The Ministry of Education is considering different strategies to get children to enjoy reading and to get excited about books. This as the Ministry launched Reading Month activities today.
Perhaps the most effective way to get children to develop a keen interest in reading according to the Ministry of Education is by setting the example. If teachers and parents set the pattern by demonstrating such an interest then children are more likely to follow. The Ministry representatives made the observation as it launched reading month on Friday
This year the theme is “The Joy of Reading” . This is in keeping with the Ministry’s effort to shift the focus away from the mechanics of reading.
This month the Ministry has also decided to eliminate the stress of reading competitions. Instead they are concentrating on getting the reader to enjoy reading material of his choice