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  1. Lifestyle - Books - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: learning the meanings depends on the book

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

    ... Doggy Slippers is the first in the book. It is accompanied by a cartoonish drawing of a pony-tailed, wide-eyed girl looking up towards the reader from a vast and sparse room. It reads: "I ...

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    Between the lines: showing children how to cope with adversity

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

    ... into the different approaches of those with high AQ and those with low AQ when presented with the same challenge. In the beginning, they find a big room full of "magical cheese" that makes them happy and contented. But when supplies dwindle, the mice resolve to look elsewhere in the maze for more cheese, while the little people keep returning to the empty room to rue the loss ...

  3. 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

    ... games in his room. Our training workshops comprise two classes one week apart. At the end of the first class, we give parents two books to take home, and ask them to read aloud to their children ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Get swept up in your children's play-acting

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 06:17pm by Annie Ho

    ... into a picture book illustrated by Axel Scheffler. And thus began a successful partnership that continues after two decades and more than a dozen books, including The Gruffalo, Tiddler and Room ... invariably involves using our sofa as a fire engine, castle, or spaceship. Last week, we joined a group of friends and their children for KidsFest's live theatre performance of Room ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Pick up a good book and power down in peace

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... and being rather unproductive. In one study, Rosen put two groups of teenagers in separate rooms. Both groups were asked to stay there while waiting to go to another area to participate in a study. In fact, the study was observing the two groups while they waited. Both groups were told that mobile phone use in the rooms was prohibited. The first group was permitted to keep their phones ...

  6. 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

    ... book starts with simple crayon drawings of a floor plan of a girl's room, then progresses to more and more complex renderings of her street, town, country and, finally, the world. Maps ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Warhol exhibition a lesson in materialism

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... a replica of a silver-walled room in which we may wander around and see photos of Warhol and his collaborators at work. This part of the gallery also includes the Silver Clouds art installation in which silver cloud-shaped balloons float freely about a glass-walled room, ready for visitors to play in. The second gallery shows works from the last two decades of Warhol's life. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: children's picture books

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

    ... experience. The process is so different from the image I always had in my mind: a writer and an artist working closely together in a sun-filled, bookshelf-lined room in a quaint country cottage. ... manuscript for Goodnight Moon may have begun with: "A wee bunny by the moonlight / was ready to say good night / to his room which was green / and his painting with a funny scene." ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: How to survive in an over-connected world

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... or "post". Have regular family discussions where there are no technology devices nearby. Limit technology use to the living room or other communal areas, and take 10 minute breaks for every hour ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the Lines: Build your own family tradition

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... Annie Ho familypost@scmp.com Illustrated books bring beloved ballet to life I love the Christmas season and find comfort and joy in welcoming the same things every year, such as a fragrant fir tree in our living room and a turkey lunch at home with my family on Christmas Day. Two years ago, we had a family lunch at The Peninsula and saw its beautiful display of Santa's ...




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