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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.

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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.

Origami Fun | Nov 25, 2017

Let the folding fun begin!

Origami is an excellent activity for children. It facilitates both cognitive and motor skill development.

Join us at this bi-monthly session where we meet with fellow origami enthusiasts to practise this beautiful art of paper folding and to learn new projects.

Sessions: 10am to 11.30am or 2pm to 3.30pm
Cost: $40 (Standard Ticket) | $38 (Members)
Venue: 111A Jalan Kembangan Singapore 419150

Pre-registration is required due as we would like to keep each session to a maximum of 8 children.

To book a spot, please visit

Update on Membership Benefit

Do you hold a studio pass for our regular programmes? If you do, you can now enjoy an additional 5% off adhoc programmes.

Check in with us to get a studio pass or ask about full terms & conditions.

Workshop | Introduction to Loose Parts Play

This is an interactive workshop for early childhood educators who are curious about loose parts play. Our play leader will share about the theory of loose parts play, what loose parts are, learning that happens when children engage in loose parts play, how to start a collection of loose parts and how you can manage loose parts play in the early years classroom.

Please contact us to purchase a ticket to attend. Each ticket costs $50 and covers hands-on play with our diverse selection of loose parts, workshop statonery, faciltitation and our drink bar that includes water, juice, coffee & tea.

This is a limited space workshop. Send us an email ( today to book a spot.

School Holiday Maker Camp | 5 to 12 years old

A workshop that allows children time and space to make their ideas come alive.

This maker camp gets children using their mind and hands to explore different ways to make toys. The children will engage in design thinking, learn how to use different tools and explore possibilities using materials such as fabric, paper, wood and more.

Standard Ticket: $200
Studio Pass Holders: $190
For 5 days of creative DIY, materials provided.

Join us for this educational and creative workshop that also promotes sustainability. To book a spot, please visit

Play Unplugged | 2 years & up

We believe in the power of play.
Our play sessions are totally child-led.
Review by Sinéad Denton, mother of 4yo

Please visit to have an understanding of our philosophy & approach towards play before you book a session.