Parents and children, look out for these amazing storytelling workshops and activities held in Chinese, Malay and Tamil languages! 

18 November 2017 (Sat)

10:30am - 11:30am
Bishan Public Library – Programme Zone

Interactive Storytelling Session for Families 《妈妈发火了》 (For 7-9 years)

Title: Interactive Storytelling Session for Families 《妈妈发火了》
Date: 18 November 2017
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Venue: Bishan Public Library Programme Zone      
Age: 7 - 9 years old
Language: Chinese
Facilitator: Tan Lay Keng

Admission: Free
Registration here

About the session:
Picture books are great sources of discussion and also great tools in character education. Through this interactive storytelling session, participants will experience how story discussion can help children better manage their emotions, and also boost parent-child communication.

当孩子惹麻烦时,身为父母的该如何应对?当我们生气时,孩子的心里又会有怎样的感觉?《妈妈发火了》是一本讲述表达爱的方式的亲情绘本。此活动希望借由亲子绘本共读和体验式活动,制造亲子沟通的机会,既让孩子学着体会父母的关爱,也让父母反思如何更好地理解与教育孩子。

Woodlands Regional Library – Programme Zone

Building Focus Skills in Children with Japanese Art of Storytelling Membina Fokus Dalam diri Kanak- (For 5-7 years)

Title: Building Focus Skills in Children with Japanese Art of Storytelling
Membina Fokus Dalam diri Kanak-kanak menerusi Teknik Bercerita dari Jepun

Date: 18 November 2017
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library Programme Zone       
Age: 5 - 7 years old
Language: Malay
Facilitator: Nabilah Abdul Karim

Admission: Free
Registration here 

About the session:
An art of storytelling that takes the spotlight away from the antics of the speaker while amplifying the values embedded inside each story. Childrens’ focus and creativity will be honed as the story unfolds. Children will be engaged throughout the presentation of the story and create a new ending for the stories!

Suatu teknik bercerita yang mengalih fokus dari pencerita dan serlahkan nilai-nilai yang tersirat dalam setiap cerita. Daya pemerhatian dan kreativiti kanak-kanak akan dipupuk sepanjang cerita. Anak-anak juga akan terlibat dalam setiap perkembangan cerita dan mereka akan dapat mereka penutup yang berlainan.

Ang Mo Kio Public Library – Programme Zone

Fables Poems (For 7-9 years)

Title: Fables Poems கதையும் கவியும்
Date: 18 November 2017
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Venue: Ang Mo Kio Public Library Programme Zone            
Age: 7 - 9 years old
Language: Tamil
Facilitator: M. Bharathi
Admission: Free
Registration here 

About the session:
Children can learn about life values via dancing, singing and acting through the legendary storytelling. Immerse in the characters and take to heart the values learnt in a one-hour workshop in Tamil language.
மரபு வழி கதைபாடல்கள் மூலம் வாழ்வியல் நீதிகளை விளையாட்டாக பாடி, ஆடி, கதை சொல்லி, நடித்து, உணர்வுகளை வெளிபடுத்தி கற்று கொள்வர். கதாப்பாத்திரங்களின் வழியும், இந்த நிகழ்வில் அவர்கள் பங்கெடுத்த அனுபவத்தின் வழியிலும் மரபு நீதியை மனதில் பாதுகாப்பர்.

25 November 2017 (Sat)

3:30pm - 4.30pm

Fun with Tamil – Discover the author/actor in you! (AFCC 2017 Fun with Languages in Tamil for children (4 - 9 years old) / For 4-6 years, 5-7 years, 7-9 years)

Title: Fun with Tamil – Discover the author/actor in you!
தமிழோடு இணைவோம் - உங்களுக்குள் ஒளிந்திருக்கும் எழுத்து/நடிப்பு திறனை வெளிப்படுத்துங்கள்!

