Upcoming workshop

Building Blocks: Early Literacy @ Home - REGISTRATION IS FULL!

Due to the COVID-19 period, the nature of the initial workshop has changed to an online programme instead. Interested participants who have previously signed up will be contacted.

  • Are your children spending too much time on devices?

  • Are you searching for ways to tune-in to your child and to engage him productively, even for just 15 minutes a day?

  • Do you want to give your toddler’s language skills a boost, and to help her build her reading foundations for the schooling years ahead?

Building Blocks is a pilot programme by Temasek Foundation and Learning Vessels to share evidence-based parenting tips, with a hands-on focus, for parents with children aged up to 3 years.


We are recruiting for our first programme which will help parents/caregivers learn and practice techniques to enhance their child’s emerging reading skills. This programme will be conducted entirely online and accessible at your own time.


This programme is open to parents/caregivers of children aged 1-3Interested parents can register here. As the programme is open to 85 parents/caregivers only, you will be notified upon successful sign-up.

1. All participants will be asked to join a closed Facebook  community of parents/caregivers with children in the same age group.

2. Thereafter, a free starter kit worth $65 (see items as shown in image) will be sent to your home. We estimate that the kits should be sent out in the week of 16 March 2020.

3. Participants will also be asked to view videos in the closed FB group that will demonstrate how the kit items can be best used with your children to enhance their emerging reading (literacy) skills. Free downloadables and tips will also be shared on the FB group. Topics covered include enhancing vocabulary, building early phonological awareness and shared book reading.

4. Participants that complete a final questionnaire within 2 weeks of receiving the starter kit will receive a second add-on kit.

Register by clicking the button below if you are interested to participate in Building Blocks!

For any questions/enquiries - email us at

How to teach your child to read and to love reading!

Caregivers with children 4-7 years

Practical Hands-On Workshops

Are you curious about phonics? Or wondering if there are other ways to teach your child to read? 

Our workshop will give you an

  • introduction to how children learn to read

  • overview of phonics and different phonics programmes

  • understanding of teaching reading through phonics vs a whole language approach

  • how to get your children excited to read stories with you

  • practical exercises, using home-based materials, that you can do with your children to help them learn to read

  • online resources, for those who want more

We will also give each attendee a  take-home busy bag to get you started on your home-based reading journey.

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