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Intergeneration Learning At The Museum

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Pre-school children from My First Skool (MFS) at 54 Chin Swee Road, together with elderly residents from Silver ACE @Redhill, visited the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum on 31 July 2015.

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Minister Tan working on the Dinosaur artwork with the children!
Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin tracing a child's hand on the Dinosaur Artwork

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The Museum visit is part of MFS at 54 Chin Swee Road's "Start Small Dream Big" project. This project aims to help pre-school children give back to the community. Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin was present with the children and contributed to their Dinosaur artwork!


Working on an activity booklet together!
Focusing hard to complete the activity booklet together!

Viewing the Plants and Fungi section together
Walking hand-in-hand to view the exhibits at the Plants and Fungi section!

Learning about sea creatures together!
Unravelling the mysteries of sea creatures together!

The children showed maturity beyond their years as they offered companionship to the elderly. The latter, in return, shared their vast knowledge about nature.

Both the children and the elderly completed various hands-on activities together, such as drawing and creative writing, which broadened their understanding of biodiversity. They also enjoyed a puppetry show adapted from the book, "The Kind-Hearted Crocodile" by Lucia Panzieri. The story helped them appreciate the values of kindness and inclusiveness.

Group shot!

​A group shot of the happy children and elderly citizens at the dinosaur exhibit

Even the youngest children possess great potential to care for those older than themselves! "Start Small Dream Big" is indeed a meaningful project!