Economía

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En­cour­age your chil­dren to read! This was the mes­sage from Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tion­al, San Fer­nan­do, on the oc­ca­sion of In­ter­na­tion­al Lit­er­a­cy Day which was cel­e­brat­ed yes­ter­day.

The group marked the oc­ca­sion by set­ting up a chil­dren’s li­brary at the Pae­di­atric Ward of the San Fer­nan­do Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal.

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Pres­i­dent Bebe Ajod­ha, who ex­pressed con­cern that chil­dren are spend­ing more time on elec­tron­ic de­vices than with books, un­der­scored the im­por­tance of read­ing.

“Lit­er­a­cy pro­motes life­long learn­ing. It is the foun­da­tion for life, for kids and every­thing,” she said.

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Ajod­ha said the or­gan­i­sa­tion hopes to re­turn to the hos­pi­tal to read with the chil­dren, do­nate more books to the li­brary and en­cour­age par­ents to read to their chil­dren.

En­cour­ag­ing chil­dren to read has be­come dif­fi­cult be­cause of tech­nol­o­gy, she said, adding: “It is key and es­sen­tial and par­ents some­times put on the tele­vi­sion or YouTube as the babysit­ter but that will not work. You have to sit with your child, read to them bed­time sto­ries, sit with your teenagers, do home­work with them, go with your teenagers to the li­brary as well, and you your­self have to be ed­u­cat­ed.

“You can’t leave your chil­dren to play games on the iPad. It is crit­i­cal and im­por­tant that par­ents sit with their chil­dren and start at the youngest age.”

Sorop­ti­mist mem­ber Aruna Har­baran urged par­ents to join their chil­dren at the li­brary.

“You can bor­row five to six books from ba­bies to 90-years-old, 99-years-olds, so there is nev­er an ex­cuse. You don’t have to spend a cent.”

She en­cour­aged par­ents to bor­row books and make their chil­dren read.

“That’s the way they are go­ing to get brighter and smarter and ex­cel in school. When you go with your chil­dren any­where walk with a book. Don’t let them sit down idly on the phone…give them a book.”

Dr An­drea Ar­rindell said elec­tron­ic de­vices have had a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on chil­dren’s de­vel­op­ment, cog­ni­tive abil­i­ty and learn­ing.

“Chil­dren who read more are a lot more in­tel­li­gent, they in­ter­act well, they speak well with oth­ers as op­posed to those who are more on the de­vices,” she said, adding that chil­dren who do not read tend to be less in­ter­ac­tive and shy.

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