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Playground @ SWF (Singapore Writers Festival) 2020

Fri Oct 30 Sun Nov 8

SWF Playground brings programmes for children between the ages of 4 and 12 — right in the comfort of home! From story telling, to craft to workshops, get your little ones inspired, spark their creativity, and nurture their love for stories with these programmes:

Find Your Inner Ninja by Leila Boukarim and Barbara Moxham

Who’s that ninja at the park? Find out with Leila Boukarim and Barbara Moxham, the author and illustrator of Everyday Ninja, as they share the book’s delightful story and lead students in a movement-based activity to find their inner ninjas.

Recommended for ages 4 – 6. Visit go.gov.sg/swfplaygroundmaterials to download the images for the craft activity.

Birds of a Feather with Roger Jenkins and Gophi Nathan

Let Roger Jenkins and Gophi Nathan take you on a wild journey with birds using English and Sign language. Together with characters including a parrot, a peacock and a crow, the duo will tell exciting stories for the whole family as well as share some very important values.

Recommended for ages 4 – 7.

Where Ideas Come From with Don Bosco

Budding writers! Get inspired with unusual ways to write original stories with author Don Bosco as he shares the writing process using examples from his books. Download fun writing activities after watching the video and let your creative juices flow.

Recommended for ages 8 – 10. Visit go.gov.sg/swfplaygroundmaterials to download story writing tips, creative writing excercises and more.

Illustration 101 with Darel Seow

Go on a journey to an imaginary place with Darel Seow. Pick up tips on how to illustrate, then recount your trip by drawing your own imaginary holiday spot.

Recommended for ages 8 – 10.

Story Time with Rosemarie Somaiah

Join Aunty Rose as she takes you on a journey to India with stories of the clever and witty Tenali Raman.

Recommended for ages 7 – 9.

Story Time with Abhi Krish

Join storyteller Abhi Krish in a session on movement and direction, filled with stories, songs and games. Pretend to be a frog swimming underwater or a goat who jumps over trees, discover the many ways to get home through a song, and help Sikkal Sundari find out where her friend lives in a block with many colourful neighbours.

Recommended for ages 4 – 6. Visit go.gov.sg/swfplaygroundmaterials to download the Knock-Knock game.

Meet The Mini Mons

Did you know that the series Taman Mini on Suria was inspired by the book Mini Mons: The One Who Stole Laughter (Siri Mini Mon: Si Pencuri Ketawa) by Rilla Melati? Come join the author and TV personality as she tells the story of these adorable monsters who live in Gardens by the Bay, then guides you through fun activities.

Recommended for ages 4 – 6.


Sam needs to solve her stuffed toys’ squabbles, but what can she do? Author Pippa Chorley will share from her book Stuffed and guide children through making their own playdough pig.

Recommended for ages 4 – 6.

Visit these amazing online bookstores, Closetful of BooksWoods in the Books, and Books Kinokuniya  to purchase the books too! 

SWF Playground is organised by the National Arts Council and is part of the #SGCultureAnywhere campaign.


30 Oct, 2020
8 Nov, 2020


National Arts Council
6346 9400
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