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​2015 Early Read Expert Series Workshops

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BUILDING BLOCKS FOR SUCCESSFUL MATHEMATICAL THINKING FROM THE EARLY YEARS BY MS PEGGY ZEE (JUL 2015)

The 2015 Early Read Expert Series organised by ECDA and NLB kick-started with a workshop on numeracy by Ms Peggy Zee.

Ms Peggy Zee conducted an Expert Series Workshop to parents on 11 July 2015 at Woodlands Regional Library. Titled "Building Blocks for Successful Mathematical Thinking from Early Years", the workshop focused on providing parents with strategies on how to develop young children's numeracy skills! This workshop saw a full house that Saturday and parents went home with new numeracy tips to try out with their children.

To download the presentation slides by Peggy, please click here.
There is also a list of supporting reading materials. Books are available in various library branches. Please click here to download the reading list.

Ms Peggy explaining the math concept of magnitude to attentive parents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


 


 

​Peggy explaining the concept of magnitude to attentive parents.

Children were engaged with hands-on materials and interactive demonstrations 

Children were engaged with hands-on materials and interactive demonstrations!

 

NURTURING EARLY LITERACY BY MS PATRICIA KOH (AUG 2015)

In the second workshop of the Early Read Expert Series, Ms Patricia Koh conducted a workshop on Nurturing Early Literacy in Little Ones. Held on 15 August at the Bishan Public Library, many of the parents were taken in by the engaging session and the variety of books for children. The workshop focused on providing parents with simple ways to create a print-rich environment with lots of language experiences! Like the first workshop, it saw a full house that Saturday and parents went home armed with books and tips to make their child's early literacy experiences meaningful.

To download the presentation slides by Patricia, please click here.
There is also a list of supporting reading materials. Books are available in various library branches. Please click here to download the reading list.


Nurturing Early Literacy

Ms Patricia Koh using books to help children build their vocabulary.
Making books come alive with "Dear Zoo" by Rod Campbell
Using "Dear Zoo" by Rod Campbell, Ms Patricia Koh demonstrates how to make books come alive for children!

  

OPTIMISING YOUR INFANT AND TODDLER'S BRAIN AND HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT BY MS PUSPA SIVAN (SEP 2015)

September was an information-packed month as we conducted two Expert Series workshops back-to-back! In the third installment of the Early Read Expert Series, Ms Puspa Sivan spoke about optimising infant's and toddler's brain and holistic development. Held on 12 September at the Jurong Regional Library, Ms Puspa's years of experience working with young children and passion for nurturing them clearly shone through. She delivered an engaging session peppered with many practical strategies and stories. The workshop gave parents an understanding of the early years, the behaviours of infants and toddlers, as well as the importance of emotional stability and secure attachments for a child to learn and develop. Parents were equipped with tips on how to be responsive caregivers and learnt ways to build up their little ones!

To download the presentation slides by Puspa, please click here.
There is also a list of supporting reading materials. Books are available in various library branches. Please click here to download the reading list.


Puspa Expert Series Workshop 1
Ms Puspa sharing with parents that they need to understand their children in order to support their development.​
Puspa Expert Series workshop 2
​Ms Puspa explaining how the infant's brain establishes neuron connections.
 

HOW DOES YOUR CHILD LEARN TO HEAR AND TALK? (SEP 2015)

Curious about supporting your child's speech and language development? On 19 September, Ms Naomi Wong, Senior Speech and Language Therapist at the ENT- Head and Neck Surgery Centre at the National University Hospital, conducted the fourth Expert Series talk on this topic. In her talk, Ms Naomi shared the differences between speech and language and the language developmental milestones that the children in different age groups can attain. She also provided activities that parents can do with their child to develop their language abilities.

To download the presentation slides by Ms Naomi, please click here.
There is also a list of supporting reading materials. Books are available in various library branches. Please click here to download the reading list.

Ms Wong explaining developmental milestones
Ms Wong explaining the developmental milestones for a child's listening and talking skills.


Picture books for reading to children 

Azizah, librarian, introducing some picture books that parents can read to their children to encourage them to verbalise their thoughts.

  

 

RARING TO GO - PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR P1 (OCT 2015)

Conducted by Ms Chiam Lee Meng (Principal) and Mrs Selva (LH/EL) of Woodlands Ring Primary School on 10 October, the workshop shared with parents how they can support their child as they transit into Primary 1. In this fully subscribed workshop, parents were grouped together in this engaging session and introduced to the latest programmes and curriculum of the primary school education system. Parents were introduced to a set of educational materials used in primary schools for supporting children's learning. Ms Chiam even dished out practical advice on how parents can prepare themselves for this new phase in their child's life.

To download the presentation slides by Ms Chiam, please click here.
There is also a list of supporting reading materials. Books are available in various library branches. Please click here to download the reading list.

APPLE
​Ms Lee encouraging parents to value their children using "APPLE". As the APPLE of your eye, Appreciate your child's efforts, Praise, Play, Listen, and Encourage him or her!
STELLAR
Mrs Selva sharing about the STELLAR (STrategies for English Language Learning And Reading) programme which uses research-based teaching strategies and age-appropriate materials to engage children in learning.
  

RAISING MEDIA-WISE CHILDREN IN THE DIGITAL AGE (NOV 2015)

Ms Carol Loi from the Media and Development Authority (MDA) shared with parent useful advice and practical strategies on how children's media literacy and cyber wellness. Parents brought back ideas on healthy habits they should inculcate in their children when using various forms of media and tips on how to access online websites and games that their children are exposed to.

To download the list of supporting reading materials, please click here.

Presentation slides from the workshop are also available here.



Appropriate use of media
Ms Loi sharing practical advice on how parents can support children's appropriate use of media in an encouraging way.
Typical media used today
Ms Loi introducing to parents the various types of media that children are exposed to in today's world.

 

LIVE FACEBOOK CHAT: PARENTING IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Are you concerned about the impact of media on your pre-schooler? Are you Are you thinking about what boundaries to set for your family? Here is a chance for you to consult experts via social media, in real time.

Find out more here.

MDA FB chat eDM


 

SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES (DEC 2015)

Conducted by Ms Lim Chun Yi, Senior Occupational Therapist at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), the workshop addressed parents' concerns on supporting children with learning disabilities. Ms Lim shared different ways to identify children who are at risk of learning difficulties, and also the different strategies to provide a supportive environment for children with learning differences.

To download the presentation slides by Ms Lim, please click here.

There is also a list of supporting reading materials. Books are available in various library branches. Please click here to download the reading list.

Workshop by Ms Lim Chun Yi on Supporting Children with Learning Difficulties.

Ms Lim explaining why some children have difficulties
with learning, and that different children process information differently.
Sharing with parents different types of learning difficulties.
​Ms Lim sharing with parents the different type of learning difficulties, apart from the most commonly known dyslexia.
  

 

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