WE HAVE CREATIVE & DESIGN THINKING EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS AT MINT MUSEUM FOR TOYS
Who says learning stops once you’re out of school? Ignite your child’s passion for lifelong discovery with the MINT Museum of Toys’ unique educational workshops for kids. Through the use of vintage and historical toys and collectibles, this museum in Singapore is the perfect place to introduce your child (at any age!) to the creativity, imagination, and inventiveness that’s all around us.
Forget boring history lessons behind a school room desk – our space is where kids can be introduced to the principles of creativity and design thinking while rediscovering multi-racial heritage, history, arts as well as diversified cultures in Singapore and worldwide.
OUR CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP PROGRAMMES FOR KIDS
Although we aren’t a dedicated children’s museum, there’s no denying that kids feel an undeniable pull to toys and collectibles – from any era! So it’s only natural that our toy collections are the vehicles through which our workshops cultivate a sense of imagination in young ones. Our flagship educational programmes for kids are the AR Storytelling Guided Tour and Workshop and AR Museum Xperience. Both are suitable as a school trip or even as a weekend day out for families.
AR STORYTELLING GUIDED TOUR
Journey through the magical realm of Augmented Reality (AR) with the MINT Museum of Toys. Dive into captivating storylines that not only foster creativity and imagination but also illuminate the beauty of culture, history, and values.
Drawing inspiration from our museum’s thematic toy collections, these AR story-colouring books delve into concepts of space travel, historical insights, and the timeless virtues of determination, confidence, and appreciation. And the real magic? Watch these tales come alive as you journey through them with our AR features.
Featured AR Storybooks
- A Singaporean’s Dream: Wander through the 1920s streets of Singapore with Elizabeth and witness the transformation of this bustling trading port.
- The Super Puppy in Me: Join Snowy, the superhero-aspiring puppy, on his daring adventure to save Yogi Bear from treacherous poachers.
- The Grizzly Bear’s New Home: Follow a grizzly bear’s search for a new home after his habitat gets destroyed by a forest fire. Will he find a place that truly accepts him?
- The Martian in The Sky: Embark on an interstellar adventure with Tom and Hook Robot as they journey to unravel the mystery of the flying saucer.
This educational workshop is suitable for kids aged four to 12 years old, serving as a bridge between education and entertainment. Visitors can explore AR StoryColouring Books via this link. Watch our video to find out more about this educational workshop for kids.
AR MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
Incorporating technology into the mix, the AR Museum Xperience brings toys to life under the fun guidance of a special guest – Le Petit Prince. Go on an exciting journey through four main toy exhibitions – Outerspace, Characters, Childhood Favourites, and Collectables. The AR experience further deepens the understanding and connection with the artefacts.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS
Get in touch to find out more about our educational workshops for kids in Singapore. Our educational and cultural programmes such as guided museum tours and learning journeys for students are targeted at visitors of all ages. The museum also offers virtual tours to give you a peek into our world-class collection of toys, collectables, and memorabilia. Stay tuned for more educational workshops for kids coming your way in the future!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS
Why are creative workshops important for kids?
Creative workshops are important for kids because they provide them with a safe, supportive and open environment to share and brainstorm innovative ideas – in other words, to practise their creative thinking skills.
Creative thinking skills like aesthetic, divergent, lateral, inspirational and convergent thinking are essential in guiding kids to problem-solve with greater inquisitiveness and independence. This will set them up for success in school and later in life as they progress in their careers.
How do you introduce design thinking to a child?
Design thinking considers real-world problems and research to inform novel ideas. When explaining to your kids the concept of design thinking, you may use various toy examples in the past and present and how they were influenced by and impacted the societies of the time.
For instance, the need for greater representation of society in the toys industry led to the creation of black and brown-faced dolls. This allowed younger girls to relate to themselves better and establish stronger connections with themselves through improved self-expression. Our educational workshops and tours include background information like this on the toys so that your kids can better understand the context that influenced their design.
Who should participate in a design thinking workshop?
Anybody can participate in design thinking workshops, with kids benefiting from these the most. You may consider our educational workshops as part of a family bonding activity. If you are a schoolteacher, we can organise a school holiday excursion for your students, which include a specially curated educational workshop and museum tour for kids.