Off we went to one of Singapore’s ‘Places of Interest’: Singapore Philatelic Museum for holiday excursion this December! Singapore Philatelic Museum aims to educate children about stamps and their uses, the duties of a postman and how mail are delivered.
While there, the children and teachers visited a 2-story gallery showcasing the history of mail eg: stamps, postmen, delivery modes etc. The Playgroup and Nursery 1 children attended the activity “Stamps Are Fun” while the Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2 had a chance to “Meet Mr Postman!”
The younger group of children were brought to a room where the facilitator showed them pictures of different types of stamps. . The children also played a memory matching game using the stamps. After the activity, they were given stamp colouring worksheets to design their own stamps and express their creativity through colours! At the end of the day, all the children became proud owners of their own stamps, tottering off back to school with stamp sticker souvenirs too!
The other group went to meet Postman Tan, who was the Postman of the day! An interactive and amusing guy, the children had a hilarious time with him during all his activities. Postman Tan briefed the children about the different types of stamps that were used back in the olden days and present.
After a demonstration of how to deliver mails, the children were eager to have a go at delivering mails on their own! Postman Tan also gave the children the opportunity to stamp envelopes!