First SHKP Reading Club parent-child seminar features celebrity parents on making a habit of reading with children

19 Feb 2014


The SHKP Reading Club kicked off its 2014 member programme with a parent-child seminar about making New Year resolutions on 15 February. SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok, noted director Alfred Cheung, Centaline Property Agency founder Shih Wing-ching and parenting expert Blanche Tang talked about reading with their children.

SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok said: "SHKP works to promote reading and holistic development and encourages children and teenagers to enjoy reading and make it part of daily life. The support and guidance of parents are crucial and we hope today’s SHKP Reading Club seminar will inspire members to set clear goals for the year with their children and read for enjoyment. We encourage parents and children to read together and share thoughts for better communication."

Parenting expert Blanche Tang spoke about her personal experience of being a role model for her children. And she made reading fun and interesting by letting her son wear a Sherlock Holmes cap when he read detective stories.

Centaline Property Agency founder Shih Wing-ching believes that children can start to think independently by learning from nature, society and books. He encourages his two children to persevere and work towards goals at their own pace. Mr Cheung agreed that parents and children reading together can enhance communication, and all the speakers gave useful pointers on the topic.

A recent SHKP Reading Club spring luncheon was attended by celebrity members including Professor Richard Ho, Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Cinema and Television Associate Professor Lo Wai Luk, am730 Publisher Alan Lo, and Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre Executive Director Lillian Hau. SHKP also announced a rundown of the Reading Club’s cultural events in 2014.

Reading Club activities in 2014:

A reading and writing seminar with noted overseas authors during the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival in late March

'A Letter to My Family' Book Review Competition will return to encourage people read more good books and share thoughts with their families.

A two-day, one-night reading and writing boot camp featuring small group discussions, workshops and seminars with seasoned writers, scholars and media professionals to help aspiring young authors gain a deeper understanding of writing and creativity.

The Club also publishes regular reading-related magazines, including Read Monthly with book and author recommendations.
About SHKP Reading Club

Sun Hung Kai Properties set up the SHKP Reading Club in late 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives. The Club is endorsed by celebrities from many walks of life and all book lovers are welcome to join. Its first cultural activities include the free Read Monthly magazine, seminars with celebrity speakers, reading and writing workshops and guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit.

The Reading Club has some high-profile backing with Under Secretary for Home Affairs Florence Hui, Professor Richard Ho, media veteran Kevin Lau, actor Anthony Wong, designer Freeman Lau and children’s author Chau Mat-mat as guest members. Local cartoonist Chao Yat, artist Apple Tong, illustrator Jeanie Leung and designer Alan Chong created an array of happy-reading products like bookends, reusable shopping bags, bookmarks and document folders to give a light-hearted touch to reading.
First SHKP Reading Club parent-child seminar features celebrity parents on making a habit of reading with children

19 Feb 2014





The SHKP Reading Club kicked off its 2014 member programme with a parent-child seminar about making New Year resolutions on 15 February. SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok, noted director Alfred Cheung, Centaline Property Agency founder Shih Wing-ching and parenting expert Blanche Tang talked about reading with their children.

SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok said: "SHKP works to promote reading and holistic development and encourages children and teenagers to enjoy reading and make it part of daily life. The support and guidance of parents are crucial and we hope today’s SHKP Reading Club seminar will inspire members to set clear goals for the year with their children and read for enjoyment. We encourage parents and children to read together and share thoughts for better communication."

Parenting expert Blanche Tang spoke about her personal experience of being a role model for her children. And she made reading fun and interesting by letting her son wear a Sherlock Holmes cap when he read detective stories.

Centaline Property Agency founder Shih Wing-ching believes that children can start to think independently by learning from nature, society and books. He encourages his two children to persevere and work towards goals at their own pace. Mr Cheung agreed that parents and children reading together can enhance communication, and all the speakers gave useful pointers on the topic.

A recent SHKP Reading Club spring luncheon was attended by celebrity members including Professor Richard Ho, Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Cinema and Television Associate Professor Lo Wai Luk, am730 Publisher Alan Lo, and Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre Executive Director Lillian Hau. SHKP also announced a rundown of the Reading Club’s cultural events in 2014.

Reading Club activities in 2014:

A reading and writing seminar with noted overseas authors during the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival in late March

'A Letter to My Family' Book Review Competition will return to encourage people read more good books and share thoughts with their families.

A two-day, one-night reading and writing boot camp featuring small group discussions, workshops and seminars with seasoned writers, scholars and media professionals to help aspiring young authors gain a deeper understanding of writing and creativity.

The Club also publishes regular reading-related magazines, including Read Monthly with book and author recommendations.
About SHKP Reading Club

Sun Hung Kai Properties set up the SHKP Reading Club in late 2013 to consolidate its reading-related initiatives. The Club is endorsed by celebrities from many walks of life and all book lovers are welcome to join. Its first cultural activities include the free Read Monthly magazine, seminars with celebrity speakers, reading and writing workshops and guided cultural tours to inspire more people to enjoy reading and make it a habit.

The Reading Club has some high-profile backing with Under Secretary for Home Affairs Florence Hui, Professor Richard Ho, media veteran Kevin Lau, actor Anthony Wong, designer Freeman Lau and children’s author Chau Mat-mat as guest members. Local cartoonist Chao Yat, artist Apple Tong, illustrator Jeanie Leung and designer Alan Chong created an array of happy-reading products like bookends, reusable shopping bags, bookmarks and document folders to give a light-hearted touch to reading.