We’re a little past the mid-point for this school holidays, but many of you parents are still looking out for activities you can do with your kids. Check out our pick of children’s programmes that are friendly to kids who have disabilities.

1. Quiet Mondays at National Museum

As part of its Children’s Season line-up, the National Museum has planned quiet Monday mornings for children to enjoy the space one hour before it opens to public. This event can accommodate to children with various disabilities, including those with hearing impairments or autism and wheelchair users. A prior reservation is required.

The National Museum website has prepares a “social story”—a detailed document describing what to expect at the museum—to help parents prepare their children for the visit.

2. Craft Buffet

The Art Faculty by Pathlight School is organising a series of “Craft Buffet” workshops for children with autism. Some workshops are already over, but there are still plenty of sessions to choose from such as making Ice Cream Sundae Photo Holder on 21 or 23 June and Whimsical Garden Cupcake Decorating on 30 June.

Whimsical Garden Cupcake Decorating!
Create your own little flower & bug garden cupcakes! You will learn how to:

Posted by The Art Faculty by Pathlight on Sunday, 4 June 2017

Ice Cream Sundae Photo Holder!
Create functional decorative items using air-dry clay. Learn to mix clay colors, shape,…

Posted by The Art Faculty by Pathlight on Monday, 22 May 2017


3. SADeaf Family Day

Families with hearing-impaired members can enjoy a fun-filled trip to Kidzania Singapore on SADeaf (Singapore Association of the Deaf) Family Day at Sentosa. It will be held on Saturday, 24 June 2017. It costs $15 per person and is free for children below 4 years old. A lunch bento is included.

4. SAVH Short Story Writing Competition

The SAVH (Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped) Library is holding a short story writing competition. Contestants can submit their original short story (about 3,500 to 4,000 words) for a chance to win attractive prizes. Entries can be handwritten, in digital format, or Braille.

5. Holiday Enrichment Programme

ExtraOrdinary Horizons will be having a Holiday Enrichment Programme for both deaf and hearing children to empower them to be self-learners. There are activities for children aged 8-12 such as learning vocabulary and storytelling in Sign Language. There are two upcoming sessions on 20 and 22 June 2017.