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!