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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

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).

Access these sessions with an AFCC Festival Pass
The full lineup of programmes will be updated here in the coming weeks.
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23 May (Thursday)

AFCC Opening Keynote: The Many Forms of Curiosity
23 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Panel | English | L16, The Pod
Andrea Wang Geraldine Teo-Zuzarte Myra Loke Jeffrey Tan
Collage: the extraordinary power of an artform in encouraging speech and sparking curiosity
23 May | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Joanna Maneckji
Staying Curious! Harnessing the Power of Books in the Outdoors
23 May | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Possibility Room
Muhammad bin Kamit
Mastering Mindfulness Through Narratives with Dimity Powell
23 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Dimity Powell Priyanka Shahra
Inspire and Ignite: A Cross-Cultural Storytelling Adventure
23 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Ping-Shi Kao Amanda Ruiqing Flynn
From Parenting to Publishing: Seeing a Need and Stepping Up
23 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 2
Kimberly Lee Liyana Taff Myra Loke

24 May (Friday)

Practicing Peace with Children through Community Peace Libraries
24 May | 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Presentation | English | L5, Imagination Room
Raissa Avery Marfa Katie Day
Igniting the Spark: STEM through the Magic of Stories
24 May | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop | English | CTPL Programme Room 2
Diana Elizabeth Grace Victoria
Green Pea Monster Poetry Workshop
24 May | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Sara Patricia Kelly
Bridging real and imagined worlds: museum artefacts in children’s books foster curiosity
24 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Soumya Ayer Pippa Chorley
Developing Curious Young Writers through Invented Spelling
24 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presentation | English | L5, Possibility Room
Hannah Sim Low Ying Ping
Picture books: Unlocking Wonder and Invention
24 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presentation | English | L16, The Pod
Amelia Jaishree Elaine Lee Kate Brundage
The Varieties of Literary Expression in Children’s Literature in Nusantara
24 May | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Presentation | English | L16, The Pod
Muhammed Shahril Shaik Abdullah Adib Kosnan
“Play hide and seek with stories” — Dive deep into the world of wordless picture books
24 May | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Workshop | English | L5, Possibility Room
Pham Thi Hoai Anh

25 May (Saturday)

The Visual Decoder for Stories
25 May | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Workshop | English | L5, Imagination Room
Goh Ai Yat Joyce Chua

26 May (Sunday)

[Session Rescheduled] We need a hero! A Green Superhero!
26 May | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop | English | CTPL Programme Room 1
Louisa Joanne Lee
Acah-acah, dah lancar!
Acah-acah, dah lancar!
26 May | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation | Malay | CTPL Programme Room 2
Amanah Mustafi Mohd Fuad Bin Salim (Mohd Fuad Bin Salim)
从烟囱说起——新加坡绘本创作中的文本在地化历程
Let’s Start with the Chimney: The Journey of Creating Singapore’s Localised Picture Books
26 May | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshop | Chinese | L5, Possibility Room
郑婉妮 (Cheng Wan-Ni )
Menyemarakkan cinta untuk membaca melalui bercerita!
Stories come Alive! Instilling the love for reading in your child through story telling and reading techniques
26 May | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Workshop | Malay | CTPL Programme Room 2
Noretta Jacob Nori Ismail Bocquillion
Beyond Exams: Raising a curious, thinking child through books
26 May | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel | English | L16, The Pod
Emily Lim-Leh Sim Ee Waun Srividhya Mohan Joyceline See Tully
通过绘本探索大自然
Exploring Nature through Picture Books
26 May | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop | Chinese | L5, Imagination Room
许增巧 (Hsu Tseng Chiao)

 

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