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Hi, I’m Loh Chin Ee and welcome to the How We Read Podcast.  
 
I started this podcast because I wanted to help people better understand the art and science of learning to read. 
 
As an educator and researcher at the National Institute of Education, people often ask me about reading. With questions ranging from how they can help their children improve their reading skills to book recommendations on why they should read literature, I know there is a keen interest in reading.
 
Join me as I talk to experts and educators who share their rich experiences with us.  
 
The How We Read podcast launches the 4th of January 2021. 

How We Read Podcast Loh Chin Ee, NIE NTU

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Hi, I’m Loh Chin Ee and welcome to the How We Read Podcast.  
 
I started this podcast because I wanted to help people better understand the art and science of learning to read. 
 
As an educator and researcher at the National Institute of Education, people often ask me about reading. With questions ranging from how they can help their children improve their reading skills to book recommendations on why they should read literature, I know there is a keen interest in reading.
 
Join me as I talk to experts and educators who share their rich experiences with us.  
 
The How We Read podcast launches the 4th of January 2021. 

    How We Read Ep3 - Dyslexia (Bonus Ep)

    How We Read Ep3 - Dyslexia (Bonus Ep)

    Worldwide figures estimate that dyslexia, a learning difficulty related to language learning, affect 5-15% of the population. This bonus episode features an interview segment with Mr Edmen Leong, Director of Specialised Educational Services at the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, sharing about how we can help dyslexic children learn to read.

    Episode Guest
    Mr Edmen Leong, Director of Specialised Educational Services, Dyslexia Association of Singapore

    Recommended Reads
    Supporting Students with Dyslexia by Dr. Tan Chee Soon, NIE

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    • 16 min
    How We Read Ep3 - Helping Others Read

    How We Read Ep3 - Helping Others Read

    Children come to school differently resourced. Many children come to school knowing their ABCs and a rare few can read chapter books by the age of six. But what about children who have difficulty learning to read because of home circumstances? This episode explores the work of educators and volunteers who make it their mission to make reading for all a reality.

    Episode Guests
    Ms Michelle Yeo, Lawyer and Co-founder of ReadAble
    Ms Joy Tan, Teacher Volunteer at ReadAble
    Dr Tan Chee Soon, Lecturer, National Institute of Education

    Recommended Reads
    Neuman, S. & Celano, D. C. (2012) Worlds Apart: One City, Two Libraries, and Ten Years of Watching Inequality Grow. American Educator, 13-23.
    This is What Inequality Looks Like by Teo You Yenn
    The Tyranny of Merit by Michael J. Sandel
    Why Bedtime Stories are so Important to Helping our Children have a Headstart in Life

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    • 23 min
    How We Read Ep2 - The Bilingual Reading Brain

    How We Read Ep2 - The Bilingual Reading Brain

    In this episode, we delve into the world of experts who work with pre-schoolers and primary school children to uncover how young children learn to read. We examine how the human brain learns to read, and ask how the capacity to read in different languages has an impact on our brain and social and cultural development.

    Episode Guests
    Dr Beth O’Brien, Principal Research Scientist, National Institute of Education
    Dr Sun Baoqi, Research Scientist, National Institute of Education
    Dr Mukhlis Abu Bakar, Associate Professor, National Institute of Education
    Dr Maryanne Wolf, Professor and Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
    Ms Ling Xin Jin & Nadia

    Recommended Reads
    Reader, Come Home by Maryanne Wolf
    The Reading Brain by Staislas Dehaene
    The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read
    Whorfian Hypothesis
    Sun, B., Loh, C. E. & Curdt-Christiansen, X. L. (2020) Leisure reading in multilingual Singapore: Reading Enjoyment, Habits and Preferences of Singaporean Children. Journal of Multilingual Theories and Practices 1(2), 313-339.

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    • 25 min
    How We Read Ep1 - The Bedtime Story

    How We Read Ep1 - The Bedtime Story

    We’ve heard many times the need for the bedtime story, and the importance of reading to children from a young age. But why is it important? How do we choose the right books? And is there a better way to read? In this episode, we learn just how important the bedtime story is, and invite guest storytellers to share with us their secrets to making a story come alive.

    Episode Guests
    Dr Jo Ann Shek, Lecturer, National Institute of Education
    Ms Lianne Ong, Children’s Author
    Mr Dwayne Lau, Actor, Performer and Storyteller
    Mr Hossan Leong, Actor, Producer and Comedian
    Mr Brendon Fernandez, Theatre Performer
    Mr Remesh Panicker, Theatre Performer
    Mrs Valerie Yong and children

    Resources recommended by Dr Jo Ann Shek
    Sim, S., & Berthelsen, D. (2014). Shared book reading by parents with young children: Evidence-based practice. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(1), 50-55. doi: 10.1177/183693911403900107
    Hoff, E. (2006) How social contexts support and shape language development, Developmental Review, 26, 55– 88.
    Reading acquisition by Gough, P.B., Ehri, L.C., & Treiman, R
    McArthur, D., Adamson, L., & Deckner, D. (2005). As Stories Become Familiar: Mother-Child Conversations During Shared Reading. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 51(4), 389-411. 

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    • 24 min
    How We Read Podcast - Trailer

    How We Read Podcast - Trailer

    Hi, I’m Loh Chin Ee and welcome to the How We Read Podcast.

    I started this podcast because I wanted to help people better understand the art and science of learning to read.  

    In my work as an educator and researcher at the National Institute of Education, people often ask me: How do I get my child to read? Can you recommend a book to make me a better reader? Does reading literature make a difference to my life?  

    Join me as I interview experts and educators who share their rich experiences with us.  

    The How We Read podcast launches on the 4th of January.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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