12 December 2020
On 12th of December, 2020, the GEG Chinese Literacy Development Scheme hosted an online Parents Seminar for the kindergarten at the Macau Baptist College. Close to sixty pairs of parents and children attended the seminar on parent-child reading, which was held via video conferencing.
Principal Lei C.K. of Baptist College kicked off the seminar sharing the positive impact brought by the Scheme after it was implemented at Macau Baptist College three years ago. Principal Lei was pleased to witness improvements in literacy of his students, and encouraged parents to practise shared reading with their children. In the first of the seminar’s three sections, Professor Miranda Mak from the Faculty of Education at the University of Macau discussed concepts of the Three Essentials of Reading. The Scheme’s Assistant Director, Terry Tse, then shared the Four Interactive Skills of Shared Reading, followed by Professor Cheng Pui Wan, the Scheme’s Principal Investigator, who explained how to combine these skills in real settings with illustrated examples of shared reading.
The seminar included an online interactive game which was actively participated by parents in attendance; their children were also as eager to participate during the seminar. Head teachers Ms Chen and Ms Choi of the kindergarten were also present to announce winners to the online game, who were awarded with children books to encourage shared reading.