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Pre-schools

Pre-schools

You are never too young to learn about Singapore’s history and culture. These programmes are specially created for our young audiences to learn about Singapore’s past and understand the different cultures in Singapore. Contact us at nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg to book a programme or find out more here.

*Please note that programme availability and capacity may be affected by COVID-19. Guidelines for school visits from Oct - Nov 2020 can be found here - please email us at NHB_NM_schools@nhb.gov.sg for the latest updates. Guidelines may change according to the latest MOE and MOH advisories.

 

A) Be a Young Toymaker: Digital Edition (NEW)

BAY screenshot

Try out this free digital version of our Be A Young Toymaker workshop for pre-school children! Through an interactive game hosted on TinyTap, students can find out more about Chapteh, Zero Point and Bola Tin, and how children made and played these toys and games in the past. The game can be accessed through desktop or mobile app, and will be available on this page from December 2020.

Pre-school Curriculum Relevance: Discovery of the World, Language and Literacy, and Social and Emotional Development

Recommended Level Available Sessions Duration Capacity Cost
Pre-school
(5 to 6 year olds)
NA
30 Mins - 1 Hour
NA
Free

 

B) Early Learning Resources 

Early Learning Resources for Pre-school Educators 

 

Visit the National Museum’s permanent galleries and play spot-the-artefact! In these three booklets, pre-schoolers will be introduced to our artefacts and learn to appreciate the different objects in Singapore history and culture through the themes of Alphabets, Colours and Numbers. Teachers may use these booklets to plan for a self-guided visit to the museum. Each resource pack contains three booklets (Alphabets, Colours and Numbers) and retails at a special price of S$5 per set with a minimum purchase of 10 sets. For purchases of less than 10 sets, the cost is S$8 per set.

Pre-schools may wish to download the order form here and email nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg for bulk purchases of the Early Learning Resources prior to visiting the museum (min. 10 sets for special price of $5 each). Purchases of less than 10 sets can be done at the NMS Museum Label Shop at S$8 per set.

Recommended Level  Available Sessions  Duration  Capacity  Cost 
 Nursery, K1 & K2

 Daily
(except Quiet Mornings
on the 
first and third 
Thursday mornings of
each month

Flexible
(Self - guided visit)
Not applicable  $5 per resource pack
- includes 3 booklets
(Alphabets,
Colours and Numbers) 

 C) Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Guide to the National Museum of Singapore

This guide book invites young learners to explore the interesting stories behind over 40 artefacts on display in the National Museum. Included in this 116-page guide are maps for navigational purposes, special decoder glasses and content that inspires children to find out more about Singapore’s history and people through stories and relatable themes such as animals, colours, shapes, transport and values.
Teachers can use the book to plan for a self-guided visit to the museum. Pre-schools may wish to download the order form here and email nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg for bulk purchases of the Get Curious! Guide prior to visiting the museum (min 6 copies for a special price of $20 each). Purchase of less than 6 copies can be done at the NMS Museum Label Shop at S$24.90 per copy.

Recommended Level Available Sessions Duration Capacity Cost
Pre-school
(5 to 6 years olds)
Daily (except
Quiet Mornings on the first and
third Thursday mornings
of each month
)
Flexible (self-guided visit) Not applicable $20 per copy (Min 6 copies)

 D) Be A Young Workshop Series (*NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE)

Students will embark on an immersive tour of one of our galleries and take part in fun activities that allow them to learn more about Singapore’s history and culture. Choose from three themes – Be a Young Explorer to learn about Singapore’s flora and fauna at the Goh Seng Choo gallery, Be a Young Toymaker to discover traditional toys and games in the Growing Up gallery, or Be a Young Tourist to find out more about entertainment and leisure in the 1970s and 1980s in the Voices of Singapore gallery.

i) Be a Young Tourist

 Kid holding a paper camera

Take a trip around sunny Singapore in the 1970s to learn more about cultural spaces and popular hangouts of the past! Find out what iconic spaces such as the Jurong Bird Park and National Theatre meant to Singaporeans, and how we expressed ourselves through the performing arts. Through an interactive tour, storytelling and fun hands-on activities, students will take on the role of young tourists, journeying through time to iconic destinations in 1970s Singapore and experiencing the memories that Singaporeans created with their friends and families.

Pre-school Curriculum Relevance: Discovery of the World, Language and Literacy, and Social and Emotional Development

Recommended Level Available Sessions Duration Capacity Cost
Pre-school
(5 to 6 year olds)
Weekdays EXCEPT Quiet Mornings
(first and third Thursday morning of each month)
2 hours Min. 20 pax
Max. 30 pax
$12/pax




ii) Be a Young Explorer  

painting materials
 
Travel back in time to the 19th century and join our expedition to explore the flora and fauna of Singapore! Students will role-play as explorers, collecting specimens and recording their findings as they discover more about the magical and menacing aspects of nature. Through an immersive gallery experience and interactive activities, students will learn more about local plants and animals and get a glimpse into the lives of 19th-century explorers.

Pre-school Curriculum Relevance: Discovery of the World, Motor Skill Development, Numeracy, and Social and Emotional Development

Recommended Level Available Sessions Duration Capacity Cost
Pre-school
(5 to 6 year olds)
Weekdays EXCEPT Quiet Mornings
(first and third Thursday morning of each month)
2 hours Min. 20 pax
Max. 30 pax
$12/pax



iii) Be a Young Toymaker

 kids pointing to display cabinet

Step back into Singapore’s kampong days and experience the gotong royong spirit of the 1960s! Learn about the popular toys and games of the past and their place in the childhoods of those growing up during this era. This programme will bring students on an interactive tour around the Growing Up gallery, with opportunities to learn through role-play and hands-on group activities. Students will also get the chance to play with toys and games from the past.

Pre-school Curriculum Relevance: Discovery of the World, Motor Skill Development, Numeracy, and Social and Emotional Development

Recommended Level Available Sessions Duration Capacity Cost
Pre-school
(5 to 6 year olds)
Weekdays EXCEPT Quiet Mornings
(first and third Thursday morning of each month)
2 hours Min. 20 pax
Max. 30 pax
$12/pax