ECDA, in partnership with People's Association, Family Life Champions (PA FLC), has rolled out the inagural series of PLAY Programme for parents with children 4 to 6 years old!
The inagural series of PLAY (Partnership Leisure Activities for Young Families) Programme aims to encourage learning through play and parent-child bonding.
Based on the popular children's storybook, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, our Early Childhood Expert, Ms Low Siew Hong and her team of enthusiastic Wheelock College students will bring children and their parents through an enchanting story about how one little caterpillar ate his way into becoming a beautiful butterfly!
PA's Family Life Champions will also take parents and children through a creative bento-making activity and other hands-on craft activities!
Participating families also brought home a Family Playdate kit each!
The PLAY Programme comprises 5 workshops! Keep a lookout for our next workshop!
PLAY PROGRAMME @ZHENGHUA
The next PLAY Programme will be held at Zhenghua Community Club on 6 November 2016!
PLAY PROGRAMME @TAMPINES EAST
The second PLAY Programme was held at Tampines East Community Club on 16 October 2016!
PLAY PROGRAMME @ WHAMPOA
ECDA held our inaugural workshop with the FLCs from Whampoa Constituency at The Grassroots Club on 18 September 2016!
More than 40 families joined us!
Click here to view more photos of the workshop!
The Straits Times - Learning and bonding through new Play scheme
The Straits Times - New programme encourages parents to bond with kids through play
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LAUNCH OF PLAY PROGRAMME
The PLAY Programme was officially launched at the PA FLC Awards held on 7 September 2016.
FAMILY PLAYDATE KIT
ECDA contributed to PA's Family PLAYdate Kit. The kit is designed for families to actively incorporate play activities into their family life to build deeper connections and support children's holistic development.
Each PLAYdate kit comprises the following:
- Foam rocket making kit
- Guides on parent-child massage
- Butterfly Craft Kit
- Conversation starters to enhance parent-child bonding
- Bento toppers
- My Baby's Dream Selfie Kit
Let Ms Low Siew Hong, Head of Department for Professional Qualification at SEED Institute, share with you why play is important for young children's learning and development.
Click here to find out more!
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