We work with children from at-risk backgrounds and children with disabilities through tailored programmes that enhance social emotional development & communication/language through artful play.

 

Through these programmes, we strive for long-term impact by inspiring children to take charge of their own circumstances and meet their fullest potential.

Playeum serves the social sector with a through of different programmes that adopt an arts & play approach. These programmes, funded by foundations, community organisations and individuals, aim to build crucial life skills such as confidence, resilience, problem-solving skills and creativity in children of all backgrounds and abilities.

Serving the Social Sector

 

Playeum creates high-touch programmes that target the development of creativity, confidence, language/communication and social-emotional learning for children from at-risk backgrounds.

These programmes take place over a span of 3 to 6 months and are funded by various individuals, organisations and foundations. We've been generously supported by partners such as Sage Foundation, Quantedge Foundation, Salesforce, Binjai Tree Foundation, Lee Foundation, the National Council of Social Services (NCSS), individual donors and more.

 

Working with our social service organisation partners, these tailored programmes (using STEAM* with a play- and arts-based approach) are specially for children from at-risk backgrounds - whether due to poverty, single parenthood, low parental education levels, parental incarceration, or living in a community with a high crime rate.

 

These programmes aim to build resilience, communication and motivation in learning. It is our goal to level the playing field, break vicious cycles and strive for long term impact by inspiring children to build confidence, take charge of their own circumstances and meet their fullest potential.

*STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics

 High-touch Programmes 

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. 

- Teacher at a local Primary School

    (Students were part of Playeum's high-touch programme)

       Programme Impact      

Improved

communication

Greater

motivation

to learn

Built capacity in

their community

**Lower

absenteeism

in school

**Improved

punctuality

**Secondary outcomes in a specific programme with a local neighbourhood primary school

214

children from

at-risk backgrounds

impacted

15

community 

partners

served

1,836

hours of

child-led 

play

9

high-touch

programmes

organised

 

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 observations on this.

Led by Programme Consultant, 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 research for this programme is supported by the National Council of Social Services (NCSS). 

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. 

 Giving Tuesdays 

My children really look forward to visit Playeum weekly. E is learning to play with others in his kindergarten and Playeum. He has started to express himself through drawing. It is important for parents to support children with disabilities and spend time together.

- Mr Eyok

   Father of E, 5-year old boy with ASD

       Programme Impact      

   For Children  

Increased levels

of communication

& speech

Greater

flexibility &

adaptability

Growing

motivation &

self-regulation

   For Parents  

Shared experiences

& acts of kindness

to each other

Empowerment &

belief in self

Greater awareness

of play

>20

families

reached

176

hours of

child-led 

play

44

weeks of

Giving Tuesdays

 

Playeum strives for a world of inclusiveness, where every child of any socio-economic background and ability can play side-by-side without fear of judgement through the PIF programme.

Playeum works closely with community partners such as Family Service Centres (FSCs), Children's Home & Child Protection Services to ensure that children from marginalised backgrounds and as well as children with special needs have the space and time to play creatively. This is done through the support of the Play It Forward fund, a donation and sponsorship fund, which goes funds programmes for the social sector. 

 Play-It-Forward 

       Programme Impact      

Dedicated

time for

self-expression

Improved

communication &

collaboration

 

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