In a move towards attaining greater literacy, we work closely with school children to demystify books and foster an interest in, and love for, the written word. After a jam-packed month of storytelling, we move to  City Hall on April 30, and then NALIS from Wed 1 – Sun 5 May. 

Day 1
30 Apr 2019
Day 2
01 May 2019
Day 3
02 May 2019
Day 4
03 May 2019
Day 5
04 May 2019
Day 6
05 May 2019

City Hall Special Event: Imagine New Worlds

2019 Children’s Festival / Read More
The Caravan’s arrival in Port of Spain is celebrated at City Hall with Imagine New Worlds. Note: This event is reserved for schools.
Danielle Delon
Natacha Jones

Workshop: Rise and Shine Storytime

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This workshop is aimed at encouraging children to embrace her success formula, described as a personal, positive value system. Bookmark
Auntie Thea

Reading: Lola and The Dancing Ladybugs

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First-time author Mary Cuffy exploress literacy, numeracy and dance while incorporating jazz rhythms to get children moving and having fun while they learn. Bookmark
Mary Cuffy

Workshop: An Interactive Workshop with Marvin the Mischievous Manicou

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Centered on the storybook The Adventures of Marvin the Mischievous Manicou, the workshop will feature interactive activities to educate children on local wildlife and culture through fun and creative learning....
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Oprah Francis

Workshop: Creativity Writing

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Children learn the basics of creative writing through a fun, interactive, hands-on workshop. For beginner and intermediate levels. Bookmark
Lisa Allen-Agostini

Workshop: Children’s Rights and Child Protection

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Create Future Good hosts a creative participant- interactive workshop on Children’s Rights and Child Protection. Children learn, share, write, draw, compose, design and create messages to help protect themselves and...
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Nadella Oya

Workshop: Comic Book Workshop

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In this workshop, participants will learn how to create and publish their own comic book. Children will be exploring character creation, storytelling, page layout, lettering and publishing. Bookmark
Everard McBain

Workshop: Bringing character and setting to Life

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Children work closely with the text in order to bring character and setting to life. Based on the book Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure written by Joanne Hillhouse and illustrated...
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Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Reading: Anansi and the 10 Dragons

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Anansi and the 10 Dragons is the first of a 7-part series depicting adventures of Anansi’s grandmother as a young Spider. The series is part of a larger Universe of...
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Rubadiri Victor

Workshop: Creative-writing Workshop

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The workshop will focus on Creative Writing. The participants will be given practice on the most important elements in creative writing and how to improve their creative writing skills. At...
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Felix Edinborough

Mike’s Mission

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Mike’s Mission, the second book in The Money Adventures of Mike Murray and Friends series explores topics such as charity, fundraising, volunteering and leadership. It follows Mike along with his...
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Aisha Acres

Reading: The Adventures of Ana and Her Magic Dogs

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This patriotic book, The Adventures of Ana and Her Magic Dogs – My country Trinidad and Tobago, is about a little girl, Ana, and her magic dogs. The magic dogs...
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Verena Boodoosingh

The Magic Cave

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Two siblings and their best friend discover a magic cave. Every time they enter the cave they are greeted by a new and exciting land. The Magic Cave is filled...
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Aarti Gosine

Workshop: Lyric-writing Workshop

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Freetown Collective’s Muhammad and Lou believe the awakening of a voice is the most important step. Participants find the courage and know-how to create their own lyrics and songs. Bookmark
Freetown Collective

Workshop: Storytelling, performance poetry, etiquette and stage presence

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Sufia Giza Amenwahsu’s workshop encourages children to tell their own stories. By working in groups, brainstorming, writing a poem and finally performing their work, students learn the art of storytelling,...
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Sufia Giza Amenwahsu

Workshop: AGRIman Agventures

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The AGRIman comic books set the stage for the world’s 1st food & nutrition security superhero – on a mission to battle disease and starvation. Creative Director Jeunanne Alkins will...
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Jeunanne Alkins

Storytelling Caravan

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The last stop of the NGC Children’s Storytelling Caravan! Lylah Persad presents a fun and interactive storytelling session for the children. Note: pre-registration is required to book a space in all...
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Lylah Persad

Workshop: Comic Book Workshop

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In this workshop, participants will learn how to create and publish their own comic book. Children will be exploring character creation, storytelling, page layout, lettering and publishing. Bookmark
Everard McBain

Santimanitay Presentation

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This fun and interactive game offers a path to the character’s ultimate goal, which is filled with challenges. Players must avoid Hard Luck spaces, get past Midnight Robbers, take advantage...
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Warren Le Platte

Animation Videos

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Marcus and the Amazons

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Reading by Geoffrey Philp. After traveling through the forest, Marcus returns to his home and discovers that Amazons have enslaved his colony and imprisoned Princess Amy, his bride-to-be. With the...
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Geoffrey Philp

Dragonzilla’s Birthday party: Dragonzilla and His Toys

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On the final day of the Festival Bocas’ own beloved mascot, Dragonzilla, celebrates his birthday with a party hosted at NALIS. The event presents a fun culmination to the Festival,...
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Lylah Persad