ABOUT THE FOUNDER


Writing Sprouts is founded by English educator Edna Wong, who has teaching and curriculum planning experience with both MOE and the private education sector.  She had spent a considerable length of time in the United States, where she received her Masters training and discovered the passion for writing for children.  She's a published writer with several US children magazines. 

Qualifications

  • Masters in Education for Curriculum & Instruction, United States
  • Diploma in Writing for Children, United States
  • ​Alumna of the National Writing Project, United States
  • Post-graduate Teaching Diploma, NIE, Singapore


Some of her favourite children’s books include:
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Holes by Louis Sachar
Love that dog by Sharon Creech


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     “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

                                                                                                                             Toni Morrison



 
HOW WRITING SPROUTS STARTED


Using her formal training and experience in the United States and Singapore, Founder Edna Wong created Writing Sprouts for her favourite people (kids!) to have opportunities to write imaginatively and get published.

Edna has witnessed in her preschool twins, and other children whom she worked with, how the additional step of publishing a child’s writing positively influences the child author and the children audience many folds.

The child author is given a big confidence boost when he sees his story printed in a professional bound book that is accessible to a real audience. With a sense of pride and ownership, the child author would read his published book frequently and he gets encouraged to write more.

The child audience, who reads a book written by his peer, gets the same kind of wonder and excitement knowing that if another child can accomplish this, so can he. The child audience too, is inspired to write his own story.

Publication enhances and completes the reading-writing process. It is not an end point as it magically spurs the child to start the reading-writing cycle again. This phenomenon is exceptional especially for a developing writer.