This June holidays, the National Library Board is collaborating with few corporate sponsors (Abbott Nutrition International, GAIN IQ, Innovative Diagnostics) to bring us the inaugrual Singapore Innovative Children’s Festival taking place 17 to 23 June 2013!
We first saw the poster at Clementi Library last week and were captivated by the amazing selection of theatre plays, dance, music, workshops, innovative reading programmes and parent seminars. With such a comprehensive programme, there is something for everyone!
The Festival has unique and interactive experiences designed to bring young families together through the arts and to inspire every child and parent in Singapore to enjoy the Arts everyday. Here are some plays which caught my attention:
1. Robot Story Time [Innovative Story Time [FREE EVENT]
|Recommended for 4-12 years|
Imagine a robot from the future coming back to the present to educate and entertain children. This amazing android has stories to share, tales to tell and lessons from which we can learn. The robot is saved from the scrap heap by two innovative engineers from Cake Industries, giving the opportunity for boys and girls to learn how to make a difference for the future.
This is a free event at Central Public Library, My Tree House. Limited seats.
2. Places You Will Go! [Innovative Story Time [FREE EVENT]
Join your public library for the ultimate story time. During the festival your library will be an exciting stage for the best stories about “Imagination”, “Environment” and “ Culture and Travel”. Oh! The places you will go at your public library!
This is a free event. Limited seats. Register your attendance now!
1. The Balinese Princess and the Funky Monkey [Musical Theatre]
|Recommended for 2-12 years|
This musical is endearing, full of adventure, hilarious and interactive, while bringing an uplifting moral message. A wonderful and heartwarming story that has universal appeal; this fresh, innovative, educational and cultural theatre piece has a magical set, dazzling costumes and sensational score that makes for a first class original and authentic musical experience for boys and girls.
2. The Magical Pond [Baby Theatre]
WORLD PREMIERE. THEATRE PIECE FOR BABIES!
|Recommended for 7-18 months|
An ultimate, intimate experience for parents and their babies. A theatrical experience that delights the senses of touching, hearing and seeing. Relax with your baby on the comfortable mat and watch the wonders of the Magical pond above you! Colourful imagery with beautiful specially composed musical score reminiscent of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”. An interactive journey that will captivate and enchant your baby.
Participants will receive a “Goodie Bag“ worth $50 compliments of Abbott Nutrition GAIN IQ.
3. It’s a Bear Hunt! [Children’s Theatre]
|Recommended for 1-8 years|
Join the amazing Kazoos as they go on a Bear Hunt!
Deep in the forest, not far from the Honey Trees and Bumble Bee Mountain, we go in search for some cuddly, fluffy fun bears. A hilarious and interactive musical and a delightful show for kids to enjoy! This will be a bear hunt like no other.
Don’t forget to bring your favourite teddy bear or toy to enjoy the show!
1. Robot City Workshop [Robotic workshop]
|Recommended for 8-12 years|
Let your creativity come alive and build your very own robot!
You will receive a Do-it-Yourself robot kit and learn how to put your own robot together with the team from Cake Industries. This robot is yours to take home and to enjoy. Your robot is very smart as it will follow any dark line on the floor. So you can make it move all by itself! During the 2.5 hour workshop you will build and decorate your robot. You will also create a building. Will you build a house, a shopping centre or maybe a cafe ? Your choice! All participants will come together for one spectacular day to build one HUGE city of robots and buildings in one big space. You will be allocated your time slot for the Big Build Day during your workshop. Awesome!
2. Join the Dance Crew [Dance workshop + Finale Music Video shoot]
|Recommended for 5-12 years|
JOIN PEPITO & SUGAGILL FROM LIVERPOOL – HIP HOP CHAMPIONS UK
Join these amazing break-dancers from the heart of Liverpool, UK. Inspire your children with the best hip moves. Join this exciting class for 3 hours and learn an awesome dance routine. It’s very simple but very cool! Your friends will be so impressed! Go home and practice, as you find the dance moves on YouTube. We will give you the YouTube Link so you can perfect what you have learnt in your class at home.
1. The Whole Brain Child Seminar [Parent Education Seminar]
INTERNATIONAL GUEST SPEAKER FROM USA – DR. TINA PAYNE BRYSON
International Guest Speaker and Best selling Author of “The Whole Brain Child”, Dr. Tina Payne Bryson comes straight from California, USA to share important research on how to develop not only an intelligent child but a creative child. Learn critical parenting skills to nurture your child’s potential with this exciting seminar.
This looks like such an exciting Children’s Festival. Do visit SICF’s website to check out their promotional bundles and enjoy the exclusive “2for1promo” tickets for selected events today! Have a most enriching school holidays!