Teachers’, Mums’ and Dads’ Page!
Hello! As you’ve probably gathered, I’m a huge fan of reading and writing, and I’m especially passionate about getting kids OFF digital games and toys and INTO books! So here are:
- an article published in the SCMP Education Post on March 28, 2017: http://www.educationpost.com.hk/resources/parents-guide/170328-sponsored-feature-children-should-spend-more-time-reading-books-and-less-time-using-gadgets-says-panellist
- a lecture I gave at Western Academy Beijing in April 2014 about how to create great readers and writers in the digital age: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuIP9ocxxcs
- a video made at RTHK here in Hong Kong, where I talk about how to create great writers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-mx55zfLE8
- a series of articles published in Little Star Magazine in 2014 about How to Create Bookworms in the Digital Age. I’ve got Twelve Top Tips to help you – so please do take a look and let me know what your experience has taught you, as it’s really important we all collaborate to get kids back to books!
Article One: How to Create Bookworms in the Digital Age
Top Tip 1: Never Force your Child to Read
Top Tip 2: Be a Good Role Model and Top Tip 3: The Magic of Reading Aloud
Top Tip 4: Make your Home a Reading Haven and Top Tip 5: Give your Child a Sense of Ownership
Top Tip 6: Take an Interest in What your Child is Reading and Top Tip 7: Finding that Special Subject
Top Tip 8: Build Family Outings around Books, Top Tip 9: Rank Bribery and Corruption! and Top Tip 10: Set Aside some Family Time and Turn Off the Tech!
Top Tip 11: Sneaking in Reading under the Radar and Top Tip 12: Make Digital Technology your Reading Ally
And finally: A Brave New Year’s Resolution!