Date: 25 November 2017
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, Blk E, #03-32, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053                             
Age: 4 - 9 years old
Language: Tamil
Facilitator: Ms Sashirekka Rountan
Admission: Free
Registration here

About the session:
Children get ready to go crazy with Sashi and enjoy the Art of creating stories and performing! Wear your whacky hats as the stage is set for you to sparkle! It will be an enjoyable hour of entertainment for the little ones. 

சிறுவர்களே! சஷியுடன் கலகலப்பாக கதைகளை உருவாக்கவும் படைப்பதற்கும் தயாராகுங்கள்! உங்கள் கற்பனையை சிறகடிக்க விடுங்கள்! நீங்கள் மின்மினுக்க மேடை தயாராக உள்ளது! சிறுவர்களுக்காக கோலாகலமான ஒரு மணி நேர நிகழ்ச்சி!

About the facilitator:
Sashirekka Rountan is the Director of 2Tango and has been working with children for over 15 years. She holds a Masters in Communication and Diploma in Education studies. She has developed programmes for students aged 3 to 18 years old. A well-known bilingual, theatre practitioner, storyteller and educator.

5.00pm - 6.00pm

Understanding Multi-literacy through Fun story (AFCC 2017 Fun with Languages in Malay for children (4 - 8 years old) / For 4-6 years, 5-7 years)

Title: Understanding Multi-literacy through Fun story
Memahami pelbagai ilmu melalui cerita menarik
Date: 25 November 2017
Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, Blk E, #03-32, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053                             
Age: 4 - 8 years old
Language: Malay
Facilitator: Mr Muhammad Ashraf Bin Mohd Salleh and Ms Zainab Yasin
Admission: Free
Registration here

About the session:
Children in Singapore live in a multi-cultural setting. They are exposed to various types of food, celebrations, and festivals of different cultures. In this reading programme, the children will be taught the very basic functional, cultural, emotional literacy.

Pencerita akan menonjolkan konsep bentuk, warna dan  nilai positif serta negatif melalui watak dalam cerita . Mereka akan belajar serba sedikit tentang budaya Cina melalui peroses membuat tanglong.Daya pemerhatian dan kreativiti kanak-kanak akan dipupuk sepanjang cerita.

About the facilitator:
Mr Ashraf is an educator who received the MOE Teaching Award. He has honours in Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. His daily interactions with children and his interest in Psychology has led him to write and illustrate picture books; Tubby the Tabby, Butter-fly and When I Open My Mouth.
 

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Interactive Storytelling (AFCC 2017 Fun with Languages in Tamil for children (4 - 9 years old) / For 7-9 years)

Title: Interactive Storytelling 《谁买了谁的雨鞋》
Date: 25 November 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, Blk E, #03-32, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053              
Age: 7 - 9 years old
Language: Chinese
Facilitator: Ms Liang Huiyu
Admission: Free
Registration here

About the session:
Storytelling and craft session from the story about a shop selling rain-boots.
一家雨鞋专卖店开张了,动物们纷纷上门光顾。第一个顾客是猫。猫看着店里各式各样的雨鞋,觉得那款条纹图案的斑马雨鞋很漂亮,便买了下来,开开心心地回家了。第二个顾客是斑马,由于斑马的雨鞋已经被猫买走了,于是,它挑呀挑,挑了一双漂亮的兔子雨鞋……之后来店里买雨鞋的有兔子夫妇、乌龟、长颈鹿、鸭子母子、青蛙兄弟、大象还有章鱼。他们都各自买了不同于以往会买的款式的雨鞋,而且全都高高兴兴地回家了。

About the facilitator:
Liang Huiyu is the Founder of the Sprout Language Centre. She was a former school teacher and has spoken at numerous book events to promote the reading of Chinese books in local schools and among young families. She has also conducted reading and writing programmes, as well as teacher training workshops in over 80 schools.

18 March 2017 (Sat)

10:30am - 11:30am
Marine Parade Public Library – Programme Zone

[Chinese Programme] My Life is Interesting! (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years)
有趣的我!

Hou Jing (Senior Lecturer, KLC International Institute)

Session completed.

