Research is the foundation for all our practices. Through research, we hope to provide a greater understanding of the impact of play for children in Singapore.
The adoption of play in research and practice is vital to show how it supports the development of children and Playeum aims to be a thought leader in the area of play in Singapore.
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.
Current Research Programme:
Giving Tuesdays: Open Minds, Open Doors
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 trainer Dr. Esther Joosa, 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