Enjoying Wonderful Parent-Child Reading Time
Format: Workshop

Mdm Lim Kwee Hua (林季华)
Academy of Singapore Teachers
Mdm Lim Kwee Hua has more than 35 years of teaching experience. She is currently a Principal Master Teacher at the Academy of Singapore Teachers, Ministry of Education. Her main role is to provide training, consultancy and guidance on teaching practices to teachers. Mdm Lim is also a member of the Reading Group under the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning. As a Reading Group member, Mdm Lim has been actively promoting school reading programmes since 2007. Mdm Lim has shared with parents and grandparents on parent-child reading and grandparent-child reading at various platforms. In addition, Mdm Lim has been sharing the joy of reading with children at public libraries since 2013.

Parent-child reading refers to parents reading together with their children. Reading competency mostly begins during early childhood. Early stage education should focus on developing an interest in reading and good reading habits early. However, neither reading nor the formation of good habits is easy. Pre-school children need adult company for reading. Such parent-child reading not only helps to form good reading habits but also strengthens the relationship between parent and child. The speaker, Mdm Lim Kwee Hua, will share how to select suitable reading materials, examples of post-reading activities and demonstrate parent-child reading.