SHKP Book Club started parent-child reading corner Audience heard about encouraging children to read and a dyslexic child's struggle

23 Oct 2005


Sun Hung Kai Properties set up the SHKP Book Club in 2005 to promote reading in Hong Kong through various channels. The Book Club opened parent-child reading corner at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin, with artists and writers talking about encouraging children to read. The audience heard how a suitable home environment can get children into the reading habit and possibly become authors, and of one childs struggle with dyslexia.


Parent-child activities


Childhood is the time to develop the habit of reading, so the Book Club opened its parent-child reading corner at the Atrium Gallery in New Town Plaza in Sha Tin. The corner provided a large selection of childrens books, and four activity sessions with Hong Kong Education City and the Hong Kong Children's Arts Society are scheduled for November 19 and 20 and December 3 and 4. Children's authors and artists told stories and talked about writing, encouraging the parents and children in the audience to join in.


Some of the authors brought their children to the opening. Representatives from the Joint Council of Parent-Teacher Associations of Sha Tin District talked about reading with their children, and all the guests made a pledge to spend at least 15 minutes reading with their children every day.


Writing runs in the family


Ma Chui-lo and son Mak Hiu-fan are both writers. Their books《非典型女孩》 and 《愛生事三人組》 are favourites with secondary school students. Ms Ma said that she never forced reading or writing on her son but often told him stories when he was young, so it's not surprising that Hiu-fan became a writer.


Mother's encouragement


Eight-year-old Nicole Yeung started writing at three, and she now has two published books. Nicole owes much of her success to her mother Connie Leung. Ms Leung said that she encouraged Nicoles artistic development when she realized the girl had talent, and paid for the publication of Five Petals, the first collection of Nicole's stories, as a birthday present.


Doctor helps son with dyslexia


Author and doctor Kwan Tze-hoi has a son with dyslexia, which means he has trouble recognizing written characters. Dr Kwan said: "I needed to turn words into stories or drawings to help my son remember them." His love and care has helped his son deal with his problem and now the boy is reading and writing. He has even developed a talent for drawing.


Mothers Karen Yu Yuk-shu, Joyce So Joy-dick and Mildred Lee Law Wing-kau wanted to find good English books for their children, so they decided to set up The Reading Bug Club. Ms Law and So said that they often bring their children to bookstores and read books with them in cafes, to instill a love of reading.


Also at the reading corner opening were TV personalities Teresa Mo, Mak Cheung Ching and Lai Yiu Cheung, who brought along their children, and singer Patrick Tang.


SHKP Book Club started parent-child reading corner Audience heard about encouraging children to read and a dyslexic child's struggle

23 Oct 2005









Sun Hung Kai Properties set up the SHKP Book Club in 2005 to promote reading in Hong Kong through various channels. The Book Club opened parent-child reading corner at New Town Plaza in Sha Tin, with artists and writers talking about encouraging children to read. The audience heard how a suitable home environment can get children into the reading habit and possibly become authors, and of one childs struggle with dyslexia.


Parent-child activities


Childhood is the time to develop the habit of reading, so the Book Club opened its parent-child reading corner at the Atrium Gallery in New Town Plaza in Sha Tin. The corner provided a large selection of childrens books, and four activity sessions with Hong Kong Education City and the Hong Kong Children's Arts Society are scheduled for November 19 and 20 and December 3 and 4. Children's authors and artists told stories and talked about writing, encouraging the parents and children in the audience to join in.


Some of the authors brought their children to the opening. Representatives from the Joint Council of Parent-Teacher Associations of Sha Tin District talked about reading with their children, and all the guests made a pledge to spend at least 15 minutes reading with their children every day.


Writing runs in the family


Ma Chui-lo and son Mak Hiu-fan are both writers. Their books《非典型女孩》 and 《愛生事三人組》 are favourites with secondary school students. Ms Ma said that she never forced reading or writing on her son but often told him stories when he was young, so it's not surprising that Hiu-fan became a writer.


Mother's encouragement


Eight-year-old Nicole Yeung started writing at three, and she now has two published books. Nicole owes much of her success to her mother Connie Leung. Ms Leung said that she encouraged Nicoles artistic development when she realized the girl had talent, and paid for the publication of Five Petals, the first collection of Nicole's stories, as a birthday present.


Doctor helps son with dyslexia


Author and doctor Kwan Tze-hoi has a son with dyslexia, which means he has trouble recognizing written characters. Dr Kwan said: "I needed to turn words into stories or drawings to help my son remember them." His love and care has helped his son deal with his problem and now the boy is reading and writing. He has even developed a talent for drawing.


Mothers Karen Yu Yuk-shu, Joyce So Joy-dick and Mildred Lee Law Wing-kau wanted to find good English books for their children, so they decided to set up The Reading Bug Club. Ms Law and So said that they often bring their children to bookstores and read books with them in cafes, to instill a love of reading.


Also at the reading corner opening were TV personalities Teresa Mo, Mak Cheung Ching and Lai Yiu Cheung, who brought along their children, and singer Patrick Tang.