Promote reading is one of the best ways to develop children’s cognitive skills. The process of reading is an entirely gradual one. All kinds of factors are involved. From physiological to psychological and emotional. For this reason, it is essential that children are introduced to reading from an early age.
According to the study published by David Kidd and Emanuele Castano, reading narrative fiction helps people develop greater empathy. Also, social perception and emotional intelligence. This is a consequence of the fact that thanks to literature we are able to let our imagination run wild and put ourselves in the place of the
In addition, the Ministry of Culture has launched the Plan for the Promotion of Reading. This plan aims to turn reading into a real social habit. Public administrations, civil organisations, families, schools, universities, libraries, writers, translators, publishers, printers, bookshops… All of them must contribute to the promotion of reading from their competences and resources.
But, how do we promote reading at Eurocolegio Casvi International Private School? What are the best tips for doing so? And what are the advantages?
At Casvi Villaviciosa we are very involved in reading and for this reason we have activities throughout the year which are very well received by our students. The last one was held on the occasion of the Book Day.
In this case, in both Preschool and Primary Education, storytelling was carried out in different languages, including music. They took part in original Kahoots. They have made bookmarks with all kinds of materials and pop-ups. They have also created calligrams, theatrical performances and games such as “Story Dice”. They also created a large mural of quotes and held a Book Fair where no one was left without a book and where the winners of the literary competition organised to celebrate Book Day (Rodrigo Baena, Leire Goicoechea, Jorge Sánchez, Alicia Gómez, Valeria Luengo and Irene Pereira) were announced.
Getting children into the habit of reading can be a difficult task. This is because it requires the involvement of parents, teachers and even the rest of the family. For this reason, it is important to follow a series of tips to promote reading: