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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

Humour develops from an early age and has an impact on the various areas of development of a child. Humour can be used to provide an entryway for children to understand the world around them, and is a way of socialisation, providing opportunities for shared moments to connect and develop positive relationships. Research has shown that the use of humour by a teacher can increase the joy for learning in students. In this 1.5-hour workshop, we will look at the correlation between humour and child development and specifically consider the use of humour within children’s picture books to nurture their development.


Angela Chng

Angela Chng (Singapore)

Angela completed her Early Childhood qualifications in Singapore and Australia. She has been a teacher and leader for over 18 years. She had been a lead teacher at Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre, an internationally renowned demonstration school in Macquarie University, Sydney and is currently the Manager for Curriculum and Research at Pre-School By-The-Park. Living and working in Singapore and Australia, she views her work with children, families and professionals through a bicultural lens. Through her publications and presentations, Angela continues to advocate for the Early Childhood sector and challenges perspectives of children and childhood.

Elizabeth Chua

Elizabeth Chua (Singapore)

Elizabeth has been in the sector for seven years and holds a degree qualification in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College. She journeyed professionally from a classroom teacher, a mentor teacher to centre leadership in the first child study centre in Singapore, The Caterpillar’s Cove Child Study and Development Centre. Elizabeth is currently a centre leader at Pre-School By-The-Park. She has presented locally, sharing insights from her classroom and leadership. She believes that instilling a passion for literature in young children is a pathway into education and an opportunity to be exposed to other worlds of meaning-making.

All programme dates and times are subject to change and existing COVID measures.

* : Pre-registration is required for in-person events. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.