminates in a graduation performance on the final day! 

Magic Drama Camp
Photo credits Nousound

2. Kids Drumming Class by Drum Feng

Kids Drumming Class by Drum Feng
Photo credits Drum Feng

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard Singapore 018906
Date: 21 & 28 Nov | 5 & 12 Dec 2020
Hour: 2 pm 
Fee: Free (register)
Suitable Ages: 6 – 11 years

Drum Feng is hosting a series of workshops, Music & Craft for Kids, where young ones will get to have a hands-on experience not just learning how to play but also creating their very own percussion instruments! Through the 2-hour workshop, children will learn the basics of drumming, techniques used, music theory, performing pieces, and even practice the art of performing! 

Materials will be provided and parents are welcome to join in the session! The workshop will be conducted in English and Mandarin. If this interests you, you can also check out Drum Feng’s Fun Drumming for Kids held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 Oct 2020. Children will get to explore the world of music and drumming as well as get to interact with other children of the same age group! 

3. War Time Food & Sustainability Workshop

War Time Food & Sustainability WorkshopPhoto credits Edible Garden City

Location: Surrender Chambers at Fort Siloso, Siloso Road, Singapore 099981
Date: 21 Nov 2020 
Hour: 10 am – 12 pm | 12.30 pm- 2.30 pm | 3 pm – 5 pm
Fee: $68/pax

Sentosa and Edible Garden City are presenting their first collaboration workshop: Wartime Food & Sustainability Workshop, where you’ll get to immerse yourself in the rich history of our island while learning more about the past, present and future of food in Singapore. 

Hidden amid the rich history of Fort Siloso, is a hidden gem of an edible garden. Take a walk through on a guided tour, and learn about how our grandparents and their parents ate during the war. Touch, smell and taste spices and herbs, and find out how these ingredients were used to flavor the staple tapioca and sweet potato dishes.

You will also get to grow and nurture your own tapioca plant which can be harvested in about one to three months.

Registration will fill up fast so be sure to book your spot asap! 

PERMANENT

1. SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture 

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2
Date:
 Permanent
Hour:
 2 pm - 8 pm (Mon), 10 am - 8 pm (Tue - Sun)
Admission:
 Free

*Note: Early Closures at 3 pm on 7, 14, 21 and 28 Aug 2020

The Chinese Singaporean identity is complex and always changing. Singapore is a Chinese majority nation-state with a significant proportion of non-Chinese. At the same time, Singapore is in Southeast Asia, a region with many ethnic groups, of which the Chinese form a small part of the overall population.

After interacting with diverse influences over many years, Chinese culture in Singapore has evolved in a way quite unlike other communities around the world. Go on a journey at SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture across five specially curated zones to discover the Chinese Singaporean identity!

2. Adventures in Food Wonderland by Ang Ku Kueh Girl® and Friends™ at ION Sky [Temporarily Closed]

Location: ION Orchard, Level 55/56
Date:
 Permanent
Hour:
 2 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm 
Admission:
 Spend $20 at ION Orchard to redeem 1 Admission Ticket

Adventures in Food Wonderland by Ang Ku Kueh Girl® and Friends puts a charming twist on Asian food heritage and is an icon that evokes love and joy. Get to know Ang Ku Kueh Girl® and her friends, who are inspired by popular snacks in Singapore. Visitors can look out for Curry Puff Boy, Roti Prata Boy and Kueh Lapis Girl as they embark on a colorful adventure to protect the Ice Kachang Mountain and Pink Bandung River from an invasion.

After catching the show at ION Sky, families can nosh on the very same local delights highlighted in the show at eateries in ION Orchard. Those who present their ION Sky admission ticket in-store may be entitled to exclusive deals too!

To redeem your ticket, you will need to spend $20 per receipt at ION Orchard and scan the receipt on the ION Orchard App. You will need to wait for 3 - 5 days for confirmation before booking your slot on the App too. Alternatively, for same-day visits, you may redeem your ticket at the concierge.

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3. SCDF Fire Station Openhouse

SCDF Fire Station Openhouse
Photo credits Singapore Civil Defense Open House

Location: Various locations
Date:
 Saturdays
Hour:
 Varies
Fare:
 Free

For an insightful and educational Saturday, register a visit to the popular SCDF Fire Station Openhouse, which has restarted after a momentary pause due to COVID-19. You will be able to learn about the daily operation of the fire station as well as the roles of the Civil Defence personnel.

