Apr 17, 2015
Jurong West Public Library
This time, we were joined by 31 children from Jurong Primary School (to the delight of one of the Book Council staff – who shall remain anonymous, and who was a graduate from that school!).
Facilitator Janet George led the children through an interactive Read Aloud session, after which they had a chance to tell their own stories. They transformed picture cut-outs into paper puppets and storyboards, taking turns to describe the interesting and at times, funny, backstories of the characters they were holding.
At the illustration station, local illustrator, David Liew, made drawing easy, showing the children how to draw themselves. How fortunate we were to have a peek at the level of creativity bursting from the children as they personalised little caricatures of themselves!
Three breakout sessions, a Library Tour and one yummy tea break later, the children were ready to go home, heads filled with library codes, a bagful of books and notebooks (gifted by the National Library Board and POPULAR), and an understanding that they, too, can create stories.
Farewell for now, children, we will see you again for more fun activities. 'Til then, keep reading!