Last year, the People’s Association (PA) launched a new community initiative - Embracing PArenthood Movement - to celebrate the birth of new Singaporean babies within the community. If you have a baby born in/after 2016, you would be invited to an event held at your community centre to celebrate the arrival of your newborn!
Many people have been curious about what happens at the event, when they'd be invited and the freebies that are given to new parents. You'd receive an invitation at your mailbox when it's your turn, but do be patient - there's many to go through, so it may take a while! Anyways, the more events that happen before yours, the more improvements that would be made ;)
This is the first part of my blog post for the Embracing PArenthood event, documenting the fun activities at the event itself. If your baby is a Singapore citizen born in/after 2016, register your child for the event and wait for them to send you an invite to the next celebration :)
YOU ARE INVITED!
I received this invitation card in my mailbox one day, and it says that we're invited for a celebration event, Embracing PArenthood, by the People's Association! I asked around and realised that there were many fun activities and free goodies, so I decided to take Gordon to the event and blog about it for other curious parents out there :)
When we first got there, we went to the registration counters to collect the goodie bags and PAssion Baby Card before we went into the air-conditioned hall for the event! Thankfully Gordon isn't scared of the cold or we wouldn't be able to stay for long.
CLAY ART WITH TINY HANDS AND FEET
There was a booth set up at the side of the hall, for parents to do clay art with your little ones! You can either do an imprint of their hands or feet, then decorate it using the alphabet letters given. The clay used is safe for children, but it wasn't baby-hulk-friendly because Gordon had clay sticking onto his feet - and we had to get them to help clean it away :( They gave us another new set to work with and we ended up doing a hand print.
PLAY TIME WITH OUR MUSIC STUDIOS
Our Music Studios held several sessions throughout the entire event, and there was a slide that was set up in the middle of the play mat area between each session. Gordon was too afraid to climb up, so I had to carry him up and down - it didn't work out very well ._. He didn't know what a slide is so he just ended up walking down!
The next session started and Gordon had a BLAST! I've never seen him so happy and excited before, he was laughing, dancing and shouting along to all the songs and games - it made me realize how much he loves music. The songs and games were all interactive and well-organised, children of different ages could play together and there were different languages to the songs too!
Sadly, I couldn't capture much of it because my dad was the one taking photos - but it was so good that it got me thinking of enrolling Gordon for some music play classes.
IT'S (NOT) ALL ABOUT THE FREEBIES!
What I get asked most about the Embracing PArenthood event is whether it's worth it to go, and what's in the goodie bag that we receive. Read all about it in the second part of this blog post here!
People's Association: Embracing PArenthood Movement (Part II)