To advocate play, Playeum's research arm - Playeum International Research Advisory Network (PIRAN) focus on evidencing the benefits of play in aiding children's social and holistic development, imagination and innovation, and how it helps to develop crucial 21st century skills in children - communication, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving and community participation.
Little is known on how play supports children with a disability in terms of the development of executive and 21st century skills. Understanding what children can do through play is a process of discovery and Giving Tuesdays provides the opportunity for further exploration and observation on this.
Led by Dr. Esther Joosa, Playeum's Consultant Director of Pedagogy, Giving Tuesdays is a weekly play-based programme that takes place every Tuesday afternoon for children aged 3 to 12 with varying disabilities.
The Centre remains open to all other children at the same time to promote the spirit and importance of inclusiveness. For children with varying disabilities and their families, admission is supported by donations and the doors are open FREE for them.
The Straits Times, 25 June 2019
Giving Tuesdays is open to all children aged 3 to 12 with recognised disabilities or learning difficulties.
The programme encourages children with varying disabilities to explore their world through play, express themselves and engage with peers. Play is important in the holistic development of children. Open-ended play gives voice to the child and allows for the development of 21st century skills, and encourages creativity, problem-solving, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.
If you and your child(ren) would like to be part of the programme, find out more information and register below: