Day 4 of the Asian Festival of Children's Content

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
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.

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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

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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...


Chicken rice...



Rice noodles in gravy...



A cold sour plum drink...


And sticky rice with mango...


Yummm. The food in Singapore was AMAZING.

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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!

7 comments:

jama said...

Thanks for all your great coverage, Tarie! I love that last photo, too. Now I'm craving some of that mango and sticky rice!! Yummmmmm.

Doret said...

Tarie, you are so wrong for showing all that great food.

Tarie said...

Jama, I am so glad you liked reading my AFCC posts! Tonight (or tomorrow night) I'll post about an award launched during the festival.

Doret, MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

C.Y. said...

You just made me really hungry. Must make a trip to the Asian store now. LOL.

Tarie said...

Foooooddddddd. Yummmmmmmm.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Yes, food is available around the clock and can delivered to your door is you want. That's how obsessed we are with food! Glad you had a great time here.

Tarie said...

Christine, I miss the food in Singapore!

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