Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Ain Region, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) presents the Creativity Corner, as part of the 10th edition of Al Ain Book Fair (AABF), which will once again feature a selection of workshops and educational activities for children in co-operation with some of the most prominent government and private educational institutions.
A dynamic programme specially curated for children aged 6-12, the Creativity Corner will present creative sessions and workshops throughout the 10-day book fair from 23rd September – 2nd October, at the Al Ain Convention Centre.
Abdullah Majed Al Ali, Acting Executive Director of the National Library Sector, DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “The Creativity Corner at Al Ain Book Fair is aimed at inspiring young minds through a rich programme filled with critical thinking skills and educational activities. At the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, we are delighted to provide children with an opportunity to indulge into the world of knowledge while creating an empowered and intellectually-stimulating environment.”
With seven categories based on an innovative approach that brings edification, education and entertainment together under one roof, this year’s Creativity Corner will host a Comics Section, the Reading Section, the Science Planet, the Intelligence Challenge, science shows, live performance shows and competitions.
The Comics Section will introduce comic art to children as branches of visual art which incorporates reading with sequential art. Cartoonist Matt Smith will lead sessions and workshops for children and teenagers instructing them on how to plan comics, draw their own original characters and more.
The Reading Section will encourage reading through different genres, styles and more and will have sessions supported and hosted by United Arab Emirates University and the Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan Future Generations Society.
The Science Planet section uses fun scientific experiments to allow children to better understand themselves and their surroundings and the activities are designed for children aged 7 and above. Activities include Build Your Own Flying Vehicle/ Alternative Energy Car, The Mars Spacecraft Challenge and Animal World.
The Intelligence Challenge section will encourage children to stimulate their problem solving abilities with riddles and creative thinking challenges. Activities are designed for children aged 7 and above.