Singapore University of Social Sciences

Writing and Publishing for Young Children

Writing and Publishing for Young Children (ECE351)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Students will be introduced to the world of children’s literature, including its types and genres. Opportunities are given for them to investigate the fundamentals of plot, structure, voice, characterization and dialogue that make up a good story for young children. They will examine various ways of communicating with young children and write a picture book or an article for publication.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Historical development of children's literature
  • Examination of major forms and genres
  • The process of writing and illustrating children’s books - fiction
  • The process of writing and illustrating children’s books - non-fiction
  • Explore imagination in children’s literature
  • Compare and critique the characteristics of award winning children’s literature
  • How to communicate with children via children’s literature
  • Developing story ideas that work
  • The target group, context and content for writing
  • Writers and illustrators for children’s books
  • The process of editing
  • The process of publishing

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the development of children’s literature.
  • Use the major genres of children’s literature
  • Distinguish the different genres of children’s books
  • Apply the fundamentals of writing and publishing for children
  • Design activities to communicate main features of books and create stories for age and developmentally appropriate books
  • Plan and write picture/ big books and relate them to lessons for children’s learning
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