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Hear from Ajia, a well-known figure in the Chinese children’s literature scene, on how to maximise the picture book as an educational tool. In this lecture, find out exactly why picture books are beneficial and how to cultivate the love for reading in children.

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Chinese Preschool Reading for Children and Youths


阿甲 (Ajia) (China)

阿甲,出生于1971年,现居北京。中国的童书作家、翻译家、阅读推广人,也是一位颇受欢迎的说故事人。作为独立研究者,他曾著有《图画书小史》、《帮助孩子爱上阅读:儿童阅读推广手册》等;作为图画书创作者,其作品有《李娜:做更好的自己》(郁蓉 绘)、《画马》(戴敦邦 绘)、立体书《哪吒闹海》(刘琦 绘)等。他还译有多本童书参考书,如《亲爱的天才》(伦纳德·马库斯 编著)、《写给未来的艺术家》(艾瑞·卡尔 编著)等;近20年间他还译有200多本英文图画书,包括“比得兔的世界”、米菲系列、《晚安月亮》、《野兽出没的地方》,等等。

Ajia (阿甲) is a Chinese author and translator of children’s books, a promoter of reading, an enthusiastic storyteller and a 2022 Carle Honors Bridge Honoree. As an independent researcher, he has written several books including A Little History of Picture Books and Passion for Reading – A Handbook on Reading Promotion. Picture books authored by Ajia include Li Na: Be an Even Better You illustrated by Yu Rong and Drawing a horse illustrated by Dai Dunbang. He has also translated several reference books like Dear Genius by Leonard S. Marcus and more than 200 picture books from English to Chinese, such as the Peter Rabbit Series, Goodnight Moon, and Where the Wild Things Are

Connie Lum

Moderator 林美莲 (Connie Lum) (Singapore)


Dr Lum has worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years. She is currently Director, Mother Tongue Languages (NTUC First Campus).  She works closely with principals and teachers in delivering the Chinese curriculum and programmes to children through curriculum writing, training of teachers, evaluating children’s learning environment, and conducting continuous review of curriculum tools and techniques.

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