Monday, October 14, 2013

Voyage of Dreams 2013: Only Believe

Can you imagine how cardboard and other recyclable materials can turn into wonderful creations? 

I was excited when the organiser, Sarah, from The Playful Parents, told us about this creative cardboard festival, Voyage of Dreams 2013: Only Believe, which was held at the Central Library on 13 October 2013. When she asked for volunteers to help out in this festival, I volunteered myself to be one of the storytellers. 

Pei Pei and Hao Hao prepared a simple cardboard game for the main event of the festival, "Dreams, Now Playing", which was a family cardboard games play date. Can you guess what they have prepared?

Tada! Ring and toss game!




Please be prepared to hold your jaws when you are strolling down the page, as you are going to see some of the amazing cardboard creations!










There were some more fantastic cardboard creations, but I didn't manage to take the photos of each of them. All families that participated in this festival have put in a lot of effort to create the fun and meaningful atmosphere.

While Pei Pei and Hao Hao were having fun, I was informed that it was storytelling time. Though it was not my first time speaking in front of a group of people, it was my first time telling a story in front of a group of children! I didn't know why, I started to feel nervous. When I asked Pei Pei and Hao Hao to sit close to me to give me moral support, they gave me a firm answer, "NO!" And ran off to play with the cardboard games.

I was a bit upset by their response. Anyway, I sat down in front of the group of children and their parents, and began to share the story Matthew's Dream, by Leo Lionni. This story was about a little mouse Matthew, who dreamed to see the world, was inspired to become a painter after a visit to the museum.

Shortly after I began, Pei Pei sat close to me, and responded to my questions to the audience. My confidence level increased exponentially! Then Hao Hao came over to give me his support too! I felt soooooooooooo loved!

After the storytelling, we went to My Tree House to participate in "Dreams on Parade", in which Pei Pei and Hao Hao had craft play with recycled materials provided.




Look at the awesome Voyager of Dreams!



It was really a meaningful and fun experience to participate in Voyage of Dreams. Pei Pei and Hao Hao truly enjoyed themselves!

Looking forward to this event again!


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10 comments :

  1. Very cute with the mike incident! Hey, I think I saw you when I was at the Dreams on Parade!! :-)

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    1. Agy, it was really funny when Hao Hao spoke into the mic! Nice to meet you there! Shall catch up with you next time!

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  2. This so well illustrates why things that can be made into other things are the most wonderful playthings of all. Such imagination and creativity brought into the world with some cardboard that otherwise would have been recycled, and a few craft supplies. What a wonderful event!

    Visiting you from Facebook UBC blogboost. Happy Monday!

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    1. Thanks Theresa for dropping by! It was indeed a meaningful and fun event!

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  3. Everyone love your boy's impromptu announcement haha :)

    Cheers, Andy (SengkangBabies)

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    1. Thank you Andy for taking photo for our family! His announcement was really funny!

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  4. Love the logo being the last picture of your post, truly 'look forward to' another year, another cardboard event.

    All in all, nice meeting you and your family! My girl has very little curiosity, those like yours always amaze me. I can tell both of them very enjoy all the games. And I appreciate your girl first started the 'inquiry' of my girl's game. Otherwise it would remained in the box till the end.

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    1. Nice to meet you, PC! Thanks for the lovely sign boards! You are very creative! Pei Pei had a fun time with your girl!

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  5. Thanks again for helping make the Dreams come true! Wonderful story sharing in spite of whatever jitters you have. Now, more pro for next year's! Hehehe.... And WONDERFUL wonderful to see the event's creations inspired you and kids to make more cardboard-y fun!

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    1. Sarah, thanks again for organising such wonderful event! Looking forward to the next one!

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