“Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys”

Posted on 18 March 2012 | Activities, Blossom Educare, Centre News, Excursions
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"Say Cheese, Captain Haddock and Ultraman!"

In conjunction with our March holiday theme, “Nostalgic Toys”, Blossom Educare organised a trip to the Mint Museum of Toys, the world’s first purpose-built museum for toys, which showcases a private collection of vintage toys, including rare and unique one-of-a-kind pieces from around the world.

MINT is an acronym for “Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys” which also defines the exhibits in the collection as majority of these collectibles are in “mint condition” though they are vintage.

The museum collection includes more than 3,000 pieces of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia from the mid-19th century to mid-20th Century. Exhibits on display include Batman, Popeye the Sailor, Astro Boy, Tintin and many others. These toys are said to originate from over 40 countries worldwide!

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So...these are what toys from the past look like.

This museum is certainly one with a difference!  As the children went on a nostalgic tour of the museum, they, especially the older ones were captivated by some of the very unusual toys and collectibles as the guide explained their origins. With over 50,000 pieces on display in the 5 storey museum, the children had an eye-opening experience exploring the museum and its treasured collections of toys.

This March holiday excursion was truly an enriching and rewarding learning journey for both teachers and children. We were absolutely floored by the magnificent collection of toys housed within an award winning five-storey contemporary building! MINT also brought back some truly wonderful memories for many of our teachers as we revisited our childhood memories.