For: Parents and children

想了解孩子的内心世界?深入解读他们的情绪、探索他们的想法、了解他们对世界的认知和理解?帮助孩子进行有意义的华文认读、书写?请坐下来跟孩子一起制作一本小书。小小一本书帮助孩子学会自我认知、乐于用华文表达自己,帮助家长理解孩子、更有效的与孩子沟通。这些小小书还为孩子的成长留下深刻的足迹!来吧,就从“有趣的我”这个主题,让我们开始这个有趣的自我探索的旅程吧!

Book-making is an effective way to empower and encourage young children to express themselves, and better understand how they feel, what they think and how they live their everyday lives. Children will learn topics they can create a book with and guiding questions they can use, and you can get to understand your children better through this little book exercise! So bring your children down so they can have fun making a book they can share with their friends!

Woodlands Regional Library – Everest Room

[Tamil programme] Creating My Own Picture Book (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years)
தலைப்பு: பிள்ளைகளே! பெற்றோர்களே! சேர்ந்து கதை புத்தகம் உருவாக்குங்கள்!

Rhodia Renu Karoon (Early Childhood Educator and Centre Supervisor, Advent Link-Sauc)

Session completed.

Children, you can be a young writer-illustrator too! Come with your parents and learn about creating picture books, from the cover and title, to the illustrations and layout in this hands-on workshop.

பயிலரங்கு சுருக்கம்: 

நான்கு  வயது  முதல்  ஒன்பது வயதை  அடைந்த  பிள்ளைகள், தங்களுடைய  சொந்த சிந்தனைகளை பயன்படுத்தி ஒரு கதை புத்தகத்தை உருவாக்குவார்கள். இந்த பயிலரங்கின் மூலம், பிள்ளைகள் கதைகளில்  இடம்பெறும் கதாபாத்திரங்கள், கதை புத்தகங்களின் பாகங்கள் மற்றும் வரைபடங்களை பற்றி கற்றுக்கொள்வார்கள். பெற்றோர்களும் இந்த பயிலரங்கில் சேர்ந்து அவர்களுக்கு உதவி செய்யலாம். 

11:30am - 12:30pm
Clementi Public Library – Programme Zone

[Malay programme] “Di Manakah Fifi?”: A Malay Book Dramatisation (For 4-6 years)
“Di Manakah Fifi?”: Bengkel Drama Berdasarkan Buku

Nur’afifah binte Mohd Hussain (Educator)

Session completed.

Di manakah Fifi? Marilah ikuti kisah Ibu Ayam yang kehilangan anaknya, Fifi. Dengan kraf dan permainan, adik-adik akan mengenali watak-watak, jalan cerita dan melakonkan semula kisah ini dengan cara yang menyeronokkan!

Where is Fifi? Let’s join Mother Hen in a search for her missing chick, Fifi! With crafts and games, children will learn to identify characters, recognise the plot, and roleplay the story in a fun way!

27 May 2017 (Sat)

10:30am - 11:30am
Jurong West Public Library – Programme Zone

Secrets Of Effective Public Speakers (For 4-6 years)
演讲者有效的秘密

Varina Lee (Welfare Camp Instructor, LSCT Society)

Session completed.

Speaking skills are very useful for your everyday life as it helps you to build strong relationships with the people around you. Learn some of the most successful strategies which has been tested and used by many exceptional speakers. Have fun while learning these powerful oral skills!

人与人之间最普遍的沟通方式就是对话。所以,拥有良好的谈话技能可以帮助你在日常生活中与他人有效的建立良好关系。想要了解杰出的演讲者是如何有效的与他人沟通吗?通过我们的(演讲)课程,学生将能以有趣的(学习)方式掌握演讲技能!

Woodlands Regional Library – Programme Zone

Let’s learn Math through traditional Malay games! (For 4-6 years)
Mari belajar Matematik melalui permainan tradisional Melayu!

Far’ain Jaafar (Post graduate student, Educator)

Session completed.

