The COVID-19 situation has presented some really big shifts in everyday life. Technology has taken an accelerated step in the lives of children and adults with home-based learning and work-from-home arrangements. With changes presented everyday, uncertainty is becoming a new norm.
The Children's Centre for Creativity may be taking a pause, but our work in championing voices through play and creativity still continues. Playeum hopes to create an online space that serves as a source of retreat and support for both children and adults.
In the midst of adapting to big life changes and setting a new normalcy in every day life, we sometimes forget our children are experiencing the very same things as us and need an outlet. Children are inherently powerful - they are creative, playful, resourceful and whole, and they need continued experiences that allow them to take charge, express their voice, develop crucial skills and create through artful play.
In the midst of home-based learning and circuit breaker closures, have you and your child dedicated time to create and play with new ideas?
Come join Playeum at Home and create with us. The series looks at discovering different ways of experimenting, playing and creating with everyday recyclable materials that we typically find in our own homes! What can we do with the toilet roll cores we have? Or that stack of rubber bands you have been collecting from your takeaways? Take charge, get your creative juices flowing at home and start on a maker project with our playmakers as virtual company!
Gather your friends (virtually) and come play with us on Instagram Live as we explore
the potential of different materials every week!
With different changes presented every day, what we once knew or were familiar with is no longer relevant. In this time of increasing change, some of us may have been forced to restructure part of our lives and the work we carry out. How can we create new value within our lives and the lives of the communities we work with? Having conversations and feeling supported is important to stay adaptable and builds resilience to cope with stress.
Come join us for any of our Kampung Konversations for adults - these chats are meant for adults to squeeze in some me-time in the midst of their day to get connected with art or meaningful sharing by others.
There is now a great need to restructure the different roles we hold in our lives as we adapt to changes - be it as a parent, a teacher, a community worker, a friend and more. Organisations and individuals in Singapore and all over the world have started providing amazing resources and content that support various gaps we are trying to manage. Whether it's a recommendation of engaging activities to do at home, insightful articles with tips or initiatives that need support, this online space aims at giving access to a collection of shared knowledge and resources.
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