Ho ho ho! Christmas is coming! What are the best books that can get your little ones in the Christmas spirit? Here are our 4 favourite titles for budding readers aged between 2 and 6. Read these Christmas books with your kids to make the holiday truly magical!
Book #1 《小人儿帮手圣诞节》 suitable for children aged 3 and above
WHY WE LOVE IT
Book #2 《千千万万个圣诞老人》 suitable for children aged 4 and above
WHY WE LOVE IT
Book #3 《神秘的圣诞礼物》 suitable for children aged 4 and above
WHY WE LOVE IT
Book #4 《圣诞节万岁》 suitable for children aged 2-3
WHY WE LOVE IT
OR check out our Christmas Story Packs, which contain hand-picked books, and a wealth of complementary online and offline resources that allows for learning to take place even after reading the book! Suitable for children aged between 4 and 9!
We had a blast last Sunday at our Christmas Story Fiesta, Dandelion's last event in 2018! We had a great turnout of 26 families for our 2 sessions, and it was incredibly heartwarming to see the dedication and commitment of the daddies and mummies who believe in nurturing the love for reading and the Chinese Language in their little ones :)
If you had missed out on our Christmas Story Fiesta, you can also purchase our Christmas Story Packs for your little one(s)! Each pack contains the book that we used during our storytelling session, the crafts kids got to do at the event, as well as a specially designed post-reading activity and reading/activity guide!
It's a wrap! We concluded the final Dandelion holiday camp of 2018 with a blast on 3 Dec! It was lovely seeing the kids bond over playing and learning, with our 2 handpicked storybooks and variety of thematic activities, ranging from treasure-hunting games, song & dance, interactive storytelling, creative expression and craft.
If you had missed our Mistletoe Camp, fret not! You can now purchase our Christmas Story Pack for 6-9 year-olds that contains EVERYTHING we did at the camp!
Join us in our last story event of the year! Dandelion's Christmas Story Fiesta brings to budding readers our favourite festival titles and a BUFFET of crafts (yes, UNLIMITED!) for you and child to have fun with! Maha Yu Yi, Singapore's largest Chinese children's bookstore, will also be holding a mini book fair at the event. Speak to their book experts or Dandelion's founder Ms Liang Huiyu to learn more on how to pick the most appropriate picture books for your child!
Suitable for children aged between 2 and 5. Adult accompaniment required.
Every child will:
- Receive a handpicked Christmas-themed picture book
(《小熊很忙：圣诞小帮手》 for 2-3 year olds; 《从窗外送来的礼物》 for 4-5 year olds)
- Be treated to a fun & interactive storytelling session AND
- Enjoy a whole range of Christmas crafts (do as many as you like!)
Snapshots of the wonderful time we had yesterday at the first run of our Mistletoe Camp! We read 2 delightful titles specially handpicked for this season of love and giving, learnt through fun and play, and spent an extremely enriching day together!
The 2nd run of our Mistletoe Camp will be held on 3 December 2018 (Monday) at Imaginasium (Alexandra Central Mall)! We still have some vacancies left, so if you are looking to boosting your child's interest in Mandarin this school holiday, register your child now!
Throwback to our cosy storytelling session last Sat at Singapore Writers Festival Tent@Empress! We loved the adorable responses from the young participants, and some even came prepared with the book 《布谷先生搬家》! We were so touched by their enthusiasm! A big thank you to Singapore Writers Festival for this opportunity, and we look forward to meeting everyone again soon!
This is our 2nd year collaborating with Speak Mandarin Campaign to produce audio stories for children! We handpicked these 5 wonderful local titles published by Lingzi Media, which are widely available in most public libraries and major bookstores. Besides producing the audio stories, we have also included a suggested post-reading activity that you and your child can carry out for extended learning! Click on the images below to have a listen :)
We have selected 6 exciting titles from the MOE 2018/2019 Chinese Language Readers (Pri) book list, designed reading guides & learning activities to accompany them, so that budding readers can have a fruitful school break ahead!
Some of the titles were included in our Dandelion for School subscription packages, and we have received very positive feedback on from teachers, parents and students on the interesting stories. Pre-order yours now, shipping starts 12 Nov :)
3/11 update: We have increased the number of sets available for pre-ordering due to overwhelming response!
12/11 update: Our full sets are sold out AGAIN! Some titles are still available while we restock! Stay tuned for updates!
Event #1 - Storytelling @ SWF2018
We are thrilled to be participating in this year's Singapore Writers Festival!
How does one live in many places while remaining in the same house? With a house on wheels, of course! Explore new places to live with Mr Bu Gu and his special home in this delightful retelling of 《布谷先生搬家》! This will be followed by a craft activity.
FREE admission, no registration required. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
Event #2 - Mandarin Story Camp - Mistletoe Camp
Centred around 2 hand-picked story books 《亲爱的雪人》 and 《这个礼物好不好》, your little one will be engaged in active learning through the use of our festive thematic story pack, which inspires curiosity and stimulates thinking, and at the same time, allows your child to learn Mandarin in a fun and interactive way!
Throwback to last Saturday (27 Oct) when we had our Halloween interactive storytelling cum craft session! We read 《小不点和三个丑八怪》together, and then parents and kids were kept busy decorating their very own Halloween capes & sling bags! Special thanks to Maha Yu Yi 友谊书斋 for hosting us, and for the incredibly fun and enriching Trick or Treat learning trail!
Every participant also went home with our Monster story pack, which not only contained the storybook that we read together, but also a drawing activity book and a wealth of complementary resources and craft activities both offline and online (accessible via their Dandelion member account)!