Mr. Edmund Lim, Kamini Ramachandran, Dr. Lily Wong, Dr. Shanmugam K
Kamini with Mr. S. R . Nathan

Asian Festival Of Children’s Content 2014 (AFCC)

Parents Forum: An Early Start For An Early Lead

Effective Strategies to Develop Bilingual Competency - Panel Discussion

Date: 1 Jun 2014

4.00pm - 5.00pm

Location: The Pod, Level 16
100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064


Panel: KAMINI RAMACHANDRAN (Storyteller, Moonshadow Stories), EDMUND LIM (Author and Eductaor), DR SHANMUGAM K(Head of Tamil Programme, School of Arts & Social Sciences, UniSIM) Moderated by DR. LILY WONG.

Parents are increasingly looking for strategies to ensure that their children become bilingual at home and outside. The panel will discuss the current practice  and thinking, as well as their own experiences, in developing these strategies.

The AFCC Parents Forum offers parents, teachers, and other related professionals the opportunity to get support, information, and advice on nurturing early learning and bilingualism at home. For children accompanying their parents, separate activities will be available.

Kamini Ramachandran is a mother of two teenage sons who have learnt to write and speak Mandarin fluently. As a full-time practising storytelling artist, Kamini helms MoonShadow Stories, is Artistic Director for the Singapore International Storytelling Festival and lectures The Storytelling Intensive course at tertiary level. Passionate and talented, she is one of today’s most unique voices in storytelling.