The CDC received funding from the Queen Elizabeth Foundation for the Mentally Handicapped which enabled us to buy the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme. The scheme is a very popular reading programme both in Hong Kong and overseas and assists children to develop their reading through a systematic approach across its stages. Initially the books do not have words but teach important skills to develop receptive and expressive language as well as book handling. The scheme includes books that teach phonics, decodable books, fiction and non-fiction books plus stories with the well known characters Biff, Chip and Kipper.

The Oxford Reading Tree Scheme is part of the Parent Library so please feel free to borrow the books. The books have been organised into their stages and labelled clearly in book bags so that children can work their way through the programme. Each book bag contains six books and many have a reading guide.

Some children may not yet be ready to read or to handle books. However, they may have a brother or sister who is, so siblings can borrow the books too!

If you would like to borrow the books but are not sure where to start or how to use the scheme please let Louise Thomas know and she will happily talk you through it, you can email her on or just pop into the office.