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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: why bilingualism is child's play

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

    ... learn, have presented their findings not only to the Education Bureau, but also to the Clinton and Obama administrations, as well as governments and school boards across Europe and the US. ... If the best students are those who exhibit strong language skills and inhibitory control, then bilingual students will have a better chance of success in school. For a more in-depth study, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1456247/between-lines-why-bilingualism-childs-play
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: how illustrators use lyrics to inspire

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:14am by Annie Ho

    ... upbeat they beg to be belted out and clapped en masse in church or in school. Knick-Knack Paddywhack, a moving-parts book, is a great interpretation of a humorous song that I have been singing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1445358/between-lines-how-illustrators-use-lyrics-inspire
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: children of all ages love to read about dinosaurs

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:32am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Take some big steps back in time My daughters and I joined a dozen of their friends on a visit to the Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum during the last school holidays. Our expectations were low but, to our surprise, it was a world-class educational experience that kept the group entertained for an entire morning. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1434177/between-lines-children-all-ages-love-read-about-dinosaurs
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: books with all the answers for young, inquiring minds

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 10:34pm by Annie Ho

    ... not have to do the school run or be home for dinner every day.) But on the flip side, nine days gave us some time to learn more about each other. Not only was I able to observe how my children ... Harris takes real questions from hundreds of primary-school children and has them answered by world-class experts in the relevant field. Chef Heston Blumenthal, naturalist Sir David Attenborough, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1404615/between-lines-books-all-answers-young-inquiring-minds
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    Between the lines: showing children how to cope with adversity

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:21pm by Annie Ho

    ... would come to her birthday party; but when lots of mice showed up, she worried that there wouldn't be enough cake. By the time the first day of school arrived, Wemberly had a long list ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1393212/between-lines-showing-children-how-cope-adversity
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: Kids go ape over shapes with award-winning illustrator

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 08:42am by Annie Ho

    ... to distinguish children from local or international schools. For example, when presented with an inverted triangle with rounded corners, the local schoolchildren interpreted the shape more literally, as a stone or an ice-cream cone. Those from international schools, on the other hand, saw the shape as the side profile of a duck's head, or even "an upside-down princess ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1359429/between-lines-kids-go-ape-over-shapes-award-winning
  7. 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. ... and vocabulary are connected to reading comprehension, so low-income children face increased challenges once they enter school and start learning to read. When low-income parents spend a few minutes each ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1347389/between-lines-reading-aloud-children-can-transform-their
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: reading together helps families bond and grow

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 06:32pm by Annie Ho

    ... primary schools and community centres. When I see the sweet and earnest faces of the children, I can't help but wonder about their future. How many of them will break out of their economic ... on after-school tutorial classes for their children. They do so in the misguided belief that more tutorials lead directly to better school grades and, ultimately, success in life. The after-school classes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1336608/between-lines-reading-together-helps-families-bond-and
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

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

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

    ... in the same cookie context in a whole series of books about going to school, love and Christmas. For primary school children, Lee Bennett Hopkins' Wonderful Words: Poems about Reading, Writing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1326480/between-lines-childrens-books-celebrate-power-language
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Taiwan author's modern fables teach kids to be themselves

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... rushing to finish the morning routine and head to school. At school, she is constantly told to eat her lunch or finish her worksheets faster. Rather than share a tale about the misfortunes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1316053/taiwan-authors-modern-fables-teach-kids-be-themselves

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