‘The Magic of Kindsville’ is one of Frankie’s latest projects. Developed in collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM), it features Singapore’s national icon, Singa, with four new cubbie friends, Tosh, Sher, Kalle and Tomeo in a magical puppetry performance. Targeted at pre-school and lower-primary children, it’s been travelling to different schools in Singapore for the last six months.
It’s been a privilege to use the medium of puppetry to spread the message of kindness. Many thanks to our young friends who have caught the show, as well as the team at SKM for their help! You can find out more about Singa, the Kindness Cubbies and SKM’s work at kindness.sg.
Here’s a blog post from last Saturday’s performance at the Kindness Gallery at the Old Hill Street Police Station:
(note: reblogged from http://kindness.sg/2013/01/the-kindness-gallery-hosts-the-first-ever-singa-party)
180 guests enjoyed a puppet show featuring Singa and the Kindness Cubbies, titled “The Magic of Kindsville”. The puppet show teaches children that by sharing kindness, it multiplies and goes a long way. After the show, parents and children formed small groups to play cooperative games organised by Adventure Education. They learnt that kindness can be fun, and on the importance of listening and respecting others.
All the guests were given many opportunities to take pictures with their favourite Kindness Cubbies. They also received a goodie bag and a Singa plush toy to bring home. Overall, Singa Party 2013 was a great success as the guests thoroughly enjoyed the puppet show and games before ending off with a scrumptious lunch buffet. SKM is greatly encouraged by the feedback given by the parents too:
“Overall very good. The children liked it and the arrangement (of the programmes) flowed nicely too. Also, the staffs were very kind and helpful.” –Mr Uthayasankar.A, parent of A.U Siddharth
Towards the end of the event, there was a child who, encouraged by her mother, approached every staff and thanked them individually. Staff and volunteers were all very happy and touched by this gesture and it further affirmed that kindness does indeed start from home.
SKM is definitely looking forward to receiving more letters from the children and to hear how they spread kindness this year!