Encourage the love of reading in your child through these learning packages and videos curated for your little ones.
Playlist and Learning Packages
Check out our playlist for a collection of short videos related to the world of picture books.
Explore our learning packages for useful tips on selecting age-appropriate books and fun early literacy activities that can be done at home.
Playlist: The World of Picture Books
Picture books can be enjoyed at any age and they are powerful tools in fostering the love of reading in young children. It is never too early to start reading with your child. Reading a variety of picture books with your child can:
• help them learn about the world
• spark their imagination and stimulate curiosity
• enhance their language and communications skills
• build their empathy and self-awareness
Reading stories together promotes bonding and helps you build a special relationship with your child.
Folktales and Fables (5 min 58 sec)
Folk tales and fables never lose their wonder.
Join our librarian, Nathaniel Chew, as he tells you about the origins of these stories and some book recommendations!
Fractured Fairy Tales (5 min 9 sec)
How can fairy tales be fractured? Our librarian, Kah Heng, shares with us how these stories are different from conventional ones, and how they can ignite the imagination of children.
Contemporary Realistic Fiction (6 min 13 sec)
Join our librarian, Maliah, as she shares with us how contemporary realistic fiction can teach children to navigate life, including the good days and bad days.
Choosing Suitable Picture Books (8 min 44 sec)
What are linear, repetitive or cumulative stories? Join our librarian, Nathaniel Chew, as he shares ways on selecting great picture books, and storytelling techniques.
Pourquoi Tales (6 min 51 sec)
Ever wondered what are Pourquoi Tales? Pourquoi [Por-kwa] means 'why' in French. Learn about the different 'pourquoi' stories that you can share with your child to spur their innate curiosity about the world and why certain events happened.
SING-LIT (4 min)
Discover the array of Sing-Lit stories to share with your little ones. Find out the history behind Jurong Island, Singapore's National Flowe (Vanda Miss Joaquim) in this video. You can even take your child on a literary trail based on the stories featured.
Useful tips and activities that can help you develop your child to become a fluent reader.
Expose your young one to the conventions of writing! Read more about how you can introduce your child to writing through books and fun activities.
Playing is an important way for children to learn about the world around them. Learn how you can make use of books, props and games to encourage literacy development for your child.
How to nurture your babbling baby into a talkative toddler? Learn some tips and activities you can do to shape your child into a confident speaker!
Singing is more than nursery rhymes! Learn how to nurture your child's musicality through books, actions and observing what's around them.
It’s never too early to start reading to your newborn! Learn some tips on how to choose books for your little ones. Try a simple activity to introduce your baby to the different types of animals and the sounds they make!
Reading can be fun with your little toddler! Learn some tips on choosing suitable books for your child and try out activities that will help them build their letter knowledge and vocabulary.
How can you encourage the love of reading in your pre-schooler? Learn some tips and activities you can do to develop your child into a confident reader!
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