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Between the Lines | Is there a right way to deal with a sleepless child who wants to share mum’s bed?

A Hong Kong mother seeks advice on helping her daughter stay asleep, having discovered from friends a wide variance in how they handle the issue, from indulgence to hiring a child therapist

28 Mar 2016 - 10:36AM
Is there a right way to deal with a sleepless child who wants to share mum’s bed?

A Hong Kong mother seeks advice on helping her daughter stay asleep, having discovered from friends a wide variance in how they handle the issue, from indulgence to hiring a child therapist

Between the Lines | How young children learn to enjoy reading

Nurturing a lifelong love of reading is more about the quality of books than the quantity

29 Feb 2016 - 10:00PM
How young children learn to enjoy reading

Nurturing a lifelong love of reading is more about the quality of books than the quantity

Vocal heroes: how children of all ages benefit from being read to

Reading aloud to older children allows them to experience what fluent reading sounds like, and they carry that fluidity into their own reading

26 Jan 2016 - 12:16AM
Vocal heroes: how children of all ages benefit from being read to

Reading aloud to older children allows them to experience what fluent reading sounds like, and they carry that fluidity into their own reading

If ever there was a classic children’s book, Alice in Wonderland is it

Lewis Carroll’s fantastical story launched the children’s literary genre, so it’s fitting it has been celebrated in so many ways during 2015, the 150th anniversary of its first publication.

27 Dec 2015 - 5:09PM
If ever there was a classic children’s book, Alice in Wonderland is it

Lewis Carroll’s fantastical story launched the children’s literary genre, so it’s fitting it has been celebrated in so many ways during 2015, the 150th anniversary of its first publication.

Between the Lines | Hong Kong kids can benefit from reading quality books

Age-appropriate original tales will help build children’s literacy skills

1 Dec 2015 - 6:00AM
Hong Kong kids can benefit from reading quality books

Age-appropriate original tales will help build children’s literacy skills

How high-quality picture books can encourage kids to read more

High-quality children's picture books are the building blocks to a lifelong love of reading. When I disparage commercial products in book form that are based on cartoon characters, my friends protest, insisting their children love storybook versions of their favourite animated TV series.

20 Oct 2015 - 4:00AM
How high-quality picture books can encourage kids to read more

High-quality children's picture books are the building blocks to a lifelong love of reading. When I disparage commercial products in book form that are based on cartoon characters, my friends protest, insisting their children love storybook versions of their favourite animated TV series.

How to teach difference between words and thoughts (Inside Out helps)
The best books for children under 12 who've outgrown kids' books

Parents make a mistake by giving their children classic books to read when they are too young to deal with the subject matter.

24 Aug 2015 - 10:27PM
The best books for children under 12 who've outgrown kids' books

Parents make a mistake by giving their children classic books to read when they are too young to deal with the subject matter.

Seeing is believing: encouraging your kids to read won't work if you don't

Some parents think reading is for the elite or that their own tastes in reading lack sophistication, but children who see parents enjoying reading are likelier to develop good reading habits.

14 Jul 2015 - 7:00AM
Seeing is believing: encouraging your kids to read won't work if you don't

Some parents think reading is for the elite or that their own tastes in reading lack sophistication, but children who see parents enjoying reading are likelier to develop good reading habits.

Two books that teach children how to help others

Authors help children to see a way of life and financial circumstance that is completely different from their own.

30 Jun 2015 - 6:03AM
Two books that teach children how to help others

Authors help children to see a way of life and financial circumstance that is completely different from their own.

Parents need to agree about how to raise children. Here's a book that helps

Do some parents confuse their own painful feelings with their child's, thinking that the child is in more trouble than he actually is? Boundaries with Kids sets out to answer such questions.

2 Jun 2015 - 6:48AM
Parents need to agree about how to raise children. Here's a book that helps

Do some parents confuse their own painful feelings with their child's, thinking that the child is in more trouble than he actually is? Boundaries with Kids sets out to answer such questions.

