The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) is an annual festival that promotes and advocates the creation, development and appreciation of quality Asian stories for children and young adults. Organised by the Singapore Book Council, the festival’s main programmes comprise conference presentations, panels, masterclasses, workshops, and lectures, as well as a line-up of free public programmes.

Asian Festival of Children's Content 2023

The 14th Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) returns this year as a fully in-person event, celebrating the theme “Play!”. Here are some free public programmes you can attend from 25 to 28 May 2023:

AFCC Book Fair

Discover and purchase the latest in children’s literature at the AFCC Book Fair! This year, there will be 10 exhibitors showcasing a wide selection of multilingual children’s and young adult titles from local and international publishers. There will also be book launches, author signings, and other public activities at the book fair.

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AFCC Book Launches

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) provides a platform for speakers and participants to be a part of AFCC’s programmes by supporting and growing the public’s awareness of quality Asian publications and programmes for children.

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They also have intergenerational programmes suitable for parents, grandparents and children to take part in together:

Funfam Sportfest

The Toad Who Brought the Rain – an intergenerational storytelling theatre workshop (Free with registration)

In this interactive storytelling theatre workshop, participants will be guided to discover the various locations and characters of the Vietnamese Folk tale. Other than learning to express oneself, participants will also be learning to interact with participants of different generations. Come discover how the Toad brought the rain!

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Kiddiwinkie SchoolHouse May 2023

Once Upon My Timeā€¦ Creating digital memoirs together (Free with registration)

Calling all grandparents and your grandkids! Come create your digital memoir together and preserve your life stories. Learn how to save your cherished memories in your own voice. Pick up valuable storytelling tips to stay authentic and engaging in this intergenerational workshop.

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Find the full list of programmes available to the public here.

Additionally, they also have programmes focusing on language and literacy that parents may be interested in such as:

Having Fun with Languages: Learning Mother Tongue in Innovative Ways

Learn more about fun and innovative ways to learn mother tongue languages in this session. Discover how to engage children in language learning to make it enjoyable and effective. Get practical tips for unlocking the power of multilingualism in young learners, whether you’re a parent or educator.

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What Should Children be Reading?

The expanding global children’s book market offers many options for kids, but what should they be reading? A diverse panel of a librarian, bookseller, educator, parent, and student discuss the types of books that can broaden children’s perspectives and reflect the community. They will also answer FAQs from the public.

Find out more here.

Find the full list of programmes suitable for parents here, and the full festival line-up here.

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