At a time when the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has confined billions of people inside their homes across the globe, nothing offers better company than books.
Prominent children’s book illustrators offered insights into the potential of illustrations in enhancing children’s enjoyment and understanding of stories, and its evolution to the digital format, at 12th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival.
Focusing on the importance of reading, learning, and researching skills for students, the programme is being held virtually via Microsoft Teams, allowing children across the emirate to participate in all activities and events.
The initiative will provide young generations across the nation with better access to latest high-quality sources of knowledge in a diversity of genres
Nuwa Al Jafri, a young girl aged 4, has just achieved a milestone of reading maximum books in a record time and found her name in the Asia Book of Records and India Book of Record.
The Arab Reading Champion takes home Dhs500,000 cash prize, bringing the total of prizes distributed to Dhs11 million. The event will also see the announcement of the Outstanding Supervisor and Best School.
SCAD has released the results of reading Opinion Poll 2022 which show an increasing interest of developing reading habit over the past three years from 38 per cent to more than 55 per cent in 2022 and 79 per cent of population prefer reading online.
Rewayat, an imprint of Kalimat, launches a summer reading drive which will run till mid-September; winners can enjoy new cultures around the globe.
The activities, which saw the participation of children and youth, employees of a number of government institutions, parents and the public, aimed at providing participants with new professional and technical expertise and skills.