Reading Seeds Programme 2018
Reading plays an important part of lifelong learning, and this necessary skill should be developed as soon as a child is born. Reading Seeds is a literacy program for children together with their parents, in which the passion for literacy is being developed during their critical time in the development of their lifelong literacy.
The more children read, the more things they will know and the more confidence they will gain. When children developed the passion for reading from young, as they grow, they become more motivated to continue reading and learning. The findings from an article published in “Child Language Teaching and Therapy, December 11, 2013” highlight the potential of reading and talking to infants, are not just for language and literacy development but also for other aspects of cognitive development.
Reading Seeds is a continuation of the Born to Read Program, which was organized by Pustaka Negeri Sarawak since the year 2004.
Reading Seeds program is to promote early literacy in the early stages of a child’s life. Through this program, parents too play an imperative supporting role in the efforts to develop reading culture in the family and eventually increase the level of literacy among all levels of society.
- Promote reading culture - help children to read from their young age, and eventually empower them to be independent readers to lifelong learners.
- Getting parents to read to their newborns - frequent activities between parents and their infants can also increase intimacy between them. Hence, reading will become an enjoyable and beneficial activity for both of them.
- Strengthens a child’s vocabulary and developes their confidence
It is hoped that through the love of reading, children will grow up into knowledgeable adults with confidence in their ability to succeed and in their self-worth as individuals.