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Wednesday, January 29, 2020



92 per cent children in India read books for fun, says survey

January 17, 2020 4:19 pm

The survey found that young kids take more interest in reading short stories with pictures, mainly comics and fairy tales.

World Book Fair 2020: Why people are glued to books still

January 09, 2020 1:05 pm

Bibliophiles throng the ongoing book fair to celebrate the festival of reading.

Not a reader? Do yourself a favour and pick up a book today

December 07, 2019 2:35 pm

The famous Tyrion Lannister has rightly said, "A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone".

We are all wonders, says bestselling children’s author Dav Pilkey

November 28, 2019 6:13 pm

In India on a book tour, the creator of the 'Captain Underpants' and the 'Dog Man' series talks about how readers make the world a better place.

Reading challenge for kids based on the theme of space

October 29, 2019 11:42 am

The challenge is open to kids between ages five and 11. It will begin on November 4, in Delhi. Children will have to read at least six books in six weeks from a collection of handpicked titles. This challenge aims to inspire children to read for pleasure, improve their reading and writing skills and build confidence.

Start reading to your child early, even in the womb

July 30, 2019 8:29 am

"I started to read books when my child was in my womb; here are some benefits to read to your child early. Just place your hand on the womb, read and mentally communicate with your child for at least five to 10 minutes."

'Build the reading habit in kids at the primary school level'

July 03, 2019 4:08 pm

"Even if you have good books, how do you ensure children are being able to read them? We work with school libraries and to a small extent with community libraries in enabling access. We also focus on capacity building through principals, teachers, parents and community members."

How reading can prepare your child for school after vacations

June 24, 2019 7:50 am

Reading is a habit, which not only helps children learn without being bored but also helps expand their mind and imagination. It's like yoga for the mind. A variety of stories introduce children to many characters, adventures, outlooks and opinions.

Watch: How to instill love of learning in kids

June 11, 2019 9:49 am

"If we are not developing our child's desire to read then we are letting them down. Reading causes thinking. If you want your child to think then you get them to read," says Doon school headmaster Matthew Raggett.

Bangalore police stations set up libraries, to help cops beat stress

June 05, 2019 4:15 pm

"We have been getting a lot of calls and many individuals and organisations have come forward to donate books already. Our book banks are growing which indicates that our libraries will become self-sustainable soon," DCP South K. Annamalai, the mastermind behind the initiative says.