Many thanks to the wonderful parents and little ones who joined us at our story sessions last weekend!
We celebrated Singapore's birthday in advance with 《鱼尾狮不见了》interactive storytelling and craft session, where we explored Singapore's myths and tales with the Merlion. Then, our Reads for Tots session featured adorable pandas that were keeping secrets from us, human beings!
If you had missed our storytelling sessions, fret not! Our《鱼尾狮不见了》National Day story pack & 《熊猫澡堂》Reads for Tots story pack are now available for order on our online store! Click on the images below for details.
In support of World Book Day 2019, Dandelion is collaborating with NLB and MOE-CPCLL to bring to you 2 FREE story sessions for families at Sengkang Public Library (Programme Zone)!
Session 1: Suitable for families with children aged 5-8
All Mummy Elephant wants is five minutes' peace from her energetic children, but chaos follows her all the way from the kitchen to the bath and back again. 《让我安静五分钟》 is an extremely enjoyable read not just children, but also for parents!
Session 2: Suitable for families with children aged 2-4
Elephant wakes up grumpy—until ding, dong! What’s in the surprise box at the front door? A hat! HOORAY FOR HAT! Elephant marches off to show Zebra, but Zebra is having a grumpy day, too—until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. Off they march to show Turtle! The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend.《你需要一顶帽子》 is an irresistible celebration of friendship, sharing, and fabulous hats!
Reads for Tots interactive storytelling session was successfully held on 23 March at Punggol Waterway Point Party Room! A big thank you to all the wonderful daddies, mummies and little ones for spending this precious Saturday morning with us!
We had super enthusiastic and engaging 苗老师 to storytell the endearing story of《鸡蛋哥哥》by Japanese award winning author Akimaya Tadashi. The little ones had a fruitful session playing games, learning new Mandarin words, and practising their fine motor skills peeling eggshells (with a little surprise waiting for them inside!).
Also a big thank you to Maha Yu Yi 友谊书斋, Singapore's largest Chinese children's bookstore, for the mini book fair too!
If you had missed our event, fret not! The《鸡蛋哥哥》story pack is now available for ordering! Get yours now!
We had an early CNY get-together last Saturday at our 《小年兽》storytelling cum craft session! The kids not only learnt CNY traditions and customs through the book, they also completed festive crafts and picked up new vocabulary! Special thanks to Maha Yu Yi 友谊书斋 for co-organizing the event with us!
P/S: If you had missed our storytelling cum craft session, you can now get your《小年兽》story pack via our online store! Last order on 27 Jan, so cart out fast :)
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!
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)!
At Dandelion, we have always believed that the best gift we can give our children is the love for books & reading. This Children's Day, we were incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to be part of the wonderful celebrations at Maha Yu Yi bookstore, as well as at Toddlers Bash (organized by Supreme Parents, held at Bove by Spring Maternity)!
6 Oct (Sat) -《神奇蜡笔》storytelling session @ Maha Yu Yi bookstore
Kids were treated to an interactive storytellnig session as part of Children's Day celebration organized by Maha Yu Yi bookstore! 《神奇蜡笔》is an entertaining read that tells of a strange man who had a new invention - magical crayons! When used, amazing things happen and drawing is never boring again!
7 Oct (Sun) - Toddlers Bash @ Bove by Spring Maternity
At Toddlers Bash, we invited the young participants to unleash their creativity to create sea creatures while learning about opposites in Mandarin! This is one of our many fun learning activities from our《小白鱼过生日》story pack.
GREAT NEWS! Dandelion will be participating in the Toddlers Bash organised by Kidslah on 7 Oct! Kids will enjoy games, magic and activities at various learning stations (including us!). There will be a buffet spread, as well as goodie bags for all!
Suitable for kids aged 1-5.
Register for the morning session (10am-3pm) OR the afternoon session (2-6.30pm) now!
A big thank you for the wonderful turnout at our Mid-Autumn Festival Interactive Storytelling & Craft Session last weekend!
Everyone had a whale of a time reading the beautifully illustrated picture book《过中秋》and decorating their very own lanterns. The kids then went on a scavenger hunt while carrying their lanterns, and won prizes (even more books!) at the end of the activity!
Every participant also went home with our MAF story pack, which not only contains the storybook that we read together, but also a festival-themed sticker activity book and a wealth of complementary resources and craft activities both offline and online (accesible via their Dandelion member account)!
Reading Together @ South West is an initiative by the South West Community Development Council to promote bilingualism through reading, as well as encourage quality family bonding time as a community. With support from the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism, library corners will be set up at 17 Residents' Committee (RC) centres around the district, and the new RC reading corners will also be used for monthly storytelling sessions and other culturally based family activities.
On 1 September 2018, through collaboration with Singapore Book Council, our founder Miss Liang Huiyu conducted a storytelling training workshop for the storytelling volunteers from South West CDC. She shared her expertise and knowledge on children's picture books, as well as storytelling techniques that could engage the audience and make storytelling sessions fun, enriching and meaningful.
We look forward to the upcoming sessions with them!