Let's Go Board Game
An hour of Learning, a Lifetime of Takeaways
So since November 2017, Temasek Foundation Nurtures (TF Nurtures) introduced the Learning is Fun and Exciting (LIFE) programme. LIFE lets children learn life values and get to form their own principles through creative activities like games and role-playing for 45 minutes once to twice a week in various SCCs. They incorporate core values such as respect, responsibility, resilience, integrity, care and harmony.
During the initial phase, TF Nurtures partnered trainers from two education centres in Singapore – Julia Gabriel Education and The Alpha Mind – to conceptualise the LIFE programme.
In this pilot run that lasted for eight months, SCCs have the choice of adopting two curriculums, tailored for children between the ages of seven and nine. The Foundation is currently working with more partners as the programme progresses.
Learning Life Values the Fun and Meaningful Way
For children who go to SCCs, their SCCs become one of the places where they spend most of their waking hours, outside of their home and school. The LIFE programme helps these children learn about life values in a fun yet meaningful way.
We collaborate with curriculum trainers such Julia Gabriel Education, The Alpha Mind and Ivy Cubs to develop values-based curricula and training opportunities for staff in SCCs. The curricula incorporate core values such as respect, responsibility, resilience, integrity, care and harmony. Besides curriculum training sessions, we are also partnering with organisations such as SHINE, to make available foundational skills courses.
Nurturing the Change-Makers of Tomorrow, Today
Since its launch in late 2017, the programme has expanded to include 160 coaches in 34 SCCs across the island. The SCCs are managed by a variety of operators such as the YMCA of Singapore, Big Heart Student Care, Life Student Care and Raffles Student Care.
The LIFE programme value-based curricula was developed in collaboration with four education organisations, including Julia Gabriel Education. Its THRIVE curriculum, for example, aims to empower children to better understand their strengths and appreciate positive respectful relationships.
Through the unconventional curricula, young minds learn values like respect, integrity and harmony via role play, craftwork and interactive games. They even practise mindful breathing and saying aloud what they are grateful for.
As featured on Little Day Out article. 29 Mar 2023
We tried the game with an 8-year-old, 9-year-old and 11-year-old. They all loved the game as it was fast-paced and satisfying connecting routes.
In addition, it encourages them to strategise and plan ahead which makes it more challenging.
Let’s Go Singapore! would be a suitable game for families with preschoolers to primary-schoolers. It is usually tricky to find a game that is apt for a wider age range yet this game meets occupies the middle ground of being simple yet stimulating.
The board game also features an illustrated version of the Merlion – Merli. It could be a wonderful souvenir for locals living abroad or visitors from overseas.
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MP Edwin Tong, Minister of Culture, Community and Youth, stopped by our booth to have a game with the students.
Chien Herr explaining to the students the alternative rules
- Let's Go Taboo!
Resorts World treat for 1,000 kids as in-person celebration of Children's Day returns | 6 Oct 2022 by Aqil Hamzah
SINGAPORE - Children's Day came early for some 1,000 primary school pupils as they spent Thursday morning taking part in carnival activities at Resorts World Sentosa.
Their morning was made sweeter with a visit to Universal Studios Singapore, made possible by the annual community fund-raiser Children for Children (CFC).
Since its launch in 2008, CFC has provided more than 13,000 children from low-income backgrounds with the opportunity to visit iconic attractions here, including the Singapore Flyer, Singapore Zoo and the now-defunct Underwater World.
Let's Go was featured in partnership with TRLC's Fund for Fund initiative to provide gaming as a way to improve mental wellness.
At 50, Merlion woos kids with storybook, board game, high chair and romper | 18 Sept 2022 by Elisa Chia
And for families with kids aged four to eight, why not bond over Let’s Go!, a board game featuring Merli and Singapore landmarks?
Challenge your children to be the first to get to the destination while, at the same time, teach them simple arithmetic, pattern matching and strategic thinking skills.
It is created by two fathers – Mr Eugene Tay, 43, and Mr Lee Chien Herr, 42 – who grew up on a staple of board games and now enjoy designing them for their children. Mr Tay has a six-year-old son and Mr Lee has two kids aged six and eight.
This is the first offering from their start-up Mer-Lion Game Studios.
Time To Par-tay! Singapore's Merlion Celebrates Its 50th
Merli-Go-Round x Merlion 50th edition | 31 August 2022 by Janelle Yong
Follow adorable mascot Merli on an adventure to rediscover Singapore while saying hi to all 6 of our official Merlions.
To participate, simply download the Visit Singapore Travel Guide app and sign up for a Visit Singapore account. Then, follow the Merli-Go-Round x Merlion 50 guide to meet all 6 Merlions.
Be sure to check-in via the app at each location to complete the quest there, and feel free to explore the attractions near each Merlion; for instance, you can take a ride one the Singapore Cable Car at Mount Faber, or go for a nature walk at Lower Pierce Reservoir near the pair of Merlions at Ang Mo Kio Ave 1.
Upon completing all the quests, you'll be eligible to redeem a limited-edition Merli Wrist Rest Plushie (while stocks last).
Till 30 September 2022
Download the Visit Singapore Travel Guide app here or here