Playeum creates social impact through outreach, education, and research.
One Year at a Glance
In collaboration with primary schools and social service agencies, we design and execute a play and STEAM-based programme for latchkey students and children from marginalised backgrounds to develop their confidence, school motivation, and interest in science and technology.
In the last one year, more than 95 children from South Central Community Family Service Centre, Clementi Primary School, MSF Community Link (Kembangan-Chai Chee), Sunbeam Place @ Singapore Children's Society and Campus Impact have benefitted from this initiative.
Playeum at Home
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, we responded to the immediate need for children to have more opportunities to play and develop resilience while being forced to stay home.
Playeum At Home is a series of virtual play sessions that encourages children to take charge and discover different ways of experimenting and creating with everyday recyclable materials.
We collaborated with local non-profit arts organisation 3Pumpkins, Singapore Repertory Theatre, as well as artists Isabelle Desjeux and Ranae Lee-Nasir in some of these sessions.
Training for Adults
By empowering adults, we can level the playing field for every child.
Our ECDA-endorsed course Learning Through Play, led by arts-education researcher Dr. Esther Joosa, inspires preschool teachers in Singapore to use play as a medium to connect, learn and create with children.
We have also worked with educators in pre and primary schools and with organisations such as the Association for Early Childhood Educators (Singapore) and Metta Preschool on training and facilitation of programmes.
Research on Play
Playeum partnered with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) this year to run a research project on the state of play and children’s voices and agency in Singapore; how much say children have in matters that concern them.
The research project hopes to inspire change in how children in Singapore learn in school and at home.
What They Say About Us
Mrs Z., Student Management
Local Primary School
It’s the little things – I mean, it's their reactions. When you look at their reactions (with their development), how excited they are... so you know that the goal has been achieved. They are having a good time with Playeum, because I think the playmakers make a difference.
With their wonderful support, we have been able to reach over 150,000 children and parents since Playeum's start in 2008.
Partners we've worked with
Campus Impact || Care Corner || Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) || Daughters of Tomorrow || Glyph || Mendaki
People's Association || South Central Community Family Service || South East Community Development Council || South West Community Development Council
Affordable Art Fair || Apple Inc. || BASF || Ben & Jerry's || British Council
ExxonMobil Singapore || Google || LEGO Foundation || Lien Foundation
PUB Singapore || SAGE || Salesforce || Quantedge
Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) || Memories at Old Fort Factory National Library || National Museum Singapore || National Youth Council Reflections at Bukit Chandu || Science Centre || Singapore Philatelic Museum
Museum & Cultural Institutions
Gillman Barracks || Manor Studios || Country Concept || EChan Industries || Early Learning Centre (ELC) || Floral Magic Harou || Little Day Out || LEGO City || My Imagination Kingdom || Natural Power Penguin Books Singapore || Peramakan || Playhao || Smart Alley Spotlight || The Better Toy Store || True Blue Cuisine || WY-TO
With the Support of
Cultural Matching Fund || National Arts Council
|| SG Bicentennial