Each registration is capped at a maximum of 5 visitors and all visits are required to be pre-registered.

4. Gai Gai Tour: A Heritage Tour around Mount Faber

Gai Gai Tour: A Heritage Tour around Mount FaberPhoto credits One Faber Group

Location: Faber Peak, 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203
Date:
 Permanent (weekends only)
Hour:
 10 am | 2 pm 
Fare:
 $20/adult | $15/child (book)
Free for children below 4 yrs

Now that our borders have been closed, it’s time to indulge in everything that Singapore has to offer, including her rich heritage. Take a guided tour around Mount Faber Park to Faber Point, the highest point on Mount Faber and get to know the story behind the mural wall and mini Merlion. Venture to the back-of-house for an exclusive tour of how the Singapore Cable Car operates and relive old memories with a re-visit to Faber Peak. Conclude your tour with a Joyride on the Singapore Cable Car.

In addition to the guided tour and round trip cable car ride on Mount Faber Line, your Gai Gai Tour tickets will also enable you to enjoy 10% off dining at Arbora Restaurant and 10% off your purchase from the Singapore Cable Car Gift Shop.

5. Planet or Plastic?

Planet or Plastic?
Photo credits Jordi Chias via ArtScience Museum

Location: ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Date: 12 Sep 2020 – 28 Mar 2021
Hour: 10 am – 7 pm (last admission: 6 pm)
Fee (tickets): 

  • Standard Rate – Adult: $19 | Concession (child/student/senior): $14
  • Singapore Residents - Adult: $16 | Concession (child/student/senior): $12

An exhibition by National Geographic, ‘Planet or Plastic?’ is ArtScience Museum’s first exhibition to launch since re-opening after Singapore’s circuit breaker. 

Planet or Plastic?
Photo credits Randy Olson/National Geographic via ArtScience Museum

‘Planet or Plastic?’ traces the history of plastic from its invention to the present day and shines a spotlight on the global plastic pollution crisis through more than 70 photographs and videos. The exhibition also provides practical steps we can take to responsibly reduce, reuse, recycle, and refuse single-use plastic products. 

RELATED: 7 Museums in Singapore to Go Exploring with Your Kids

6. Escape Adventure Trails

Escape Adventure Trails
Photo credits Island Wanderer

Location: Around Singapore
Date: - 
Hour: - 
Fee: Free & Paid
Suitable Ages: 10 years and above

Island Wanderer has combined escape room-style puzzles with amazing race-style use of iconic landmarks around Singapore to produce adventurous trails known as the Escape Adventure Trails

How it works is that first, you choose your trail of choice – Tradesmen, Promenade, Hidden Gem, etc. – and you will be given a mission to solve. A chatbot will then give you clues, guiding you from landmark to landmark. You will get to solve tricky puzzles as well as explore the city and uncover her stories!

ONLINE

Permanent Family-friendly Online Resources 

1. SAM - #MuseumFromHome

SAM - #MuseumFromHome
Photo credits Singapore Art Museum

Date: -
Hour:
 - 
Fare:
 -

With the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) also joining the global #MuseumFromHome movement, you can now explore their art and programs from home. You can look forward to free online resources, virtual tours, craft activities, and throwbacks to the museum’s past art events. Additionally, you can also explore a selection of artworks from SAM’s permanent collection and virtually visit their exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture.

2. The Artground - #HomewithTAG

The Artground - #HomewithTAG
Photo credits The Artground

Date: - 
Hour:
 - 
Fare:
 -

The Artground’s #HomewithTAG is where you can find a trove of fun and creative ideas contributed by local artists aimed at little ones. They can keep busy making puppets, playing games, coloring, making their own dried flowers, playing sensory board, and much more with the collection of activities.

While the resources are completely free, donations are welcome so that they can continue supporting their community of local artists.

3. An Old New World: Digital Edition

An Old New World: Digital Edition
Source: National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore has rolled out a digital edition of the exhibition An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819, which will be made accessible from 15 April 2020, 12 pm.

An Old New World: Digital Edition
Source: National Museum of Singapore

You’ll get to enjoy a 360-degree view of the galleries and virtually explore the exhibition which features personal collections from the families of Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar, as well as treasures from international museums such as the Royal Collections Trust, London and Rjiksmuseum in Amsterdam, Holland.

