First things first: Please check out this Publishers Weekly article by the ever impressive Teri Tan. She gets right to the heart of the inaugural Asian Festival of Children's Content.
The last day of the festival was the Asian Parents Forum. I didn't attend the forum, as I am not yet a parent and I wanted a free day to go around Singapore before flying back to the Philippines. But for the curious, below is the list of events for the Asian Parents Forum:
Brainchild - how parents and teachers can enable children for the future via diverse aspects of the brain's artistry, virtuosity, and sense of play
5 Steps to Make Your Child Self-Confident - tips to help strengthen a child’s self-belief
Values-Based Coaching and Mentoring Through Storytelling - tips on raising children's self-esteem, techniques for giving advice that motivates children, and ways to inspire children to set and achieve their own high standards
Starting with the Parents: Using Books to Educate Children at Home - strategies using story, plot, and characters to communicate with children about moral, environmental, and gender issues
Multicultural Literature: Looking Out to Grow Within - why children need multicultural literature to see themselves as well as others in the books they read
How to Make Bed-Time Storytelling Fun and Why It Is So Important - how to select the right books for bed-time reading and how to make the stories come alive for children
Breaking the Silence: Coping With Bullying - the types of problems and solutions for the intervention and prevention of bullying
Understanding Your Child's Individual Learning Style: The Importance of a Positive Start to Reading - the three major styles of learning and how to identify a child's learning style
Asian Tapestry - a concert of music from Asian countries such as Japan, China, and Vietnam
Okay, I just cannot resist sharing some pictures of the food I ate while in Singapore:
Chili crab and cereal prawns...
A cold chrysanthemum tea drink...
Rice noodles in gravy...
A cold sour plum drink...
And sticky rice with mango...
Yummm. The food in Singapore was AMAZING.
I'll end this post with my favorite picture from the festival. This is a picture of me at the SCBWI dinner with Linda Tan Lingard, agent, publisher, and regional advisor of SCBWI Malaysia.
I love this picture!
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