Abilidade Téknika Pre-Eskolár (ATPE) is writing, translating and printing a set of 20 children’s picture story books. They are for young children from 3 – 8 years and are therefore of interest to parents and to teachers of both pre-school and the 1st series of Basic Education.
The back covers are dedicated to educating the adults so that they better understand the joys of reading aloud to their children and how, in doing so, they are giving them a great gift – a love for books and reading! The children will reap the benefits of this for the rest of their lives.
In 2014 ATPE will also be releasing a set of Discussion Questions for each book.
Each book contains 32 pages and is a large format, measuring 28cm x 24.5cm.
The books will be sold and distributed through East Timor Development Agency (ETDA). They will be available in a number of bookshops.
ATPE are also developing a range of classroom resources in Tetum. The first of these are Activity Pads. The Activity Pads are designed to be used as educational tools. The first ones develop Problem Solving skills, others develop Handwriting skills and there will be a set for Numeracy development.
ATPE acknowledges the many sponsors and supporters
whose generosity has enabled this project
to move from a distant dream to to-day’s reality.