Arts and reading
Through story telling, NWF intends to improve literacy amongst children and ignite their creativities through drawing in safe spaces and through their eyes. We aired in March 2015 on YTV/ Tree House/ Corus Entertainment with the Amazing Carlos. We published our First Book Twiglet’s First Birthday in 2015. Children from Canada and across the world can submit their drawings and through a Youth Art Selection Committee, the chosen pieces will be published. The following is a sample from the first book ‘Twiglet’s First Birthday’:
‘On a very sunny day in a secret garden full of wild and wonderful flowers, a small seed pops up from under the ground. This tiny seed uncurls its first leaves and takes the shape of a small twig. Even though she is just a twig, and not very big, her heart is full of hope. Named Twiglet by her fairy friends, she pledges to catch children’s wishes in leaves as big as dishes. We Believe in the Dreams and wishes of children. Help us make them come true.’
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