Children are in for a treat at the Hong Kong Book Fair, with a series of programmes lined up for them. The British Council is one of the organisations providing children's programmes. A booth will be set up at the Children's Paradise pavilion to promote learning English through reading. Many parents in Hong Kong are anxious about their children's education, making it stressful for them to learn. 'We aim to help young children and their parents with ways to learn English more enjoyably and effectively,' said Fiona Bland, senior kindergarten teacher with the British Council. British Council teachers will occasionally be at the booth to provide advice to parents and children on learning the language, while Roly Mo, a popular character from BBC's CBeebies channel, will read stories to children today at 6.45pm. Children will also be able to enter organised games to win prizes such as courses from the British Council. The British Council will hold three parents' workshops from Friday to Sunday from 11.30am to 1pm each day. Experienced teachers will share effective methods to help children learn English through story books. Children from deprived families will also be able to participate in the book fair and they will be given money allowances to purchase books. St James' Settlement, a social services agency, is collaborating with Sun Hung Kai Properties and the Partnership Fund to provide the Summer Bookworms Programme 2009, a sub-project of the Grant-in-aid Brightens Children's Lives Charity Project by St James' Settlement. This programme will provide deprived primary and secondary school students with HK$200 to buy books at the fair. Children will be required to submit a study report on one of the books. 'We hope that this programme will broaden children's horizons by participating in this large event, fully utilise their summer holidays, brush up their language proficiency, enrich their knowledge of other fields by reading different genres of books and build up their sense of financial management,' said Wing Chan, manager of the Grant-in-aid project.