Jia Li Ming
After seven years as a "penguin daddy" nurturing his daughter during her early years, Jia Lao Shi became a promoter of children's Chinese reading and a writer of children's Chinese storybooks.
His publications include:
"Grandpa and Grandma"
"Everyone is a Fire-Breathing Dragon"
"'No' Mom, 'No Problem' Dad"
"First Time at a Hawker Centre"
"Future Dream Singapore"
Among them, "Grandpa and Grandma" was shortlisted for the 2017 Singapore Readers' Choice Book Award and won the Best Cover Award; "'No' Mom, 'No Problem' Dad" was shortlisted for the 2018 Singapore Readers' Choice Book Award; and "First Time at a Hawker Centre" was shortlisted for the 2019 Singapore Readers' Choice Book Award.
Grandpa and Grandma
Everyone is a Fire Breathing Dragon
'No' Mom, 'No Problem' Dad
First Time at a Hawker Centre
Future Dream Singapore
Committed to the promotion of mother-tongue reading, Jia Lao Shi has held seminars relating to parent-child reading and parent-child education for parents and story-introduction sessions for students at many schools and organizations. These include:
In August 2017, he gave a lecture on "Promoting Mother-Tongue Reading in a Bilingual Environment" at the 6th Mother Tongue Forum.
In May 2017, he shared "How to Stimulate Children's Interest in Reading" at the Chinese Development Assistance Council.
In March 2017, he gave a lecture for parents at the National Library on "Family Education and Self-Development in Picture Books".
In the image of "Superman Daddy", Jia Lao Shi had volunteered as a Chinese storyteller at his daughter's school for two years.
For two years since 2015, he had been a Chinese storytelling volunteer for the "Little Book Fan Club" at Pasir Ris National Library.