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A Winter Child's Tale: KidsFest 2016 Giveaway of "Snow Child"

The dazzling beauty of autumn gives way to the harsh white of winter. As leaves fall and the foxes and wolves hide among the trees, a magical tale is told about  family, love and the power of dreams. Author Eowyn Ivey based her story around a series of Russian folk tales, and her story revolves around a lonely couple yearning for a child to call their own. The wintry Christmas season is one of children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile. But for the couple life is not so.  They build a small figure from the ice and snow, and wish very, very hard… until a little child emerges from the snow, right before their eyes! But she’s a girl like no other. As she dances in the wild landscape and talks with the animals, she brings joy, fun and laughter to the whole village. But it’s not easy, bringing up a wild daughter of the blizzards and the wind. As the seasons turn, and winter gives way to spring, will the Snow Child and her parents find their “happily ever aft

Of Unicorns & the Power of Books: A KidsFest 2016 Giveaway of "I Believe in Unicorns"

What if..... unicorns really existed? What if.... you actually got the chance to save a unicorn! Michael Morpurgo’s powerful story I Believe in Unicorns  comes alive this February in an exciting tale of imagination and adventure! An enchanting and interactive production, the show won an Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence at the Brighton Festival in the UK. And the show is coming to Singapore as part of KidsFest 2016, the international world-class theatre festival for kids and families. This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library... Parenting on Purpose is pleased to partner with KidsFest to giveaway a set of 4 tickets for I Believe in Unicorns. Tickets will be for the 5pm show on Thursday 4 Fe

Of Yellow Ribbons & Fathers for Life - the Legacy of Jason Wong

Tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree It's been three long years Do ya still want me If I don't see a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree I'll stay on the bus Forget about us Put the blame on me If I don't see a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree The old folk song Tie A Yellow Ribbon is based on a delightful American story that tells of an ex-convict who returns home to his loved one after serving time in prison. Prior to his release, he had requested for her to tie a yellow ribbon around a tree outside of the town where she lived. And if there was no ribbon there, he would simply go on his way, understanding that she might never forgive him. However, when he passed by the tree, there were 100 yellow ribbons, symbolising that his sweetheart had forgiven him, and that he would be welcomed home. Learning to love and accept one another. The popular Yellow Ribbon Project is based on this premise. Founded in 2004 by Senior Prisons Of

5 Things About Fatherhood They Never Told You About

This is a peculiar list. The idea for the list was generated during an extended time in the Men's Room. And it wasn't even that I needed to be there; it was that I was summoned  to stay there... Always Daddy's boy! Daddies do all kinds of things with their kids; from spending fun times with their children to encouraging them when things get tough. #5 - They never told you that you would have to stay in the Men's Room for more than half an hour at a time... in the middle of your lunch! You would be enjoying a nice leisurely lunch; either tucking into the succulent main course or sipping the fragrant coffee that accompanied the dessert. Just as you begin to allow the pressures of the day to slip away, you hear a determined little voice, "Daddy, I need to go to the toilet." And so off you go, abandoning your meal and dragging along a little hand as you race to the nearest restroom. Then you would wait patiently as the little one finds a comfortable