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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Quirky humour in children's picture books is a nod to the past

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:06pm by Annie Ho

    ... children's books and empowering parents and educators to read aloud with children for future success in school and life.  bringmeabook.org.hk ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Steer youngsters to adopt healthy tech habits

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:27am by GWENETH REHNBORG

    ... Gweneth Rehnborg life@scmp.com Set healthy limits on tech use Most parents worry about the safety of their children more than just about anything else. But according to visiting US occupational therapist Cris Rowan, keeping them quietly entertained indoor ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Sustained silent reading can improve literacy

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:33am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Why it helps to read in silence My daughter and her kindergarten buddies are adjusting well to Grade One and life in a "big kids' school". They are learning new skills to develop their independence and self-reliance. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Parents need to limit children's screen time

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:40am by PERCIE WONG

    ... Percie Wong life@scmp.com Screen time for youngsters: how much is too much? Is it OK to give my three-year-old daughter an educational phone app when she starts to cry at a restaurant to calm her down and avoid causing a scene? I am noticing more and more children as young as two years of age with their own iPhones or iPads. It is common to see parents engaged in social ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Book offers an antidote to intensive mothering

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:23am by Annie Ho

    ... of sleep, personal care and leisure, ever since 1985. Educated at-home mums have turned motherhood into a profession. "The inertia of going along with doing what everyone else is doing becomes ...

  6. 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

    ... notes on a webpage that there has been a marked increase in girls' academic achievement in the past 40 years. Sadly, educators have also documented a decrease in the academic achievements ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    How to get the most from e-books

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by PERCIE WONG

    ... or e-reader, may seem to present the best way for young children to improve their reading. But according to a study presented by the American Educational Research Association conference this year, ... are part of the positive reading experience. The process of reading aloud creates a special shared time for parent and child. Even as we welcome the evolution of apps that entertain and educate ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: teach your child to celebrate being different

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho life@scmp.com Books that celebrate being different are crucial for children I recently had coffee with friends who were emigrating to a small town in Australia. Aside from envying how the idyllic environment would influence the positive growth of ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: The joy of book series

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Annie Ho

    ... books made specifically for new readers. Books for new readers generally use large fonts to display sight words, and they tend to be created by educators rather than authors and illustrators. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

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

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

    ... Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs come to mind. In his 2004 book The Power of Reading, Stephen Krashen, an education researcher and professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, ... Tom Liu and Taiwan educator Sarah Ko. There will also be sessions in Putonghua using Feng Zikain's award-winning books. For more information, go to bringmeabook.org.hk Percie Wong ...




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