NIVEA Tales facilitates magical moments between a mother and her child through storytelling

Press release
Published April 14th, 2015 - 08:55 GMT

Building on its values of family and motherly love, and based on the eye raising statistic that on average, Arabs only read six pages a year*, NIVEA Creme launches NIVEA Tales. The campaign’s objective is to facilitate caring moments between mothers and their children, and encourage them to read aloud to their child on a regular basis. 

One of the closest and most caring moments between a parent and a child is when putting a child to sleep. The key highlight of this moment is the story told by the parent to the child who takes them both to a wonderful world, and provides a calming and nurturing experience for the child. 

NIVEA Creme is a very unique product, that has been around for a long time and for those that know it, the scent and the feel of it are very distinctive – therefore it is easy to use it to create a moment between mother and child just like storytelling, and this is where the idea of NIVEA Tales came from. 

As part of this campaign, NIVEA produced five short tales which will take children on a dreamlike journey with their mothers, introducing them to different characters, helping them develop and strengthen their memory and teaching them basic life values. NIVEA Tales only take a few minutes to be read meaning parents can experience this magical moment and bond with their child on a regular basis, without having to plan it. 

The stories will convey NIVEA’s core values based on protection, courage, family, trust, care, honesty and authenticity, helping children learn about the world around them. The inspiring tales will be available and handed out to mothers during consumer activations across several locations in the UAE and across the GCC. 

Together with MBC, NIVEA is also launching “Mom tells a story”, a programme which will air on MBC3 and go live on and starting March 26, consisting of six different stories where real mothers will tell the stories alongside children aged one to five. 

Children are curious about life, they memorise very quickly and they are eager to learn new things. In their younger years, children should be exposed to as many books, words, and sounds as possible to develop their language, personality, and creativity skills and most importantly their imagination and this is where books come in. Books are great things to share with children.   

If you want to join the NIVEA Tales:

You can download the NIVEA Tales by visiting NIVEA’s facebook page on Middle East or connect directly to, a new platform where you will also be able to meet the characters, play games, download the stories and much more. 

You can watch “Mom tells a story” on MB3 starting March 26th until May 7th

Sunday to Thursday at 17.30 and 19.30 KSA.

Friday at 19.30 and 20.00 KSA.

Saturday at 15.00 and 20.00 KSA. 

You can also watch the episodes online at and from 26th March until 4th June where parents will also find games and colouring sheets to print out and enjoy with their children. 

Here are some tips to build your storytelling confidence:

Use your face, hands, shoulders and body as much as you can, to show shapes of objects, scenery, actions and feelings. Use mime and gesture to "paint the story", like a picture.

Role-play any dialogue, with characterful voices. The children will learn to identify different characters and their personalities.

Use other sounds, for example, weather sounds, like wind or rain; happening sounds, like explosions or rustling; animal sounds etc. and encourage your child to join in.

Involve your child if you like, ask them questions around the story, or ask them what might be over the page etc.

Background Information


Beiersdorf Middle East is one of more than 150 international affiliates of the cosmetics company Beiersdorf AG which is based in Hamburg, Germany. For over 130 years, we have dedicated ourselves to meeting our consumers’ individual needs and are considered to be the inventors of modern skin care. Our international success is founded on our research and development expertise, our innovative products, and our strong brands. Beiersdorf’s NIVEA is the world’s No.1 skin care brand*. Other names in its successful international brand portfolio include Eucerin, La Prairie, Labello, 8x4, and Hansaplast. Subsidiary tesa SE is one of the world’s leading producers of self-adhesive products and system solutions for industry, craft businesses, and consumers.


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