Spreading love of reading

Tuesday, 26/04/2022, 23:33 [GMT+7]

Spreading love of reading

Responding to Vietnam Book and Reading Culture Day 2022 (April 21), Khanh Hoa Provincial Library and some schools in the province have organized activities to spread love for reading among pupils.
 
Day for book lovers
 
Phuong Sai Primary School (Nha Trang City) on April 18 held a program about books for its pupils. Within the framework of the program, the pupils performed music performances with content about book stories they have learnt; made presentations on book displays; presented pictures describing content in books; made wall-newspapers about values of books; etc. “I am happy that I can join the program. Through the program, I want to share useful and interesting things in books with my friends,” said Nguyen Tran Thy Uyen, a pupil of Phuong Sai Primary School.
 
 
Pupils of Tran Quoc Toan Primary School reading books at school
Pupils of Tran Quoc Toan Primary School reading books at school
 
On the same day, Tran Quoc Toan Primary School (Nha Trang City) cooperated with the provincial Library to hold book story telling contest and book display contest. Sixth-grade pupils of the school told the stories about President Ho Chi Minh, Thien Y A Na Holy Mother, and legend of Thanh Giong and historical hero Phan Vinh, etc. On this occasion, the library gave 50 books to the school’s library. 
 
The provincial Library has cooperated with many schools in Nha Trang and Ninh Hoa Town to organize numerous activities on the occasion of Vietnam Book and Reading Culture Day 2022. For example, the library held book exhibitions; offered books to schools to build up school bookshelves; introduced authors and books; held book story telling contests; allocated books to schools; launched reading culture ambassador contests; and so on. These activities aimed to encourage and promote reading movement in the public and create a favorable reading environment for pupils and all classes of people.
 
Developing reading habits in children
 
There are many changes in the development of reading culture in Vietnam in recent years. However, the number of people reading books has still been low compared to many countries in Southeast Asia. This is partly because reading movement among pupils hasn’t been developed effectively. For many years, primary school age has been considered suitable to start building reading habits. Referring to this issue, Pham Thi Chau Anh, deputy head of Nha Trang City Education and Training Department, said that reading plays an important role in the development of language, emotions, and social skills of preschool children and is a prerequisite for building early reading and writing skills of children. The important thing is the methods to involve children in reading activities. 
 
Building reading culture and developing reading habits among pupils are also a method to promote positivity, self-discipline, initiative and creativity of pupils, according to Nguyen Thuc Hien, principal of Phuong Sai Primary School. It will also help to make positive changes to teaching and learning activities in classes. The school always encourages its pupils to learn new knowledge in books, develop self-study skills, and take initiative in acquiring knowledge. 
 
Also being aware of the importance of reading books, Tran Quoc Toan Junior High School always tries to create opportunities for its pupils to practice skills related to reading; helps the pupils to cultivate self-study, active and proactive learning, reading and learning habits.
 
Besides the cooperation among schools, families, and related agencies, practical, effective and long-term implementation play an important role in building and cultivating reading habits in children at any age.
 
Giang Dinh
Translated by H.N