4 Family-friendly Programmes at Textures 2023

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Local literary festival, Textures is back in Jan 2023 with family-friendly programmes for the little ones to enjoy! 

Venue: Various
Date: 6 to 15 Jan 2023
Fee: Free & Ticketed

Organised by Arts House Limited, Textures, the annual literary festival that celebrates Singapore literature will be making its return rom 6 to 15 Jan 2023. With the theme Arrived Home, the festival invites audiences to consider their journeys home and re-examine ideas of domesticity and belonging. Families and little ones can look forward to the various family-friendly programmes at various venues throughout Singapore which make SingLit fun and accessible to all. 

Here are some programmes that you can bring your little ones to!

1. Read with A Storyteller: Beware the Sunda Slow Loris and Other Singaporean Fables

Venue: National Gallery Singapore Rooftop Studio (Level 5)
Dates: 8 & 14 Jan 2023, 2 pm
Admission: Free with registration

Kickstart your reading sessions with some expressive skills that storytellers use. Discover simple methods that make you more confident and engaging when reading to your child and learn storytelling techniques that get characters leaping out of the pages! Read together with your child and join other families in this introductory session that encourages lively reading. Complete your book reading session with a colouring activity to create your favourite animal character.

This parent/child programme is recommended for parents with children aged 4 to 7 years

2. What Ants Do on Stormy Days

Venue: Ang Mo Kio Public Library Programme Zone (level 1)
Dates: 15 Jan 2023, 10.30 am
Admission: Free with registration

Listen to the story of What Ants Do on Stormy Days, learn how to draw yourself as an ant, and create a drawing of your ant family! This programme is recommended for 5 to 9 years old. 

3. A Peek Into the World of Mist-Bound

Venue: Woodlands Regional Library Programme Zone (Level 1)
Dates: 8 Jan 2023, 11.45 am
Admission: Free with registration

The author of the multi-award winning and best-selling book Mist-Bound: How to Glue back your Grandpa will take audiences behind the making of Mist-Bound: its world and its creatures. 

Recommended age group: Upper Primary (10 -12 years old)

4. Your Relatives Are Weird! 你的亲戚好奇怪!

Venue: Woodlands Regional Library Everest Room (Level 4)
Dates: 7 Jan 2023, 11 am
Admission: Free with registration

A bilingual story & cartooning Session with the DIM SUM WARRIORS 点心侠. 

Why do we find others "weird" but not ourselves? Creator/Cartoonist Colin Goh reads this very funny story about differences in both English and Mandarin, and guides participants in a simple cartooning session.


This session is recommended for 4 - 6 years old. 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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