Sure, spooky times are coming with Halloween, but if you think about it…we did start the month with Children’s Day! This month feels like the perfect time to reignite our playful spirits.
And this is where our October Creative Session comes in handy – you can expect to dive into the world of artful play!
Playeum is an independent registered charity that champions through play, creativity and the arts. We spoke to the Director Imran, and he shared with us that at the heart of their operations, they zealously believe that children stand tall on their own.
“Children’s opinions matter, their voices matter - they need to be allowed that first,” he said, with an unwavering conviction.
From here, one would naturally wonder – is there a place for adults in the world of play? The answer is a resounding yes!
Imran told us his philosophy of fun, creativity and the arts – there are no rules involved.
“If I were to tell you to build a spaceship, all three of us in here would have a different idea of what a spaceship is. There’s no one definite answer, and that opens up an opportunity to find out more about the person.”
The concept of freeplay can also teach a valuable life lesson – with the main one being the importance of failure. Imran was telling us that everybody – kids and adults alike – will certainly encounter stumbling blocks as they tackle an open-ended problem.
In other words, failure can simply be part of the process that will lead you to the perfect solution to the problem. Without embracing failure, we may miss out on great results.
Play is an amazing, easy and exciting way to remind ourselves of this important lesson, as we encounter situations that call for problem-solving in our daily lives – there’s a ton of value to it, if we are able to see it!
And guess what? That’s exactly what Imran and his team hope for you to take away from the creative session.
So make time for this Saturday for an hour of sharing and fun – all ages are welcome! Find the details below.
Date: 26 October 2019
Time: 1 — 2:30pm
Venue: Naiise Iconic, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, #02-205/206, Singapore 819666