29 Oct '16, 9pm

The Straits Times Go ahead and mess with the museum exhibits The Straits…

With kids roaming around and no "do not touch" signs, it is easy to forget that Boston Children's Museum is actually a museum. Its activities and exhibits emphasise hands-on learning through experience, using play to develop foundational skills and spark creativity and curiosity. Last week, 24 Singapore pre-school heads visited the museum as part of Principal Matters, a leadership programme led by the Lien Foundation. Boston Children's Museum is the second oldest such museum in the world. Founded in 1913, it inspired similar museums in Belgium and the Philippines. It is mainly for children aged up to eight and its exhibits across three floors focus on science, performing and visual arts. In one, children learn the laws of motion by rolling golf balls along tracks of varied shapes and lengths. Singapore has a smaller version - the single-storey Children's Centre for Creativ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/go-ahead-...

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