Zoom to the past! Welcome to the Malay village, put on a tanjak and learn about math through fun traditional Malay games and crafts.  

Selamat datang ke Kampung Melayu! Ayuh pakaikan tanjak dan langsung bergegas ke masa lalu dengan mempelajari Matematik melalui seni tangan dan permainan tradisional Melayu.

Ang Mo Kio Public Library – Programme Zone

A is for Amma (For 7-9 years)
அ என்றால் அம்மா

Annusia Balan (Designer and Researcher)

Session completed.

Children can learn to draw the 12 vowels in the Tamil alphabet in creative and fun ways, using various materials such as fruits and seasonings such as sugar!  Suitable for children aged 7 -8,  the workshop will encourage children to think  beyond how alphabets are presented in the textbook and come up with their own interpretation of the letters.

சிறுவர்களே! மிருகங்கள் நிறைந்த அற்புத உலகிற்கு செல்ல நீங்கள் தயாரா? உங்கள் நண்பன் சஷியோடு பயணம் செய்து கதைகளின் அழகை அனுபவியுங்கள்!

சுட்டிகளுக்கான படம் வரைதல், நாடகப் பொருட்கள் செய்தல், எழுதுதல், கதை சொல்லுதல் போன்ற சுவாரஸ்யமான நடவடிக்கைகள் நிறைந்த ஒரு கேளிக்கை நிகழ்ச்சி!

26 August 2017 (Sat)

10:30am - 11:30am
Marine Parade Public Library – Programme Zone

Colour Your Reading! (For 7-9 years)
给阅读涂上颜色!

Su Zhangkai ()

The more children enjoy reading, the more they will read! Why not make their reading filled with fun and colours? While relating reading with colours, children will be able to experience a fun and enriching session where they can unleash their creativity and imagination. 

利用颜色为主题,配合精彩有趣的阅读材料,让孩子们能透过轻松的读后任务,激发出他们的创意和想象,并更能够培养他们的阅读兴趣,借此学习华文的创作和表达能力。

Jurong West Public Library – Programme Zone

Have Fun with Public Speaking (For 5-7 years, 7-9 years)
Sesi Pengucapan Awam Yang Menyeronokkan dan Berkesan

Nor Salehati Bte Ahmad Fauzi ()

Speaking skills are very useful for your everyday life as it helps you to build strong relationships with the people around you. Learn some fun techniques and powerful oral skills to bring out the speaker hiding within yourself!
This session is in collaboration with  

Kemahiran seseorang untuk berinteraksi amatlah penting kerana ia boleh membantu kita untuk merapatkan lagi hubungan dengan orang-orang di sekeliling kita. Mari kita pelajari teknik-teknik yang berguna dan seronok untuk membantu menyerlahkan potensi kita sebagai seorang penutur! Jom mengasah potensi si pembicara di dalam diri anda!

Woodlands Regional Library – Programme Zone

Fun stories in Beautiful Tamil – It’s Storytime! (For 5-7 years, 7-9 years)
தித்திக்கும் தமிழில் கேளிக்கை கதைகள் – கதைக் கேளு, கதைக் கேளு!

Sashirekka Rountan ()

Children! Are you ready to enter a fantasy world of animals? Join your friend Sashi in this journey and enjoy the Art of storytelling! With fun activities like drawing, props making, writing and telling a story, it will be an enjoyable hour of entertainment for the little ones. 

சிறுவர்களே! மிருகங்கள் நிறைந்த அற்புத உலகிற்கு செல்ல நீங்கள் தயாரா? உங்கள் நண்பன் சஷியோடு பயணம் செய்து கதைகளின் அழகை அனுபவியுங்கள்! சுட்டிகளுக்கான படம் வரைதல், நாடகப் பொருட்கள் செய்தல், எழுதுதல், கதை சொல்லுதல் போன்ற சுவாரஸ்யமான நடவடிக்கைகள் நிறைந்த ஒரு கேளிக்கை நிகழ்ச்சி!