“Once you learn to read,
You will be forever free”
No wonder with books we get insights of so many lives, experiences, guidance and inspirations. So it is rightly said that, Today’s reader is tomorrow’s leader as the reader knows the trend and understand world and life in much deeper aspect. It is also said that in one of the country books are kept on streets as they believe that readers do not steel and thieves do not read. Such a deep thought, really once we start reading about other lives and world we get insights of the facts which we do not come to know easily. Understanding the importance of book reading it is important to make kids habitual to reading books. Well developing such habit is not an easy task. Many international schools are trying their best to develop love for reading among kids.
Here are some the interesting ways tried out:
- Narrating books by a senior teacher:
At start, the kids will not read by themselves, so teacher narrate the part of book to group of students so that they get motivated to read it further. It is an interesting activity as it creates interest in them and their mind starts thinking about the facts and its conclusion.
- Higher graders reading for lower graders:
Narration by teachers is still like a lesson. To make it more interesting some schools made higher graders to narrate books to lower graders. Kids are always fond of elder students and they listen to them easily. With such an initiative both graders start reading and involve in the learning process.
- Group reading and discussing the learning:
Nothing is more interesting than discussion. It is discussion which actively involve all the kids and make them to react and think. With group reading everyone among kids get involved in reading and understand in depth with discussion.
- Redesigning library and shelves:
Many schools are making libraries fascinating. It is the ambiance which creates curiosity and then initiates learning. Arranging books in a fashion which can arouse interest is the useful way to attract students to make the reading experience worth remembering.
- Theme based book reading :
One of the way is reading based on the theme. With such reading all kids get easily engaged and it makes them curious to know and understand all the facts about the particular topic.