Five children's books about Paris that inspire Hong Kong family to visit
Why unsupervised play benefits children

"Play is the most efficient driver of learning for children. This is as true of their cognitive development as their physical and emotional development." These statements introduce a chapter on remembering to play in Teach Your Children Well, by child psychologist Dr Madeline Levine.

7 Apr 2015 - 2:18PM
Why unsupervised play benefits children

"Play is the most efficient driver of learning for children. This is as true of their cognitive development as their physical and emotional development." These statements introduce a chapter on remembering to play in Teach Your Children Well, by child psychologist Dr Madeline Levine.

Fiction unlocks a more meaningful world for young readers

My love of reading and all that I've gained from it define me as much as my relationship and life experiences. I am confident that my children will also be shaped by the books in their lives and by the rich reading environment in which they are being raised. 

10 Mar 2015 - 6:06AM
Fiction unlocks a more meaningful world for young readers

My love of reading and all that I've gained from it define me as much as my relationship and life experiences. I am confident that my children will also be shaped by the books in their lives and by the rich reading environment in which they are being raised. 

Six great Lunar New Year story books for children
Reading to children improves their cognitive abilities
Discussing books with children improves their creative writing skills

Children need to talk about the books they read to understand them better.

15 Dec 2014 - 5:40PM
Discussing books with children improves their creative writing skills

Children need to talk about the books they read to understand them better.

The joys of letter writing
18 Nov 2014 - 10:29AM
The joys of letter writing
Quirky humour in children's picture books is a nod to the past
Sustained silent reading can improve literacy
Book offers an antidote to intensive mothering
Between the lines: teach your child to celebrate being different

I recently had coffee with friends who were emigrating to a small town in Australia.

31 Jul 2014 - 6:57PM
Between the lines: teach your child to celebrate being different

I recently had coffee with friends who were emigrating to a small town in Australia.

Between the lines: The joy of book series

I am an advocate for parent-child reading, so my children are in the habit of bringing books to grown-ups for them to read out loud.

1 Jul 2014 - 9:41AM
Between the lines: The joy of book series

I am an advocate for parent-child reading, so my children are in the habit of bringing books to grown-ups for them to read out loud.

Between the lines: stories build bonds between father and child
Between the lines: children's book critic Leonard Marcus to visit city

Leonard Marcus is a living encyclopedia of children's literature who shares his knowledge through the many books that he has written, analysing the authors and artists who have created some of the genre's greatest works. He has reviewed children's books for The Washington Post and The New York Times, judged multiple book awards and curated exhibitions.

20 May 2014 - 9:39AM
Between the lines: children's book critic Leonard Marcus to visit city

Leonard Marcus is a living encyclopedia of children's literature who shares his knowledge through the many books that he has written, analysing the authors and artists who have created some of the genre's greatest works. He has reviewed children's books for The Washington Post and The New York Times, judged multiple book awards and curated exhibitions.

Between the lines: the Confucian way
Between the lines: explaining Easter's message to children

To me, Easter is all about children's games, arts and crafts. This year's activities included making Easter bonnets, egg decorating, and countless egg hunts.

22 Apr 2014 - 10:45AM
Between the lines: explaining Easter's message to children

To me, Easter is all about children's games, arts and crafts. This year's activities included making Easter bonnets, egg decorating, and countless egg hunts.

Between the lines: why bilingualism is child's play

A power couple in neuroscience, professors Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff were in Hong Kong recently to give a talk on their respective areas of expertise - emotional quotient and intelligence quotient - and the role of each in language acquisition.

25 Mar 2014 - 10:04AM
Between the lines: why bilingualism is child's play

A power couple in neuroscience, professors Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff were in Hong Kong recently to give a talk on their respective areas of expertise - emotional quotient and intelligence quotient - and the role of each in language acquisition.

Between the lines: how illustrators use lyrics to inspire
Between the lines: children of all ages love to read about dinosaurs
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