“Let’s Keep Myopia Away!”

Posted on 13 April 2012 | Activities, Blossom Creative, Centre News, Events, Excursions
"Heh, heh, heh, shall we play more computer games, children?"

"Heh, heh, heh, shall we play more computer games, children?"

Before the March holidays arrived, the children were treated to an entertaining and interactive skit “Crystal Clear” by Players Theatre as part of Health Promotion Board’s on-going efforts to promote good eye care habits among young children right at our very own centre! The aim of the skit was to increase the awareness of good eye care habits among young children, in a fun and interactive way. The main focus was on the central theme of “Playing Outdoors to keep Myopia away”.

Two times the fun and two times the excitement was exactly what the children felt and experienced when we went to the Health Promotion Board during the school holidays for ‘Eyecare Week 2012’ at HealthZone too! The organizers prepared various meaningful activities to keep the children immersed in a whole morning of fun. Children played games like mini basket ball where aiming the balls and throwing them into the basket, was a test of their eyesight.

"Let's try our hands at a matching game, kids!"
“Let’s try our hands at a matching game to learn more about good eyecare habits, kids!”

We then moved on to the other stations to  match pictures, play at the indoor playground and attend a craft session where we were taught to make paper windmills. These sessions aimed to put across the message that children should engage in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to keep their eyes and bodies fit and healthy . To top it off, they learnt a fun dance routine to the tune of ‘If you’re happy and you know it’ that encouraged the children to have fun with music and exercises!

After the rather energetic activities for the day, we got the chance to walk around HealthZone to look at and interact with the exhibits on health and fitness. The purpose of all these activites encouraged children to play under the sun and have fun outdoors instead of spending too much time watching television or playing electronic games!

On the whole, the activities lined up for EyeCare Week 2012 proved to be informative and entertaining for the children and teachers alike. Young and old, we’ve learnt to appreciate having some sun and remember to “GO OUTDOORS AND PLAY”!