The Dandelion team wishes all families a happy Chinese New Year! May the year of the Rooster be one of rich learning, good health and happy days!
Sprout Language Centre will be taking a break for the Chinese New Year.
If you wish to self-collect your purchase, kindly take note.
元宵 , or the Lantern Festival, is celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, and traditionally ends the Chinese New Year period. Sprout Book Club invites you to join us in this second CNY special on 11 Feb, as we take you and your family through the fascinating stories of 元宵! You will also get to make your own 汤圆 (glutinous rice balls), which symbolizes the unity of the family!
Dandelion subscribers enjoy a 20% discount when you register for the activity using the email address of your Dandelion account.
By popular request, our Chinese New Year special issue is now available for sale as an independent pack!
As you enjoy good company and tasty treats across these 15 days, read with your child too, and immerse in the rich traditions associated with CNY with this special issue, which includes the beautifully illustrated book, 《十二生肖谁第一》.
The book tells the folklore of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals and how they came to be ranked in the order we all know today. Many specially designed festive-themed activities await your child after reading the book.
So order this issue here now and make it a fun, educational and unforgettable Chinese New Year that is rich in Chinese folklore, culture and traditions for your child!
Registration for 兆锦's story telling techniques workshop is now open!
Seats are limited, so register fast to secure one!
Dandelion subscribers enjoy a 20% discount.
The calendar of events for Read with Your Child Campaign 2017 is out! Look forward to a year of informative workshops and talks!
Details of each event will be released closer to the date here on our website; on our Facebook page; and on our Instagram page.
Dandelion subscribers enjoy priority bookings for free events and discounts off registration fee for paid events!
The joint official launch of Dandelion and our year-long Read with Your Child Campaign is on Saturday, 18 Feb 2017, and it's packed with exciting, educational and fun activities for your family and you!
Our esteemed speakers include:
There will also be many fringe activities like having your own customised photo bookmarks made; fun family art & craft; autograph sessions with the authors present; and a chance to experience Dandelion for free, including full access to members' areas for both home and school users!
The fringe activities between 1200h and 1400h are open to the public. However, seats for talks are limited, and we expect an overwhelming response based on the popularity of the speakers at previous events. In this light, register early to avoid disappointment!
Update: All seats for both sessions have been taken up. Feel free to drop by between noon and 2pm on 18 Feb to enjoy the fringe activities and experience Dandelion first hand. Registration is not required for all activities between 12pm and 2pm.
Following a survey of current subscribers, we have now revised our home delivery frequency.
IT WAS 1 book with complementary resources every fortnight. NOW, IT IS 2 books with complementary resources every month.
Why this is better:
1. Costs savings from a reduction in packaging and delivery frequency mean that more reading or family-bonding related goodies can be included in each Seed Pack.
2. Parents have more control over the pace at which the books are read. This allows faster readers who complete each issue more quickly to move on to books in the extended reading list.
3. It is more environmentally friendly as it means less packaging and less fuel spent on transportation.
Only the frequency has been revised. The amount of books and resources you get each month as a subscriber remains unchanged. Additionally, you get goodies that are sure to make your child look forward to receiving Dandelion Seed packs every month!