Sunday, November 02, 2003

One of the most neglected Educational snag in Summer Vacation and Schools is ‘Lack of Reading Habit’. Ask most of the kids and they seldom prefer Reading as a hobby. No wonder, most of the child’s school day is devoted to reading-skills instructions yet, words remain bookish and many kids can hardly read any other book other than the school Text. This is a major drawback, which is overlooked by many Educators and parents, which becomes a serious ‘stumbling block’ in the development of a child in the later stage.There are lot of distractions out there with Television programs, computers, activities and entertainment fun. If reading is not encouraged, kids won't develop the vocabulary, the skills and ease of reading. Fluency creeps out. And they cannot communicate! Once they lose interest in reading, it's hard to get them back to motivate to read. They can't read fast and face climbing mountains when they peek to higher classes. Relationship between alphabet and speech sounds needs to be balance with phonic learning in beginning and than clicking to whole language, literature reading. Conversational skills come along with word power, quite naturally! Gone are the days of the Library reading class or writing a Book review. When reading is on back seat, writing a review of the book is far away hobby kids can adopt.

Kids Freesouls Announces a 'Book Week' every year in November. Dive into the Ocean of Knowledge picking up pearls of Education, Entertainment & Information to share with friends. Books widen the doors of imagination and stimulates the mind. Desire of Knowledge is a natural feeling. Lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. Some read to think, some read to write but majority of them need to talk! Our mind is a wanderer as it create thoughts, thoughts create intentions and intentions create reality! Thoughts rule the world! The mind in its own place and itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.

Happy Reading, Keep the faith.

- Editor, Kidsfreesouls

(Editor's Note: Copyright Blossomsmile ilaxi)

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