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Fingers, Chants, Music and Action: Encouraging audience participation during storytelling

By Karen Lee, Wong Swee Yean

14 January 2017 (Sat)
9:30am – 12:30pm

Business training room
Savvy Training Rooms
International Plaza, #28-15
10 Anson Road, Singapore 079903

Course Fee: $50.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.50

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In this workshop, you can learn techniques which will encourage children to participate actively during a storytelling session. Go beyond just simply telling the story to using the story to get the children involved in the story using finger-play, oral refrains, action, music and rhythm. This workshop is suitable for beginners and anyone who is interested in storytelling and it is especially useful for teachers and care-givers who work and play with children.


  • Understand how participation stories can be used to increase the focus, attention span and language skills of the children
  • Gain hands-on experience in using finger play, oral refrains, action, music and rhythm to engage children
  • Learn how to manage big groups of children and draw responses from them

About the Trainer: Karen Lee, Wong Swee Yean

Karen Lee

Karen is a storyteller and trainer with 20 years of teaching experience in the education field. She has been telling stories to people of all ages, from all walks of life, sharing with them hope, courage and a chance to understand the self and others. She has trained preschool teachers and volunteers who tell stories in their communities. She enjoys bringing to her audience the joy that can be gained from storytelling.  

Wong Swee Yean

Swee Yean, an experienced storyteller and trainer, has been telling stories in schools, libraries and museums for the past 12 years.  She has also trained teachers and emerging storytellers of all ages from 7 to 70. Before becoming a professional storyteller, she was a secondary school teacher. She likes to nurture the yearning for learning that she sees in all her students. 

Registration Details

Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members

Kinokuniya Privilege card members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee.
Please provide your membership number and workshop title to [email protected] for the discount code before online registration.

Capability Development Grant

The Capability Development Grant is open to individuals and organisations who have a strong track record of involvement in the arts at a professional level, and is able to demonstrate commitment to the long-term development of the arts in Singapore.

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 25 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.