We are still in bereavement and will not be celebrating Chinese New Year this year. But I’ll like to share two easy Red Packet templates from the Timmy & Tammy series of Children’s Books which you can DIY with your kids. It’s simple, just download, print, cut and fold. And you’ll have two very unique Red Packets which you can present to those you love. A good craft to keep the kids occupied tonight after the reunion dinner…
We are avid supporters of local writers and have found this series of Timmy & Tammy storybooks excellent for emergent readers. The stories follow a pair of siblings, Timmy and Tammy, in exploring various prime sights around Singapore and talk about the different places and experiences unique to our country. Linguistically, they are good introductory readers for young children where they pick up reading skills, relate it to real life experiences and then have fun with the activity at the back of each book (much better than Peter and Jane, if you ask me). Kids being visual learners will also love the full-color, eye-catching illustrations that accompany each story. It’s a gem collection for the kids and proudly Singaporean.
Timmy & Tammy Set One
Timmy & Tammy Set Two
Timmy & Tammy Series
Written by Ruth Wan-Lau
Illustrated by Eliz Ong
Published by Armour Publishing
Click here for more about the Timmy & Tammy Series
You can purchase Timmy & Tammy books at S$34.50 (5 books) or S$6.90 each from Popular Bookstores, Amazon Website or from Armour Publishing’s Website.
CNY Festive Giveaway
Thanks to our sponsor, we have 3 sets of Timmy & Tammy Storybooks (Set 2) to be given to 3 loyal readers (1 set each). Simply follow the steps below:
This giveaway ends on 28 February 2015, 11.59pm and is open to readers in Singapore. The winner will be contacted using the contact particulars provided when entering this draw and will have 48 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. All incomplete and unverified entries will be disqualified. All entries will be verified before the winners are announced. To be fair to our sponsors, please note that all fake Facebook accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends) will be disqualified.
Have a meaningful reunion with your loved ones this Chinese New Year and remember to give your elders a great big extra tight hug.
Sharon Wong says
I’m sure my girl would love these stories!
Eileen Khoo says
Would love to use this opportunity to expose my children to local writers and sights. If I don’t get to win this, hopefully the NLB can bring the books onboard and we can then enjoy them at a national level!
Cynthia Lau says
The books are so interesting, I am sure my girl will love it!
Shane Wong says
Will be good for my kids to be exposed to local writers and context!
Great books for introducing my child to the attractions in Singapore and our local culture.-Meiyi/[email protected]
theresa tay says
Wanna get hold of this set of books to add on to my boys (preschoolers) collection.
The books are very related to our day to day life and colorful which will definitely catch their attention
Michelle Ng says
I’m sure my girls will be fascinated reading these book! Good educational books.
Tammy Tng says
Cos I’m also call Tammy and I think this series of books are so fun to read as they reflect local flavours!
Tammy Tng Sze Pei
Lu Siu Ching says
I want to share with my child the origins of the Singapore Flyer & Pineapple tarts, to learn and appreciate their existence
I love that the books have such a strong local flavour, and I think it would be fun to read them with Noah, especially if we are visiting the places listed in the books.
Adeline / [email protected]
New Siaw Hoon says
I will like to win this set of Timmy and Tammy books for my two preschoolers ( 5 and 4 yrs old), as these books are localised production with some of the more familiar sights and landmarks that my children can able to recognise and familiar with especially the four copies of At Changi Airport, At Chinatown, At the Botanical Gardens and At the River Safari. Making Pineapple Tarts is another interesting book to share with the children about CNY, the tart making and the baking process. I always get my children to help out in the kitchen. It may get a little messy but the results are worth it.
These books are a bonus to my children as it help them learn how to read with colourful clear pages and sentences and linked to the places that we bought them to with local sights and sound.
All these, with stories still set in sentences our hometown, Singapore. Hope to win for my children as they enjoy reading as we can even discuss and talk over and over again.
i wish to win this as my girl love to read and im sure she will enjoy these!
carol Lim Mei Mei says
Hope to win for some Singaporean friends living overseas in the US, with three young daughters whom I know will love these great readers.
Good read of local context for the kids.
This is such a great educational giveaway and it will definitely benefit my 3 year old daughter exposing her to local flavours and the grander scheme of things of all things local!
Ai Sakura says
I like the strong local flavour and introduction to our local culture and traditions of the books. Would like to win them for Lil Pumpkin!
AI @ Sakura Haruka
Mabel Lee says
I’d love to win this set of Timmy & Tammy books! It’s difficult to find books written about our culture, places of interests and certain parts of Singapore that you wouldn’t think to write about (Food court and MRT from the first series, Botanic Gardens from this series) for the children. On top of that, the characters are adorable, and the stories are told with such colourful and vibrant illustrations! But most importantly, they are written for different levels of readers. It’s not just something mommy and daddy reads to the children. The children can learn to read them on their own too!
Thanks for hosting the giveaway 🙂
Ruby Lee says
Love to win the books as I have 2 bookworms F home. And I’m sure they will love these books as they are stories about Singapore. Thanks for the giveaway.
Pam Wong says
My kids would love to read the books!
My 5yo would love this set of readers!
Shirley Yong says
Sorry to read about your loss. Wishing you and all at home a very Healthy Chinese New Year.
Regan, as a emerging would be keen to read the Timmy & Tammy series given the colourful and vibrant illustrations and not-too-difficult text. It would help him build confidence in reading.
Mummy Edlyn says
Sorry to hear about your loss, but I hope you have managed to sneak in a pineapple tart or two 😀
Local books are such a great idea and wonderful for the kids to learn more about our culture and who we are!
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Tan Cindy says
I think this is an awesome set to teach children about Chinese traditions!
I love to win this series of books for my boys.
Evelyn Lee says
I had a quick browse of Timmy and Tammy books at Popular book shop today and find the story lines related to kids’ everyday life. My little girl who loves reading will surely embrace this series of story books. Hope to win this for her! Thanks!
Thanks for organizing this. I love that the stories have lots of local touch to them. I am sure my kids can relate to them well. Thanks.
Kathryn Ng says
Love the local context and flavor!
HY Goh says
Love the local content! Would like to win the set for my 5yo boy & 3yo girl. 🙂
The illustrations look great, and my little niece would love them! Love the local flavour!
i love to read to my boy and hope to share with him more of Singapore culture and history
Petrina Goh says
I love timmy & tammy book series… If I don’t win the books, i’d still buy them as they are part of our Singapore culture which i want to share with my 2 kids.
Andrew Wong says
Hi, I would love to win this set of books for my gal. She love reading story books and a good way to learn Singapore culture!
Name: Andrew Wong
Email: [email protected]
Robert Sim says
The relevant local settings will help connect children better to the stories and make it easier to develop an avid reading passion.