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National Museum of Singapore: Children's Season

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Time Out says

The June school holidays are just around the corner – and if you're scratching your head about how to keep your kids occupied, then here's how. Bring the tykes out for a fun and interactive day at the National Museum of Singapore's annual Children's Season. Titled Get Curious! Our Early Settlers, the event is all about engaging kids in an exploration of the lives and challenges of early Singaporeans.

Happening from May 28 to June 26, Get Curious! Our Early Settlers comprises five interactive installations in the form of a storybook. Alongside the characters Professor Alvis and his niece Bernice, young children will be taken on a discovery of Singapore's early trades and occupations, including rickshaw pulling, rubber tapping and food peddling. Kids can look forward to fun hands-on activities at each station too, such as magnetic rickshaw puzzles, kueh recipes and simple numeracy exercises, and an activity space that invites the little ones to embark on a character trail around the museum and to reflect on and share their learnings. 

The National Museum of Singapore has also put together a line-up of on-site and online programmes to round out its offerings for Children's Season. Join character trails, watch interactive theatre performances, go on a tour of the 134-year-old National Museum building, or join online kueh making workshops and storytelling sessions. There is also an intergenerational project showcase, featuring artworks co-created by children and seniors that reimagine occupations of the past and present, and possible occupations for the future. Children with special needs can join in the fun with a finger puppet stitching workshop and a unique sensorial journey through a rickshaw puller's life. 

Ready to take your kids on a journey into Singapore's rich past? Visit the National Museum of Singapore's website or Facebook and Instagram for more information on Get Curious! Our Early Settlers programming and ticketing. 

Cheryl Sekkappan
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Cheryl Sekkappan

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