Singapore Childhood

Singapore Childhood

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The political, economic and social changes that have occurred over the past 60 years have shaped and transformed the childhood of children in Singapore. This book explores this transformation through anecdotes and memories through interviews with individuals hailing from different races and age groups, together with related archived materials from different sources. The components of childhood a€” birth, home, play, school, health and welfare a€” are revisited so as to provide useful insights about the past to young readers and at the same time serve as a nostalgic read for older readers.Written in a simple and accessible manner and filled with numerous photographs and specially commissioned cartoons, this book will be of interest to anyone who is interested in knowing about childhood as it was and is being experienced in Singapore.This book is also available in Chinese.Taking the iPod touch from his unclea#39;s calloused hands, Chow, who is all of 14 years old, demonstrated once more ... His eyes were focussed and his fingers danced nimbly over the tiny touch screen as he simultaneously rattled off instructions to his uncle. ... too much for the 57-year-old whose latest triumph was successfully using the built-in camera on his mobile phone. ... Born just before the turn of the milienniurn, Chow is a member of Generation Z. He does not know about life B.T.anbsp;...

Title:Singapore Childhood
Author: Jaime Koh, Singapore Children's Society
Publisher:World Scientific - 2012

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