Speaker: Dr. Mei Lee Ng
Assistant Professor& Associate Head (QA) of the Department of Early Childhood Education of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
Date: Friday 9 November 2018
Venue: Room E33 – 1029 &1030, Faculty of Education
Title: Engaging Very Young Learners with Quality Story Reading and a Basket of Games
Vocabulary development in the early age is found to be highly predictive of future literacy skills including word reading and reading comprehension (e.g., Outllette, 2006). Quality story reading provides a rich and meaningful context for young learners to understand the meanings of vocabulary. But how to engage learners further to interact effectively with the vocabularies in the story reading? This workshop introduces a basket of games that can be generated from the storybook reading activities and can provide multiple exposure of the target vocabularies to children. Participants of the workshop will be led to have their hands on playing the games as well as to reflecting on how the games induce an active engagement from the very young children.