NAC-AEP Programme Details

Literary Arts

Programme ID: AEP0419442

Celebrating Diversity Through Asian Folktales (performance & extension activity)

Digital Format Available



Asian Folktales are steeped in Asian culture and history. Many of them carry good morals that can be imparted to our young. Through games, songs and audience participation, the children will gain a multi-sensorial experience of the stories told and thus appreciate the sound of the language. Through structured play, the children will build emotional literacy and learn to get along with their peers as well as learn good character values. After listening to the storytelling, the children can participate in an extended activity of art and craft that will hone their motor skills and promote creativity.
English storytelling
Chinese storytelling

This programme is now adapted to the digital format of the following:

1. Allow students to view the selected session through an online link to watch in the classrooms/during home-based learning accompanied by resource materials


2. Allow students to join the instructor for selected storytelling sessions in the classroom/ during home-based lessons using a video conferencing tool. Students can then engage in interactive and synchronous learning.


• To highlight good character values through the storytelling.
• To expose children to the spoken language and thus appreciate and enjoy the language.
• To engage the auditory learning by verbal interaction with the children.
• To engage the visual learning through pictures or puppets.
• To engage the kinaesthetic learning through physical action, movement and games..
• To promote respect and appreciation of cultural diversity among the students through structured play and cooperative games.
• To hone the hand coordination and fine motor skills when children do art and craft
• To promote flexibility and creativity through art and craft


A space that can seat 20-30 pax comfortably on the floor or on chairs as well as space to do craft

Pre - School

English / Mandarin

50 minutes



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Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2019-2021 until 31 December 2021.


- Wong Swee Yean -

Wong Swee Yean