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Oct 28 – Nov 2 2019: Workshop by Julie Fowlkes

Bring Me a Book’s US-based lead trainer, Reading Specialist Julie Fowlkes will be running her popular reading workshops for parents and teachers. Early bird discount if you register before 30th September, 2019.

The First Teachers™ Training 5.FTT-01

Workshop covers: [Recommended for parents of children aged 0-6 years old]
• How to make reading aloud engaging and meaningful
• Strategies for encouraging children to love books
• Understanding how being read to relates to school success
• Overcoming challenges to reading aloud
• Creating a Daily Read Aloud routine
• Selecting the best books to read

Language: English
Venue: Bring Me A Book, 7/F, On Lan Center, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central
Course Fee: HKD$1,200 for 4 hours workshop (2 x 2 hours sessions)
(incl. a picture book & a copy of “The Read-Aloud Collection, Vol 2”)
Discount:  Early Bird discount – HKD$1,100 (register before 30th September, 2019) or enjoy exclusive BMAB Family Member price of HKD$1,000

Date and Time: Oct 28 (Mon) & Oct 31 (Thu), 06:30-08:30 pm
For full workshop details and to register, please click 

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Transitional Readers TR

Parents play a critical role during the early stages of reading acquisition – how the child learns to read can affect their lifelong reading habits. By using some simple, fun and effective strategies, children can happily transition from listening to stories to reading on their own.

Workshop covers: [Recommended for parents of children aged 3-8 years old]
• Why this early stage is critical for developing life-long reading    habits
• How to enhance a child’s ability and interest in beginning reading and writing skills
• Helping develop phonemic awareness, sight word mastery, blending, fluency,
vocabulary and comprehension
• Easy and fun activities to practice at home incl. strategies from Reading Recovery and Language Experience

Language: English
Venue: Bring Me A Book, 7/F, On Lan Center, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central
Course Fee: HK$500 for 2 hours workshop / BMAB Family Member: HK$450
(incl. a  copy of “The Read-Aloud Collection, Vol 2”)

Date and Time:

TR (A) – Oct 30 (Wed), 10:00 am – 12:00 noon  or  TR (B) – Nov 1 (Fri), 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

For full workshop details, dates, and to register, please click 

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Parent-Child Book – making Fun 4.BM_2019-01

In this parent-child workshop, the whole family can enjoy how to write and make home-made books, incl. pop up, ‘quick-fold’ ladder, concertina and shape books. By composing an original story, your child learns how sounds, letters, and words form meaningful text that can be read over and over. Parents will also learn how to use the Language Experience approach which links dictation to writing and reading. Numerous sample home-made books will be available and participants will have an opportunity to share the books that they make together.

Workshop covers: [Recommended for parents with children aged 3-8 years]
• How to compose original stories with your child
• Effective strategies for encouraging your child to learn how sounds, letters and words form meaningful text
• How to use the Language Experience approach which links to dictation to writing and reading
• Simple books will be available

Language: English
Venue: Bring Me A Book, 7/F, On Lan Center, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central
Course Fee: HK$550 for 2.5 hours workshop incl. all arts & crafts materials for parent and child  / BMAB Family Member: HK$500(Each additional child $100)

Note: Each participant should bring 5-10 family photos to use

Date and Time:  Nov 2 (Sat), 14:30-17:00 pm

For full workshop details, dates, and to register, please click 

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About the Trainer, Julie Fowlkes

Julie Fowlkes has over 40 years of international experience in early childhood literacy. She has a Master’s Degree in Reading and a Lifetime Credential as a Reading Specialist. After working as a teacher and reading specialist in numerous public schools in California, she spent over 30 years training teachers and educators at various universities in the U.S. She is a published author (“Reading Without Books”) and presented at many international conferences incl. the International Reading Association.

Julie joined the Bring Me A Book Foundation in U.S. in 2004 and helped develop Bring Me A Book’s award-winning First Teacher’s program. Julie has a huge following in Hong Kong as she has run an array of literacy-based workshops for parents and teachers each year for the past 11 years.