The school where my children attend , organized their annual ‘Reading Book Week’ recently, for the children in the smaller age group. This was arranged in a very elaborate way. All the little children took part with a lot of enthusiasm. I actually like this idea a lot because the main objective is to encourage and motivate children to read.My kids were asked to bring some of their favourite books,to display in the makeshift class room Library and share and exchange books with friends.This actually helped my sons to actively participate in the program.
Motivating children at an early age ,encourages them to enhance their reading habits .This helps them develop their learning skills and enable them to reach great heights in learning in their later years.Reading at an early age instigates a child in many ways.Their listening and writing skills improve to a vast extent. In this day and age most children are fascinated by the television and the computer .They have no time to get involved in extra curriculum or outdoor activities.So getting teachers and parents organize similar programs would definitely facilitate a lot of children to read a lot and more often.
The other day ,reading an article on Enid Blyton took me back to my childhood. As a little girl I loved reading her books.I would wait impatiently till I got my hands on her latest book.I vividly remember during that time ( in the late 7o’s) .We got the opportunity to borrow books from the mobile bookman, who would bring the latest books of Enid Blyton,stacked in a box on his bicycle.For a few cents, we got to keep the book for a week or so. Now as an adult and a mother to four, I’m still enthralled with her books and enjoy reading her mysteries and adventures to my children. Her books were a part of my childhood and in some way responsible for my love for reading.