BMABHK X FOCUS: The Art and the Science of Home Support
Join Bring Me A Book Hong Kong (BMABHK) and FOCUS for a two-part series on reading and writing where we will explore the “art” of helping your child at home and the “science” of why parent support is important both for academic skills and parent-child relationships.
Part 1: The Art and Science of Reading to your Child
Date: May 25, 2021 (Tue)
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Format: via Zoom
Fee: Free for BMABHK Member / non-member HKD$200
In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a policy statement “prescribing” daily reading to children from infancy because “reading aloud is one of the most important things parents and teachers can do with children.” Reading aloud builds vocabulary, print awareness, fluency, and enjoyment of reading.
In this collaboration between BMABHK and FOCUS, we will share strategies parents can use at home to strengthen language skills, literacy development, and the parent-child relationship, by reading aloud, talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books. Reading together with your child can also provide early clues that something may be amiss with your child’s language and literacy development.
Don’t miss this practical session where you will learn how to:
• Do a powerful read aloud
• Overcome common challenges with reading aloud
• Support reluctant readers
• Find the right “trigger” book different types of readers
• Recognize developmental “red flags”
• Find the right support for a struggling reader
Pia Wong, Executive Director, BMABHK
Rebecca Bush, Certified reading specialist and special needs teacher.
This session is appropriate for all parents of preschool through primary-age children.
Part 2: What makes written assignments so challenging?
Date: June 8, 2021 (Tue)
Time: 8:30-10:00 AM
Format: via Zoom
“I don’t know what to write!” Is there any parent who hasn’t heard that frustrated statement from a child?
Writing can be one of the most challenging tasks for school aged children. Many cognitive processes are engaged when writing narrative texts, responding to literature, or writing about various content areas.
In this session, Trena Rauner, MAT, MA, will highlight recent research on writing instruction and help us better understand the complex writing process and how to help a child communicate his/her knowledge in writing with less anxiety.
In the session, you will engage with a writing assignment to see it from your child’s perspective and discuss:
• The challenges children face when asked to write
• Strategies to help your child unpack his/her writing assignments
• Tools to help them plan, organize, and revise their writing with more confidence
Trena Rauner – Guest Speaker resides in USA
This session is appropriate for parents of school age children 10+ and teenager.