For Parents and Children Aged 4 to 6 Years 



Parents are children’s first most enduring teachers. You play an important role in providing a home environment that promotes your children’s development, communication skills and school readiness.

What is Purposeful Play?

Developed jointly by the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Parenting Research Centre from Australia, the Purposeful Play programme seeks to help parents develop their child through play and common home activities.


Key areas covered

Parents will be equipped with knowledge and skills to:

  • Think about ways to create a warm and stimulating home environment for your child
  • Use everyday activities to develop language and problem-solving skills to enhance your child’s school readiness, as well as to bond and strengthen your relationship with your child
  • Build supportive relationships with other parents.


Module Topic Date
1 Warm and Gentle and Play Saturday, 31 August 2024
10.30am – 12.00pm
2 Tuning In and Routines Saturday, 07 September 2024
10.30am – 12.00pm
3 Following Your Child’s Lead and Shared Reading Saturday, 14 September 2024
10.30am – 12.00pm
4 Listening and Talking More and Watching Screens Together Saturday, 21 September 2024
10.30am – 12.00pm
5 Teachable Moments and Community Resources Saturday, 28 September 2024
10.30am – 12.00pm



Bedok Public Library

11 Bedok North Street 1,
#02-03 & #03-04
Singapore 469662


Course Fee


Purposeful Play programme is free, fully subsidised by the Ministry of Social and Family Development


About the Trainer

Harjit Kaur

Harjit holds a Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Counselling awarded by the Monash University. She has been a Trainer in schools for the last 20 years. She is currently a Senior Trainer. Harjit has been happily married for 24 years and is a mother of two children aged 18 years and 20 years. She is passionate about family wellness and is a strong advocate for quality family life.


She has been volunteering in Children’s Homes and Welfare organisations for 21 years. She is also actively involved in organising and promoting family life activities and reaching out to families in the community as a volunteer for about 9 years. Her previous experience in the field of Marketing and Training is also an asset in assisting parents to manage work-life harmony.



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Upcoming Workshops

Date & Time Venue
  • 31 Aug 2024
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bedok North Public Library (Heartbeat@Bedok)
11 Bedok North Street 1,
#02-03 & #03-04 Heartbeat@Bedok,
Singapore 469662