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MARCH 30 | OPEN STUDIO DAY

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF CRAZILY FUN PROJECTS!

This is a drop-off event limited to 10 children per session. Sessions will start at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Each project would take an hour to complete.

We will set up stations for each of these projects. Children can choose to do any number of projects and take home their completed creations.

RAINSTICK        SLIME
   ROCK PAINTING      WACKY HAT



They will have access to a buffet of interesting materials to create and make these fun projects.  All materials are inclusive in the fees.
















Please take note that this is not a walk-in event. Pre registration is required to confirm your spot. Payment will be requested in advance. 

MARCH 2018 GIVEAWAYS

= UPDATE =
We are full on March 30th, 2018.


From now till 31st March 2018, we are giving away to first-timers
10 FREE sessions for these programmes.

Please choose from these sessions:

Wednesday 11am to 12pm
Friday 11am to 12pm
March 21st, 23rd, 28th or 30th, 2018

Friday 4pm to 5pm
March 23rd or 30th, 2018

*Limited to 1 session per child



To get a FREE session, we require you to subscribe to our emailing list. Your email will be verified for eligibility.



Please check your inbox for a verfication message from Feedburner Email Subscriptions, the email service that delivers email subscriptions for The Learning Caravan | The TInker Yard. You will need to click a link listed in that message to activate your subscription. If you do not see an email after a reasonable amount of time, please check your bulk/spam folder. After activation, please send us an email to choose your preferred session.

*Please note that we do not do walk-ins.

*Only registered children/families will be given entry passes.

S.T.E.A.M. STORY CLUB

At The Tinker Yard, we will select the perfect book that will be a springboard for children to delve into a world where they can tinker, build or just mess around with ideas. Sessions will include a reading or revisit of the book, free exploration, tinkering and group S.T.E.A.M. challenges based on the theme.

Limited to a maximum of 8 children per class. Sessions run on a monthly basis on Saturday each week, up to 4 Saturdays a month.

Age: 5 to 9 years old
Time: 3.30pm to 5pm
Fee: $100 per month

Sessions:
March 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st, 2018
April 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, 2018
May 5th, 12th 19th & 26th, 2018

Children love picture books. What better way to introduce them to S.T.E.A.M. activities than through a good book. Connecting books with hands-on activities can help to enhance children's reading and also inspire them to create and explore.

S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics


Each unit will start with a reading of selected literature and thinking cap questions followed by a series of S.T.E.A.M. challenges based on the theme.




Children will have easy access to a wide selection of open-ended materials and research materials to support learning and working as a team to explore, investigate and come up with solutions to the challenges.

We also advocate outdoor learning.  S.T.E.A.M. activities may take place at parks or green areas in the neighbourhood where learning takes on a different dimension.  Children will explore the same materials through a different lens; learn and investigate the natural world around them.


To book a session, please visit https://goo.gl/MFE37d
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The Slimiest Party (Feb 14, 2018) | 4 to 8 years old

We are hosting a slime making party on February 14, 2018. This is a special party planned for children so that you can spend couple time with your partner on Valentine's Day. 

Your child will have a great time experimenting with different slime recipes and enjoy play time at The Tinker Yard.


A simple pasta (meatless) dinner will be provided. Please advise us if your child has any dietary concerns.

To purchase a ticket, please email your name, your child's name and age to thelearningcaravan@gmail.com. We will also require your contact numbers.



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Reflective Teaching Workshop | Singapore

The Learning Caravan is hosting this workshop in March 2018. This is suitable for early childhood educators and centre leaders.



Reflective teaching is about more than just summarizing what happened in the classroom.

Join us at this workshop to get a deeper understanding of reflective teaching.



[ Workshop Objective ]
To provide a learning experience through which participants are able to appreciate and apply becoming a Reflective Practitioner through understanding the what, how and why of Reflective Practice


[ Target Audience ]
Early Childhood Educators
Centre Leaders

[ Approach ]
Through a series of activities, debrief, short lectures and discussions, providing not only intellectual stimulation but also first-hand experience to deepen learning, conversation and creativity about Reflective Practice.

[ Facilitator: Moses Sia ]
Moses describes himself as an educator at large and a learner at heart, he has nearly 25 years of experience in the education field having spent his initial 15 years with the Singapore Education Ministry as a secondary school teacher, then a educational technology officer and finally as a school leader in primary school. Most recently, he headed Stamford School, a K-12 private school in Bandung, Indonesia.

As an independent consultant, he has worked with pre-service teachers, in-service teachers from kindergarten to tertiary institutions, as well as facilitated workshops for the young to the old in creativity, art, pedagogy and the use of educational technology, including working with in-service teacher on selective practice. He is also the author and illustrator of Creative Cool Cat - A Guide to TIM-BUG-Tool, a book about creativity which is based on the Torrance Incubation Model. Moses is also an Associate with Emergenetics, a psychometric tool.



The workshop will be held at The Tinker Yard. Places are limited for this workshop. To sign up, just email names, job titles, and contact numbers of the participants. Pre-payment will be required to confirm the spots.

Video | Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning

This is a great video produced by Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. It provides information on executive function skills that is a huge part of what The Tinker Yard promotes through our programmes.


Video Credit: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Early years education is not just about "learning language or numbers or colours". Structured learning does not equip children with skills that are important for life and learning. Children at learning programmes/schools that are structured, prescribed and teacher-directed are not likely to develop these much UNLIKE what children at The Tinker Yard experience.

At The Tinker Yard, we aim to do what is right for children of the 21st Century. Through intentional teaching and planning & programming that is built upon big ideas that children have, allowance for children to be co-constructor of the curriculum, an environment that encourages exploration, collaboration, creation and invention and flexible facilitation by our play leaders, we help children develop executive function skills that they can fall back upon for life.

We take pride in knowing that we are doing what is right not what is popular.

More videos:




Make & Take | Holiday Card Making


Explore different cardmaking techniques.

Make personalized cards for the holiday season for family and friends. We will provide paper, tools, washi tape, and a selection of fun materials.
You can stamp holiday greetings or handwrite them for that personal touch.


The sessions will be held at our studio, The Tinker Yard located at 111A Jalan Kembangan Singapore 419150.

Book one or more sessions through email. Special rates are offered to studio pass holders. Come join us.