Thursday, June 29, 2017

SCBWI SG _____ How to raise curious and creative children + using story books to inspire your young readers at home

Bright ideas coming out of my head!

This Saturday I'll be at the National Gallery for their Parents & Educators Forum: Curious Children Now, Creative Thinkers for the Future. Details and link below. I think a good childhood really packs in all sorts of opportunities to ask questions, create, and share one's talents. Parents play such an important role in making this happen. You'll see your kids develop the confidence to be expressive, and they grow comfortable sharing their awesomeness with the world. If you scroll further down below, just past the event information, you'll also find some links to our earlier blog posts that help you use storytelling and story writing activities at home. Do say hi at the reception, if you're there on Saturday!

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The event details, all on one page

From the National Gallery website:

Children who are curious tend to be self-motivated learners and open to new experiences. These qualities are fundamental to the development of critical thinking skills later in life. This forum delves into the role of museums in cultivating curiosity in children, and equips parents and educators with techniques to engage children through art.

Admission is free but registration is required at

Programme Details:

01 Jul 2017 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

City Hall Wing, Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

Notes for parents, about developing story skills at home:

1. Budding Writers Project story writing tips
This is a series of free articles I created to promote the Budding Writers Project by Marshall Cavendish Education. Through these easy creative writing exercises, you'll learn how to develop exciting Characters, describe wonderful locations, and also expand your imagination.

2. Lion City Advenures Fan Club Special
Here's another set of free articles I created for parents, covering everything from how to enjoy fairy tales, to why children need books that inspire them to dream bigger, to the importance of funny stories.

3. How kids can write and make their own story books
Presenting an interview with very young author Nela, who explains how she wrote and created her own fantasy book. All children should get to try this at least once!

4. Family time: Let's read!
Easy ideas for happy moments at home as you bond over a story book, whether you have 15 minutes or an hour.

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See photos from the fun launch event at this year's Asian Festival of Children's Content. Published by Armour Publishing.