Learn about the world through The Straits Times scrapbook

Some 30 parent-child pairs learnt to cut and paste their way to greater awareness of current affairs while bonding as a family.

They were at the first scrapbooking workshop organised by The Straits Times on Saturday, which marked the launch of STep: My Year In The News 2014, a colourful binder of activities for children aged nine and up.

The STep scrapbook is available directly from SPH at $49.90. Subscribers of The Straits Times pay the discounted price of $39.90, while Little Red Dot subscribers pay $29.90. For queries or purchases, send an e-mail to davtan@sph.com.sg or ccarmen@sph.com.sg

The folder contains 40 brightly coloured pages of English and values-learning activities pegged to the paper's articles and pictures. Buyers will receive e-mails over the year with digital freebies and additional educational activities.

The scrapbook is a first from the team behind the paper's award-winning young reader magazines, IN and Little Red Dot.

At the workshop, instructors from leading craft retailer PaperMarket taught participants to create personalised pages using newspaper clippings. Participants also received a PaperMarket kit filled with stickers, embellishments, paper, as well as the scrapbook.