An Old New World: Digital Edition
Source: National Museum of Singapore

Whether you prefer to navigate the galleries at your own pace or choose to go on a digital tour guided by Curators Daniel Tham and Iskander Mydin, is up to you.

4. National Gallery Singapore – Gallery Kids!

National Gallery Singapore – Gallery Kids!
Photo credits National Gallery Singapore

Date: -
Hour:
 - 
Fare:
 -

The National Gallery of Singapore may be temporarily closed but you can still discover more about the art on display at the Gallery as well as its rich history thanks to ‘#GALLERYANYWHERE’.

Pop in virtually to ‘GALLERY KIDS!’ where you’ll be able to find interactive and hands-on kid-friendly activities inspired by the Gallery’s collections, from activity guides to create your own artwork and games to thought-provoking questions targeted at different age groups and kid-friendly audio tours!

RELATED: Gallery Kids! A Dedicated Website for Families by the National Gallery Singapore!

5. The Little Gym at Home

The Little Gym at Home
Photo credits The Little Gym

Date: Mon – Fri 
Hour:
 Various timings 
Fare:
 Free

The Little Gym Singapore is offering free virtual classes for parent and child, pre-k, and grade school kids. You can tune in to their Facebook page to join in the live session or if you’ve missed it, you can still check out their videos on either Facebook or YouTube to work out on your own time.

6. My Gym Online Classes

My Gym Online Classes
Photo credits My Gym

Date: Tue | Thu | Fri
Hour:
 After 9 am 
Fare:
 -

My Gym presents short online classes for free to keep the little ones engaged while they stay at home. All you have to do is subscribe to their YouTube channel and stay tuned. For updates, you can follow them on Facebook.

Weekly Schedule
Every Tue (appx. 20 mins): School-based Program (18 mths – 4.5 yrs) 
Every Thu (appx. 15 mins): Young Gym Program (below 3 yrs)
Every Fri (appx. 15 minds): Older Gym Program (above 3 yrs)

7. Esplanade Offstage – Illuminating Stories from Behind the Scenes

Esplanade Offstage – Illuminating Stories from Behind the Scenes
Photo credits Esplanade

Date: - 
Hour:
 - 
Fare:
 Free

Esplanade Offstage is a free all-access backstage pass to the performing arts at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, from providing exclusive broadcasts of performances to a more intimate look into Singapore and Asia’s arts and culture. Among its varied offerings are also family-friendly content, from comics and stories to videos and quizzes, such as The Story of Nian, the Adventures of PIP and introductions to notable individuals who have left a mark on our local art scene, that you can explore with your little ones.

8. Playeum at Home

Playeum at Home
Photo credits Playeum

Date: Weekly Fridays
Hour:
 3 pm (45 min/session)
Fare:
 Free

With technology playing a huge part in both educating and entertaining kids today due to the COVID-19 situation, Playeum, the Children’s Centre for Creativity has an online space serving as a source of retreat and support for not just children but also for adults.

Playeum at Home shares tips, resources and recommendations for parents, caregivers and teachers, Expert Dialogues and Care Calls – online conversations organized to check-in with parents and caregivers as well as to identify any on-going concerns. As for little ones, they can tune in to @playeum every Friday at 3 pm to discover different ways of experimenting, playing and creating with everyday recyclable materials that can be found at home!

9. #FriendsofFFLShare Video Series – Featuring Interactive Programs for Families

#FriendsofFFLShare Video Series – Featuring Interactive Programs for Families
Source: Families for Life

As we have moved toward home-based learning and work-from-home arrangements due to COVID-19, the Families for Life (FFL) Council has launched the #FFLShareTheCare Series to help parents and children to be meaningfully engaged while you stay safe at home.

Both parts of the series--#ASKFFL, where parents can pose questions on a wide range of topics to doctors and experts, and #FriendsofFFLShare, which will feature FFL volunteers in light-hearted and engaging content, from interactive storytelling to art-jamming—can be streamed from their Facebook page.

RELATED: Families for Life Council rolls out online resources to keep families meaningfully engaged and safe at home

10. Arts-Based Engagement Videos by 3Pumpkins


Photo credits 3Pumpkins

Location: Online
Date:
 - 
Hour:
 -
Fare:
Free

Kids Stay Home is a new program developed by a community arts company, 3Pumpkins in collaboration with artists across disciplines. It aims to curate a wide range of arts-based activities as a reference for adults to engage children, whether at home, in school, or in the neighborhood.

