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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: fathers who read to children are positive role models

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:45am by PERCIE WONG

    ... children aged five to seven take their first steps in programming. ScratchJr is a free app based on MIT's Scratch programming language, which is a popular choice for older children learning ... this year. MIT says ScratchJr involves more than learning to program; it promises parents that children will also be developing their maths, problem-solving and language skills. "Coding ...

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    Between the lines: encourage your child to read over the summer break

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by PERCIE WONG

    ... reminders of childhood moments. Cantonese speakers may be interested in children's storytelling sessions and a talk for parents on June 21 at the Central Library by children's book author ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: stories build bonds between father and child

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:51am by Annie Ho

    ... For truth stranger than fiction, Martin Jenkins' The Emperor's Egg tells the true story of male emperor penguins in simple, engaging and sing-song language. The devotion of father penguins ...

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    Between the lines: why bilingualism is child's play

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:04am by Annie Ho

    ... on their respective areas of expertise- emotional quotient and intelligence quotient- and the role of each in language acquisition. The US researchers, who have accumulated a vast amount of data on how babies ... Language is not the same as communication. Babies can cry to communicate their needs, but until they are able to think about, play with and use words, they have no language skills. Language allows ...

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    Between the lines: children's books that celebrate the power of language

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... vocabulary, which explore concepts like "consequences". Jamie Lee Curtis, the Hollywood actress, celebrates the power of language in her eighth children's picture book, Big Words ... drawings by acclaimed illustrator Jane Dyer, this book helps define grown-up concepts in language that children can understand. For trustworthy, Rosenthal writes: "Trustworthy means, if you ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: learning the meanings depends on the book

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:18pm by Annie Ho

    ... younger daughter wants to know what something is, her big sister simply gives an English or Chinese translation (depending on what language they're conversing in) rather than provide ... is her sister gives the Cantonese translation This pint-sized book was first published in 1952, and it's amusing to compare these definitions with the modern dictionary versions. In A Hole ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between The Lines: Language Acquisition

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho familypost@scmp.com Want to pick up a language? Read all about it Once in a while, I meet someone who turns my long-held beliefs on their head. Dr Stephen Krashen is one of these people. Krashen, the author of more than 350 academic papers, developed the first comprehensive theory of second-language acquisition. He could have a spectacular career as a stand-up comic if he ...

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    Between the lines: illustrator Anthony Browne creates a classic on a theme

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 09:07pm by Annie Ho

    ... The neighbourhoods they live in, how they dress and their body language make it obvious these two families have very different backgrounds. First the dogs run around together, and soon the children start ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: reading aloud with children can transform their lives

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 07:26pm by Annie Ho

    ... homes used discrete interrogative questions. Middle-class families use the same language patterns as schools, so their children develop the skills needed to learn the way that schools teach. More than one study has reinforced the finding that children of professional parents hear 30 million more words by age three than children from low-income households. Language patterns ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Chinese picture book award sparks hope for genre

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Timeless tomes transcend time and place Yu Liqiong's A New Year's Reunion carries the distinction of being a Chinese-language picture book that won accolades before and after its translation into English. The Chinese-language version was winner of the Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award in 2009. Its English translation won ...




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