「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」太熱門!市府8-11月份加碼15場,報名要快More Peppa Pig's Story Time events now open for registration

2018-08-07

臺南市政府「2018臺南市英語閱讀季」刻正熱鬧展開,其中「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」因報名網址在活動正式開始之前已在媽媽Line群組中瘋傳分享,報名員額幾乎被搶光,導致後續想報名卻落空的民眾失望不已。為滿足廣大群眾的需求,臺南市政府決定於8-11月份加碼,增加15場,有興趣的爸爸媽媽們,別再錯過了!

    閱讀季主辦單位臺南市政府第二官方語言辦公室(簡稱二官辦)表示,7月、8月原本辦理40場「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」英語說故事活動,邀請國內外專業講師講英語故事,沒想到未演先轟動,報名網址在主辦單位尚未公告前,就被民眾Google肉搜出來,並在LINE組中分享,短短幾天內一搶而空,供不應求。讓主辦單位困擾的是,7萬2千多份的閱讀護照發到國小學生手中時,早就沒有報名員額了,許多學校老師或是家長紛紛反應「小朋友超喜歡佩佩豬,不能去參加故事屋『很失望』!」

    所幸臺南市立圖書館願意鼎力協助,決定加碼,8-11月份增加15場「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」,提供600個名額讓小朋友參加,加場的「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」將於臺南市15個分區圖書館辦理。洪玉貞館長表示,加碼的場次,會堅守最佳的品質,邀請專業的外籍老師或具備說故事專長的英語老師主講,現場也會安排抽獎活動。此次加場的故事屋由富樂夢學園長唐雅慧派遣學園老師到圖書館協助教學,並一同規劃和設計教學內容,為了考量偏鄉圖書館投影設備不足,特地製作大型佩佩豬繪本並準備多樣遊戲和現場小朋友互動,希望帶給小朋友們學習英語最大的樂趣!

    二官辦表示,粉紅豬小妹的魅力超出預期,引發小朋友聽英語故事的興趣,家長也熱情參與、全程陪同,進行一場場「親子英語共讀」。有家長表示,參加完「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」後,自己也開始朗讀英語繪本給孩子聽,讓孩子快樂學英文,也拉近親子關係。希望「粉紅豬小妹故事屋」能在小朋友心中種下熱愛英語的種子,讓英語成為孩子成長過程熟悉又好玩的「生活語言」。

The Tainan City Government’s “2018 Tainan English Reading Festival” is currently in full swing. One of the most popular events has proven to be “Peppa Pig’s Story Time.” Mom groups on LINE shared news of the event and the registration link even before the event was officially launched, and spaces were snatched up immediately. Many people were left disappointed when they found out they couldn’t get a space. The Tainan City Government has therefore decided to add 15 sessions between August and November, and encourages parents to take advantage of this opportunity.

 

The organizer of the reading festival is the Tainan City Government’s Office of English as the Second Official Language (OEASOL). It says it originally organized 40 sessions of “Peppa Pig’s Story Time,” a storytelling activity in English, in July and August, and invited local and foreign professional lecturers to tell stories in English. It didn’t expect this overwhelming response from the public. People managed to locate the registration website using Google even before an official announcement was made, and shared it with their LINE groups. As a result, registration for the sessions filled up completely in just a few days, leaving many people empty-handed. The organizer also ran into another problem after it distributed 72,000 copies of the English Reading Passport to elementary school students. The passport contained information on the activity, but spaces were no longer available. Many teachers and parents contacted the office to say, “The children really love Peppa Pig and they are so disappointed they won’t be able to attend the storytelling activity.”

 

Fortunately, Tainan Public Libraries was willing to lend a hand, and it was decided to add 15 more sessions of “Peppa Pig’s Story Time” with 600 spaces between August and November. The activity will be handled by 15 district public libraries. Tainan Public Libraries Director Hong Yu-zhen says the additional sessions will uphold the quality standards of the original sessions, and foreign teachers or English teachers with storytelling experience will be invited to tell the stories. There will also be prize draws. FLOMO School Principal Tang Ya-hui sent the school’s teachers to libraries to provide assistance in planning and designing content. As many rural libraries lack projection equipment, a large-scale Peppa Pig picture book was specially created, along with a variety of interactive games for the children attending the event. It is hoped this activity will add to the joy of learning English!

 

The OEASOL says Peppa Pig’s popularity exceeded expectations, and the character has also triggered children’s interest in listening to English stories. Parents have also enthusiastically participated in these events, accompanying their children from beginning to end, resulting in “parents and children reading English aloud together.” Some parents have said that after attending “Peppa Pig’s Story Time,” they began reading English picture books to their children, helping them to learn English and improving the parent-child relationship in the process. It is hoped that “Peppa Pig’s Story Time” will plant the seed for a love of English in the hearts of children, allowing English to become a familiar and fun “life language” as they grow up.

 

Official website of the 2018 Tainan English Reading Festival: http://www.tainanlovesreading.com.tw/

 

“Peppa Pig’s Story Time” registration website: https://www.beclass.com/rid=213eef75b5a7b9329d57