Expect to learn and play with projects such as nature art, clowning, eco-friendly tiny theatre, loose-part play, basic kitchen techniques and more!

11. #UnderstandEverything from Home with ACM


Photo credits Asian Civilisations Mueum

Date: 1 Jun - 31 Dec 2020
Hour:
 Online 
Fare:
 Free

Not only can you look forward to the digital edition of Saturdays@ACM this month (like the one celebrating Hari Raya), which will bring dramatized storytelling and craft activities to you, but you can also look forward to keeping your little ones engaged with a series of trail activities and videos that will introduce your kids to the world of Asian art and culture.

Additionally, you can explore the museum’s vast collection of artefacts, ranging from tools and utensils to weapons and sculptures of deities online! What’s more, we’ll soon be able to get up-close to selected objects from ACM’s collection with AR as the museum will be launching its virtual twin in the fourth quarter of 2020!

12. #SmartNationTogether

 

Date: 15 June 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
Hour:
 Online
Fees:
 Free

The #SmartNationTogether is an online channel by Smart Nation Singapore featuring tech-related talks and workshops for young parents & children to take part in! Whether you are interested in learning the basics of coding, video conferencing, or simply want to hear about the latest technological trends from subject experts, you will find it here. 

Schedule of activities is updated bi-weekly, so stay tuned to the channel!

13. Science At Home by Science Centre Singapore


Photo credits Science Centre Singapore

Location: Online 
Date:
 -
Hour:
 -
Fare:
 Free

To continue sparking curiosity, wonder and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.), Science Centre Singapore’s dedicated team of Science Educators has curated the Science at Home series – a stay-home series offering a myriad of online resources across different formats and topics, specially curated for all age groups!

From conducting simple science experiments, reading interesting blog articles about the viral Dalgona Coffee or the importance of social distancing, all the way to learning about simple science concepts using the Ready Steady Science material, there is no lack of edu-tainment for the young and young at heart!

Science Centre Singapore will be rolling out a series of fun events, workshops and activities in the entire month of July! So do check it out! 

14. Virtual Tour of ACM Materials and Design Galleries

Virtual Tour of ACM Materials and Design Galleries
Photo credits Asian Civilisations Museum

Location: Online 
Date:
 Permanent
Hour:
 All-day
Fare:
 Free

A while back, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) opened new galleries, collectively themed as Materials and Design. Located on the third floor, decorative arts are the focus of the galleries. You can now explore the two new galleries – Jewellery and Fashion and Textiles – together with the refreshed Ceramics gallery virtually from wherever you are.

15. NMS Digital Exhibition: Every Body Plays a Part

NMS Digital Exhibition: Every Body Plays a Part
Photo credits National Museum of Singapore

Location: Online
Date: From 18 Sep 2020 
Hour: All-day
Fee: Free

The National Museum of Singapore will be launching ‘Every Body Plays a Part: A Showcase of Public Health Crises and Responses in Singapore’. The online showcase will provide insights into Singapore’s past experiences with infectious diseases and public health issues and observes how some of these measures are still undertaken to manage the COVID-19 pandemic today. You can explore the exhibit on the National Museum’s website from 18 Sep 2020.

The National Museum also invites residents in Singapore to contribute objects and accompanying stories and photos to its ongoing ‘Collecting Contemporary Singapore: Documenting COVID-19’ in Singapore initiative, as part of its public engagement efforts to broaden Singapore’s contemporary collection. For more information or to submit a contribution, you can visit their website

RELATED: Every Body Plays A Part | A Digital Exhibition by National Museum Of Singapore

16. SCCC X JangandFox: Discover Values Cherished by the Chinese

SCCC X JangandFox_Discover Values Cherished by the ChinesePhoto credits Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Location: Online
Date: 13 Oct – 31 Dec 2020
Hour: All-day
Fee: Free

Commissioned by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), JangandFox creates a brand-new series that showcases Chinese Singaporean culture through the heart-warming encounters of Little Otter and his friends around Singapore.

Visit SCCC’s website, or follow SCCC’s Facebook page to enjoy 60 vibrant sketches, available in both English and Chinese, that are based on ten key family values – loyalty, filial piety, kindness, love, courtesy, righteousness, honesty, shame, thrift, and perseverance - featured at the SCCC’s permanent exhibition SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture

The sketches will be uploaded progressively weekly. 

Click here for a list of previous weekly recommended posts. 






This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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