Play@SG: Dinosaurize Me @ Plaza Sing

The boy is a Dino fan. He knows a number of dinosaurs by name and his birthday theme last year was on Dinosaur. However, this lazy Mummy did not take his interest further by borrowing books on Dinosaur for him. As such his knowledge of Dinosaurs are limited. So when I receive an email from Plaza Sing inviting the kids to the media preview of Dinosaurize Me!, I was really happy. I asked the boy and we skipped school just to attend this preview. 

This is the smaller dinosaur bone on display. There is a 3 storey high dino which my iPad can’t capture properly. The event is on going till 14 June.

Dinosaurize Me! is brought to you jointly by PS and Science Center. So you will expect not just Dino bones display but educational shows and workshops.  

The educational Dino show.

Do you know how the paleontologist know how old the dinosaur is when it died? How about how did they find out if the breed of dinosaurs are herbivores or carnivorous? Well, you can find out the answer through the stage show. It was indeed quite educational. This not well read mummy certainly learned a lot that day.

Apart from the show, there are 3 workshop stations and a sand pit. We manage to squeeze in time for two of the workshops and of course the sand pit.

The first wokshop that they went to. They were asked to cut out the spiral timeline, and paste the different Dinosaurs on base on the era they lived in. Well, it was a little tough for the boy as the scissors was quite tight and the paper was thick. He ended up cutting out the dinos and pasting. But he was happy with it and brought to school for his show and tell.
  
This workshop allows you to create dinosaur “fossils” using either clay or plasticine. Well, i recommend you to complete this station first as the clay took a long time to dry. We did this last, so we went for lunch and went back to collect later.
 
The boy had lots of fun trying to fix the Dinosaur bones together. Unfortunately, this need team work to hold the parts up and I think there are missing pieces. Hence, he didn’t get to complete it.

It was a fun day for us, and an achievement unlock for me. As it’s the first time I brought them out all by myself and taking public transport. I’m happy that they have finally reach a stage that is easier for me to manage.

*Disclaimer: We were invited to this media preview. No monatary compensation was received. All opinions are our own.

Play@SG: CBeebies Live! Countdown to Christmas at Plaza Sing

Zai has been a fan of CBeeBies since he was able to express his preference for TV shows. Somehow he is more likely to choose this channel over the rest. His favorite shows from them include “The Night Garden”, “Charlie and Lola”, “Mister Maker” and “Teletubbies”. He watches them now (at the age of 4.5 y.o). He has since influence Loi to watch “The Night Garden” with him (on nights that they get their TV time) over other channels. I think he finds the characters and their behavior funny in the show.

So he was quite happy and excited when I told him that I will bring him to see Teletubbies live on stage. I had to use it to bribe him to behave himself the days leading to the show.

We arrived early that day and while seated at the Main Atrium, the boy kept asking me when the show is starting and who else is coming. I told him we will see Mister Maker in the TV and there will be Super Numtum. Since we are not familiar with Super Numtum, he also asked me more about them. Lucky I got some handouts to engage him while we waited for the show to start.

The Countdown Show
Maybe it’s the first time that we attended such shows at the mall, I was quite impress that they actually have a main theme linking all the characters together. As the show name suggest, the main theme was counting. So along with the host, we sing and dance through the 20 minutes show.

The host linking up to Mister Maker who has a special appearance via the TV.
The host linking up to Mister Maker who has a special appearance via the TV.
Super Numtum teaching us to count from 1 to 10 and from 10 to 1 through his song.
Super Numtum teaching us to count from 1 to 10 and from 10 to 1 through his song.

Finally, the group that excites the kids most.

All the kids were excited to see the "real" Teletubbies. And the kids were asked to stand up and dance with them!
All the kids were excited to see the “real” Teletubbies. And the kids were asked to stand up and dance with them!

The show is absolutely free. However, if you want to get up and personal with the Teletubbies or Super Numtum, you just need to spend SGD30 at Plaza Sing to redeem a photo pass to take a photo with them.

Our pass allow us to take photo with Teletubbies that day. The boy asked when is Super Numtum turn. Erm... MeeMee is not sure.
Our pass allow us to take photo with Teletubbies that day. The boy asked when is Super Numtum turn. Erm… MeeMee is not sure.

Details:

  • Date: 21 Nov to 7 Dec 2014 (No shows on every Tuesday)
  • Time: 1pm, 4pm (only for weekend) and 7pm
  • Where: Plaza Singapura Main Atrium (Level 1, Old Wing)

Disclaimer: We were invited to the media preview of the show. All opinions and fun were our own. Look at the evidence…

The look on Zai face while watching the show. I think it tells it all whether he enjoyed himself!
The look on Zai face while watching the show. I think it tells it all whether he enjoyed himself!