The window for optimal language development is in the early childhood years. Picture books are wonderful building blocks for promoting literacy, vocabulary skills, sentence structure and story analysis. For very young children, picture books may be the first encounter of the important journey towards learning how to read.
Come and discover how children develop early literacy concepts, the benefits that picture books can offer and how we can support children to develop these important early literacy skills in an engaging and fun way!
Geraldine Teo-Zuzarte, holds a PhD in Early Childhood Education and is passionate about the development of children, especially those in their Early Years.
Having been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 30 years, Geraldine held multi-portfolios from classroom teaching to faculty appointments to overseeing the professional development of almost 3,000 ECE educators including pioneering a child study centre, which was recognised by ECDA as Outstanding Centre for Teaching and Learning and was awarded Distinction for the Early Childhood Agency Development’s Innovation Award.
Angela Chng completed her Early Childhood qualifications in Singapore and Australia. She has been a teacher and leader for over 18 years. She was a lead teacher at Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre, an internationally renowned demonstration school in Macquarie University, Sydney and is currently the Manager for Curriculum and Research at Pre-School By-The-Park. Living and working in Singapore and Australia, she views her work with children, families and professionals through bicultural lenses. Through her publications and presentations, Angela continues to advocate for the Early Childhood sector and challenges perspectives of children and childhood.