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Phil Kidslit

  1. 1. Philippine Children’s Literature: An Overview Zarah C. Gagatiga President, Philippine Board On Books for Young People (2009-2011) Teacher, Librarian, Writer, Storyteller
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Facilitator: </li></ul><ul><li>To present a brief history and current trends in Philippine Children’s Litearture; </li></ul><ul><li>To showcase children’s books that have made an impact on children and in the industry as well. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Participants: </li></ul><ul><li>To understand the current state of children’s literature, writing and publishing for children in the NCR; </li></ul><ul><li>To acquire a working knowledge on writing for children that may be used as a base or foundation for future stories, poems and other literary pieces. </li></ul>
  4. 4. High 5! <ul><li>The Child Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Values of Children’s Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Blast from the past </li></ul><ul><li>Back to the future </li></ul><ul><li>Book Talks </li></ul>
  5. 5. Let’s Play! <ul><li>Write in a piece of paper your answers to the following questions. </li></ul><ul><li>How do you define a) children; b) literature; c) writing? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you read as a child? </li></ul><ul><li>What current book for children have you read lately? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s have fun now! </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s BUZZ! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Children’s literature is… <ul><li>Literature written for CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>Young Adults’ Literature = Teens (13-18 years old) </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Child Reader <ul><li>Need to love & be loved </li></ul><ul><li>Need for beauty and order </li></ul><ul><li>Need to play </li></ul><ul><li>Need to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Need to belong </li></ul><ul><li>Need to know </li></ul><ul><li>Material needs </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Reading Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Conformation & Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Reading & Learning the New </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Viewpoints </li></ul><ul><li>Construction & Reconstruction </li></ul><ul><li>- Jean Chall, 1983 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ten Values of Literature <ul><li>1. Children's literature affords delight and a sense of wonder. </li></ul><ul><li>2. It extends the imaginative power of childhood. </li></ul><ul><li>3. It develops the child's appreciation of beauty. </li></ul><ul><li>4. It contributes to the growth of a more compassionate human being. </li></ul><ul><li>5. It opens to the wonderland of words and ways of using them. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>6. It offers a vast storehouse of information. </li></ul><ul><li>7. It contributes to art appreciation. </li></ul><ul><li>8. It has the potential for raising the self-concept of a child who has a poor picture of himself. </li></ul><ul><li>9. It forms a foundation for more difficult adolescent novels, poems and drama. </li></ul><ul><li>10. It gives a heroic image to childhood. </li></ul>
  10. 10. My MUSTs <ul><li> It must be well written. Craft is very important as well as the use of language. </li></ul><ul><li> It must speak strongly of the Filipino’s culture and identity. </li></ul><ul><li> It must be simple, but substantial. </li></ul><ul><li> It must be unafraid. And does not apologize for being so. </li></ul><ul><li> It must be a story that children can independently read. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Blast from the past <ul><li>Camillo Osias Reader (Post-War) </li></ul><ul><li>Ang Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang (50’s - 60’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Pamana - Philacor Series; Pop Stories for Groovy Kids; Makisig: Bayani ng Mactan; Ceres Alabado (70’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Communication Center; Batibot at Aklat Batibot; PBBY; CLAPI (80’s) </li></ul><ul><li>The Golden Age of Children’s Literature (90’s) </li></ul><ul><li>To the future! (2000) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Back to the Future <ul><li>Palanca Award for Best Children’s Story (Don Carlos Palanca Foundation) </li></ul><ul><li>Salanga Prize & Alcala Prize (PBBY) </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo Forbes Story Writing for Children (CANVAS) </li></ul><ul><li>KUTING </li></ul><ul><li>Ang INK </li></ul><ul><li>Alitaptap Storytellers Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia for Children </li></ul>
  13. 13. Book Talk & Open Forum <ul><li>Health & Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Family Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic-Cultural Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Up Issues and Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Inisghts </li></ul>