Many parents like me are concerned that their child is too playful and not focused enough on his or her studies? Welcome to the club if you are too.

Clearly, we assume that the opposite of play is work. But is it?

According to pioneer play researcher Brian Sutton-Smith, the opposite of play is depression.

Psychologist and play advocate Peter Gray links the dramatic decline in children’s play over recent decades with the dramatic increase in anxiety, depression, feelings of helplessness, suicide and narcissism in children and adolescents.

Perhaps it is time for us to view play differently.

The LEGO ‘Play Well Report’ found that four out of five children wish their parent would play with them more.

Play is a child’s most important work because it allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.

Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact with the world around them.

Play is a crucial way for kids to develop social and mental skills, head of stress and build a healthy bond with parents.

It is therefore essential parents allow children the privilege of play. If only doctors could write a prescription for play.

To help parents play more with their children, Centre for Fathering is introducing a new workshop on play. In Learn to Play parents will learn to design and create learning adventures that both parents and children will engage in and enjoy together.

  • Understanding the four elements of a learning adventure
  • Crafting exciting missions and space activation techniques
  • A guide to keeping the learning adventure enjoyable, safe, and exciting
Who is it for?

This workshop is for fathers and parents of children age 2-10 years. Single parents will find it useful too.


Usual price:

$75 per pax

$135 per pair of parents

One-time introductory price:

$45 per pax
$80 per pair of parents

A minimum of 15 pax is required

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw

Comments by Participants

“Broadening my mind on what I can tap on to create play for and with my child.”

“Learning how to use ordinary things to play and how to vary the play for different ages.”

“Ideas of outdoor activities and imaginative play.”

“Changing mindset of play.”

  • Time

    2 – 5pm (3 hours)

  • Venue

    1 Woodlands Rd #04-03, The Tennery, S677899 (top of Junction 10 mall)

  • Group Size

    Minimum of 30 pax required

For more information
Call 67691238 or email
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