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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

Picture books can be a source of strength and a channel to build resilience, as they communicate positive messages and knowledge in navigating crises. In this session, be introduced to a range of children’s literature that can support the social emotional development of young children. Explore age-appropriate play-based activities for toddlers and preschoolers that can accompany the use of these picture books, and get some general tips on how to select book genres and formats for different age groups.

Mental Wellness Preschool

Amelia Jaishree

Amelia Jaishree (Singapore)

Amelia has been mentoring professionals in the education industry in the area of language and literacy for the last 16 years. She is a lecturer at the National Institute of Early Childhood Development and teaches subjects like children’s literature, language and literacy, teaching literacy to diverse learners, and teaching techniques for preschool education. Amelia also trains in-service educators in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes and Continuing Education & Training (CET) courses, and conducts workshops for parents.

Elaine Lee Ee Ling

Elaine Lee Ee Ling (Singapore)

As an educator, Elaine believes in harnessing the power of the imagination, the pleasure of play and the wonder of stories. She has over a decade of experience teaching and working on early literacy projects. Elaine lectures at NIEC (NP) and teaches modules ranging from children’s literature to language and literacy. She is also currently serving as an advisor to the Ministry of Social and Family Development for Family Values Education projects targeted at preschools.

Diana Elizabeth Andrew

Moderator Diana Elizabeth Andrew (Singapore)

Diana is a Senior Curriculum Specialist at PAP Community Foundation. She has been active in the Early Childhood Industry for about 16 years and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Early Childhood. She leads the Early Years Curriculum Team at PCF. She believes that the experiences provided in the early years from zero to three years old are the key to developing a healthy, happy and competent child. Diana has a keen interest in children’s literature, which prompted her to write a story, “When I am sick”, to help children cope with the information and changes during the pandemic.

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.