Lorna Whiston Parent Workshop: Is Your Child Ready to Read?

Literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning, as it unlocks access to the wider curriculum. Being literate increases opportunities for the individual in all aspects of life, lays the foundations for lifelong learning and work, and contributes strongly to the development of all four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence.

The literacy experiences and outcomes promote the development of critical and creative thinking as well as competence in listening and talking, reading, writing and the personal, interpersonal and team-working skills which are so important in life and in the world of work. – Curriculum for Excellence: Literacy Across Learning

Functional literacy is vital for our children’s survival in life because it is the key to learning and it is essential to an individual’s active participation in a highly complex and networked world.

Is Your Child Ready to Read?

Discover how you can best support your child as a successful early reader from Lorna Whiston Study Centres.

Lorna Whiston - Is Your Child Ready to Read

Who is it for?

Parents with children aged 3 to 6.

What will you learn?

This interactive workshop offer helpful advice and tips for ensuring your children’s success in early reading.

  • The workshop focuses on how children learn to read and what can be expected at different stages.
  • It also gives practical ideas about how to help children with reading at home.

The presenters

Marianne Dark

Headteacher, Taman Tun Dr Ismail Centre

Marianne has been an educator for 19 years, having worked in the UK, Italy and Malaysia. She has taught English to both native and non-native speakers of all ages in a variety of contexts, including secondary schools, corporate settings and private institutions.

Currently the Head Teacher of Lorna Whiston Study Centre, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Marianne is also involved in delivering teacher training to both local and foreign teachers.

Jill Coombs

Headteacher, Taman Melawati Centre

Jill holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre Arts and a PGCE in English and Drama from London University. She has spent her professional life working in communication, through education and theatre arts. Her career has spanned England, the USA, Spain, Japan and now, Malaysia.

Jill’s educational experience covers lecturing at universities in the UK to teaching pre-school in Japan. In theatre arts, Jill has worked with various international touring theatre companies and acted for stage and television.

Workshop Details

Venue: Furuma Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Date: 15 May 2014

Time: 2:30 to 5:00pm

Price: RM180 (Get RM20 off and pay only RM160 when you inform them that you read about it at Figur8)

For registration and further details, contact:

Nikki Goh
Tel: 03-77271909 or 03-41473229
Email:[email protected]

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