Upcoming Events

From Pictures to Language:

How Picture Books Can Enhance English Fluency and Critical Thinking

Co-hosted by Catherine Chan, Reading Coach, Kid-Lit English


August 25, 9.45am – 2.00pm


HK$1000 per adult and $800 per child (age 8 or under); 5% discount applied to family of 3 or above

* Set lunch included at the Club, Repulse Bay

RSVP is required, please contact us at 2558-2728 or email us at info_rb@growhouse-lgt.com.hk

Picture books are valuable tools in developing children’s logical, imaginative and creative minds. They can help increase their ability to express themselves and communicate with others. How can parents use picture books effectively to enhance English fluency and critical thinking in their children? During these two half-day camps, parents will learn different methods for storytelling, while their children will experience their first trial of the GROWHOUSE Book Explorer programme. An exceptional opportunity to learn practical ways on how best to plan a year-round early reading programme for the home, using over 150 unique titles that will be introduced that day.

Perfect for Parents to Learn HOW TO

  • Teach authentic English through picture books
  • Cultivate kids to love and to read English books
  • Improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
  • Develop storytelling and reading aloud skill

Bring your kids together in the camp to experience a first trial of the GROWHOUSE Book Explorer and have fun games

Past Events

Repulse Bay Weekly Storytelling

Join us every Saturday as we journey through stories from a different perspective and experience the wonder of books at our ongoing storytelling series. These FREE events will be  brought to you by a different accomplished author each week, starting with Bhakti Mathur on 13 May. Perfect for ages 3+.

Date: Every Saturday, beginning 13 May, 10:30-11 am
Venue: Repulse Bay

The Art of Storytelling

Join us for a special workshop in Central perfect for 10 to 14 year-olds. This workshop will use reading, writing, and storytelling to ignite your child’s imagination and reignite their passion for learning! GROWHOUSE is partnering with editor Sam Strozzo and international best-selling author Pashmina P. to deliver this interactive workshop that you don’t want to miss!

Please register here to take part in this terrific event.

Date: 19 May, 5-7 pm
Venue: GROWHOUSE Central

GROWHOUSE Extravaganza

This free afternoon activity merged laughter and learning for all children involved. Pre-schoolers joined us for a meet and greet on 26-27 November with The Very Cranky Bear. This included a dramatic reading and inspiring reading workshop with The Very Cranky Bear, as well as a visit from the Bear himself! They came for The Very Cranky Bear, and stayed for the activities straight out of our new Early Book Explorer curriculum!

RAISING Kids with Picture Books by Catherine Chan

Picture books play an important role in a child’s development. This bi-lingual English and Cantonese seminar was about introducing children to the concept of reading. How can you select the appropriate picture books, and use them with kids appropriately to inspire their thinking? Catherine gave her tips and GROWHOUSE teachers demonstrated the techniques she shared.

Date: 27th October 2016, 12.30pm – 1.30pm 
Venue: GROWHOUSE Central

Catherine Chan has been working for newspaper companies that publish English educational titles for more than a decade. She has published several children books and written numerous articles for Hong Kong Economic Times and the Sing Tao Group where Catherine also set up an editorial team to produce English newspapers for primary and secondary students. Catherine is a firm advocate of promoting children’s literature; currently, she is a contributing writer of a children’s literature column published in Smart Parents magazine. Catherine graduated from university with a journalism degree. She loves journalism as well as young learners’ education.

Panel discussion: My Mother is an Author

Have you dreamed of writing professionally but the responsibilities of work and family prevented you from pursuing this? Well, three mothers with jobs in Finance, Media and Banking have proven that you can! Dreams can come true, regardless of your age, profession and obligations. In this discussion, three inspiring women proved that if you have the passion, anything is possible!

Date: 28th October 2016, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Venue: GROWHOUSE Central

Bhakti Mathur, Diana Wu David, and Mio Debnam

(please find the bio of speakers here)