We launched a competition a few weeks back, to celebrate our love for reading and encourage our young readers to interact more with great literature. The participants had to submit a photograph that evidenced their love for reading, accompanied by a short brief.
I’m proud to share the exerts submitted by the families of three Primary winners:
From a child in Year 3
“I like reading because books give me a lot of knowledge. Everywhere I go, I carry books with me because books give me many different emotions. There are books for me to enjoy such as ‘Doraemon’, ‘Secret Language Class’, ‘Peter Rabbit’ and ‘Winnie and Wilbur’. There are many emotional books like ‘Now one foot, now the other’, ‘The giving tree’, which I used to read with my grandfather. There are books that help me explore the immense universe such as ‘The Space’, ‘The Immense Things’ and ‘The stars’. Read books at any time, especially on sunny autumn days.”
From a child in Year 4
“As life develops more and more, with electronic devices, games or other entertainment activities attracting more viewers, we often forget to read. Therefore, each family should spend at least 30 minutes a day to read books together. Reading is also a great way to train children to be resilient and patient. After a busy day, 30 minutes of reading together, helps children and parents feel closer. We read books together to better understand each other.”
From a child in Year 2
“I am a student in Class 2V. I am very happy to participate in the contest "The whole family loves books" because I spread my passion for reading to everyone. Right from the time I was 3 months years old, my mother introduced me to fabric books. When I was 6 months old, my mother started reading to me every day. So, reading habits naturally formed. I read before school time, after school and before bedtime. My parents told me that reading will help me accumulate a lot of knowledge, enrich my language, nurture a beautiful soul and a kind, delicate heart, know how to feel beauty and increase my love of life. Reading together before bedtime will also increase connection among family members. So, no matter how busy my family is, my family spends some time before bedtime reading together. Coming to this contest, I would like to send a set of pictures where the whole family is reading together. Although each member is interested in different types of books, the whole family shares a common interest, the joy of reading. I want to say thank you to my parents for nurturing this passion for me and I will spread this passion to friends and people around.”