Most of us have grown up hearing the familiar strains of nursery rhymes from our parents and grandparents. From the cradle, these songs have entertained, soothed and comforted us. As we grew older, learning these songs became our first exposure to both the magic of language and the world at large. A staple in every household, these nursery rhymes are emotional touchstones and have been passed down generation after generation, serving an integral part of our heritage.
The Theatre Practice is proud to present The Nursery Rhymes Project – aimed at introducing a new generation of Singaporean children to the joys of Mandarin nursery rhymes. Updating old classics and introducing new gems, The Nursery Rhymes Project blends childhood favourites, traditional folk songs and beloved hits from our children’s musicals, and is an excellent tool for parents and teachers to continue the tradition of nursery rhymes at home and in schools.
The Nursery Rhymes Project is a three-part initiative:
Popular and prolific Singaporean illustrator Lee Kow Fong (Ah Guo) bring a dash of local flavor and brings these nursery rhymes to life with his iconic illustrations.
Local leading musician Julian Wong spices up old childhood classics with new arrangements, performed by a local talents!
Directed by Isabella Chiam and Kuo Jian Hong, this mini jukebox musical features original short stories crafted by award-winning lyricist Xiaohan and catchy nursery rhymes, making learning mandarin fun for kids!
The most important aspect of an arts education for a child is its integration within culture itself. Culture sets forth the foundation on which a country is built upon: its direction, pathways and values. The education of arts and culture very much emphasizes the development of character.
Goh Lay Kuan | Co-Founder / Artistic Advisor