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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

The Teachers and Parents track provides teachers, educators, and parents with the skills and knowledge to engage children and young adults with stories and books. AFCC programmes under this track focus on developing early literacy, imparting a love for reading and books, and supporting language and literacy development from early childhood (ages 1–6) to primary school levels (ages 7–12).

An AFCC Festival Pass gives you full access to these sessions and more!

26 May (Thursday)

AFCC Keynote: Light Up with Literature!
26 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Panel |L16, The Pod
Angie Chew Kamini Ramachandran Neil Humphreys Kim Beeman
Novel Initiatives to Learn Mother Tongue Languages
26 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Darran Kuah Mohini Gupta Razmiah Banu Yacob Shahida Sarhid Usha Kumaran Zubaidah Mohsen
Picture Books: Of Buoys & “Strength-Finders”
26 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Amelia Jaishree Elaine Lee Ee Ling Diana Elizabeth Andrew
Don’t Forget to Laugh: Finding and Using Humour in Children’s Literature
26 May | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Angela Chng Elizabeth Chua
Why Are Picture Books Useful in Developing a Love for Reading in Children?
26 May | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Lecture | Chinese |Online on AFCC Website
阿甲 (Ajia) 林美莲 (Connie Lum)
Creative Climate Change Curriculum Through Applied Theatre
26 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation |Online on AFCC Website
Chetna Mehrotra Roshan Karkera
Visual Literacy in the 21st Century
26 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Tanya Chua Thameemul Ansari
Keep Moving Forward: Growth and Development through Science and Picture Books
26 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Presentation |L16, The Pod
Lisa Zuliana Zulkifli Mardhiah Mahamood

27 May (Friday)

Generating Children’s Interest in Tamil
27 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel | Tamil |L5, Possibility Room
Buveneswari Subramaniam Razmiah Banu Yacob Sharanja Jeneeit Usha Kumaran Vanitha Tonn Seetha Lakshmi
Developing Critical Reading Skills for our Children
27 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Panel |L16, The Pod
Debra Ann Francisco Mary George Loh Chin Ee
AI Opportunities & AI Literacy
27 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Talk |L5, Imagination Room
Koo Sengmeng
Peranan Animasi Wayang Kulit Untuk Kanak-Kanak Pra Sekolah
The Role of Digital Shadow Puppetry in Pre School Classes
27 May | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation | Malay |Online via AFCC Facebook
Dahlan Ghani
Using Picture Books to Promote Inclusion
27 May | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Presentation |Online on AFCC Website
Soh Aiwen Stephanie Ng Jai Zende
Using STEAM to Motivate the Next Generation in their Learning Journey
27 May | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presentation |Online on AFCC Website
Peter ChunYu Yau Jason Polim

28 May (Saturday)

How to Nurture Eco-consciousness through Picture Books
28 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Presentation |L5, Possibility Room
Sarah Ang Sophia Huang Hwee Goh
When Comics Come to the Classroom
28 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Panel |L16, The Pod
Charis Loke Clio Ding Qiyun Lim Cheng Tju
Comics as an Educational Tool (for Educators)
28 May | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Arif Rafhan Melanie Lee
Lighten Up with Laughter: A Serious Look at the Genre of ‘Humour’
28 May | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Presentation |L16, The Pod
Kate London Katie Day Low Ying Ping

29 May (Sunday)

Putting Joy into Parenting through Mindfulness
29 May | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop |L5, Imagination Room
Angie Chew
Social-Emotional Learning with Giant Pandas Kai Kai, Jia Jia & Le Le
29 May | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Workshop |Online via Zoom
Angeline Ho Karen Chin
Discovering MTL Literature for our Children
29 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Talk |L5, Possibility Room
Jane Wee Zubaidah Mohsen Angela Yang
Blueprint for Sustainable Reading Programmes
29 May | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel |L5, Possibility Room
Katie Day Shirley Tay Srividhya Mohan Vanessa Chng Evelyn Sue Wong
AFCC Closing Night
29 May | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presentation |Online via AFCC Facebook