Imagination knows no limits and as the #UAEReads campaign gains momentum, the ongoing Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) has launched a Fairytale Maze, a unique glow-in-the-dark installation that forms a main part of the literary fair.
Being hosted at Expo Centre Sharjah until April 30, the special feature is introducing children to the magical world of classical children’s literature by taking them on a journey through the classics.
Geared towards youngsters aged six-years and over, the Fairytale Maze introduces much-loved stories such as Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, Ali Baba and Jack and the Beanstalk to little ones through the use of vivid neon imagery that illuminates a magical maze-like space.
“We built the Fairytale Maze not only to inspire and entertain, but also to take young people on a tactile journey that leads them through the world’s most famous classical children’s stories, teaching them about the tales along the way. It’s been a major hit with our young visitors so far, with its glowing mushrooms on the walls and shimmering coins on the floor seeming to be the most popular elements,” said Manal Rayes, Founder and CEO of ‘The Garage Kids’.
Children journeying through the Fairytale Maze are guided along the way by English and Arabic narration that touches on the stories and imagery they see as they walk.
Children visiting SCRF 2016 can take a trip through the Fairytale maze at any time during the festival’s 11 days.