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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    A test of characters

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong life@scmp.com Dyslexia in Chinese children is of a different nature from that in Western children and requires a specialist approach characters Amy Li's heart aches whenever ... schoolwork. Like many children with dyslexia, Alex cannot read fluently, nor write to dictation even after putting in enormous effort. He omits or adds extra strokes to the characters when copying, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - TECHNOLOGY

    Children using touch-screen technology

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by LY-ANN TAN

    ... Tan Ly-ann familypost@scmp.com Tablet technology is increasingly popular as a means of keeping young children occupied, but it presents risks along with advantages Screen of consciousness ... have taken off since the release of the first iPad. It's unlikely that tablet makers had toddlers in mind when they developed the gadgets, but young children have gravitated to the new ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Learning to break rules isn't all bad

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... of The Kelly Yang Project, an after-school programme for children in Hong Kong. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Law School. kelly@kellyyang.com ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: There's a lot for little ones to learn in the kitchen

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by KRIS GIENGER

    ... down and push writing too much. Teachers need time to help children develop how they describe their world just by talking about it. They need to learn how to express their viewpoint orally ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Tips on toughening up your child

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau familypost@scmp.com Family therapist Iris Chau Yuen-fan and psychologist Stephen Mann Ka-fai offer a few tips for raising children who will be able to stand up to the hard knocks of life.   Let children make decisions for themselves as early as possible. Give small children two choices to give them a taste of taking charge of their own life.     Help youngsters ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stop boring our children at school

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Philip Yeung laments the failure of our education system to excite our children's imagination and spark their love- and joy- of learning Curiosity killed When the great Canadian short story writer Alice Munro was asked what makes her happy, she gave this simple reply: "It's being interested." By this definition, many of our students, bored silly ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    How parents can inspire love of books among children

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh mabel.sieh@scmp.com Parents play a key role in developing their children's passion for reading, but it must be encouraged and not forced, writes Mabel Sieh The books ... a novel about three Dublin girls in their 20s. Her first published book Kids Can Cook came in 1997, followed by many more books for both children and adults sold in different countries including ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Illustrated books open children's minds to a world full of wonders

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 11:09am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Illustrated books open children's minds to a world full of wonders The fact that life extends far beyond Hong Kong pervades our home. We have a toy globe, a desk mat printed with a map of the world and framed photos from my children's visits abroad. This global awareness hasn't stopped my elder daughter from telling her friends while ...

  9. Dropping student rolls slash profits for firms

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... good, we couldn't accept companies' orders as we didn't have enough time to fulfil all the school orders,' Lam said. 'Now we do even small orders for children ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Children can help save the elephants

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Children can inspire a ban on ivory to save the elephants Congratulations to Celia Ho for her excellent letter ("Ivory market an example of inhumanity", October 3). While she ... involved. Children have the right to decide the future of their planet, especially when adults fail to be smart enough. It may sound too simple and candid for some, but who better to talk ...




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