Libraries without book borrowing! According to Mr. Tran Tuan Anh, Head of the Division of Primary Education under the Thai Binh Province Department of Education and Training shared that formerly, pupils could only read books in their 5-to-7-minute break time between lessons, including 2 minutes for book checking in and out. In addition, the reading space was very limited while the number of pupils is always high, making them feel cramped. The most disadvantageous point is that due to the limit in the number of books, libraries normally could not let readers take books home while parents cannot afford to buy books for their children. All lead to the fact that on average, a pupil, especially those in rural areas, read only 2 to 3 books per year. Except for large cities like Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, libraries in other areas still lack many facilities and book titles. According to the Department of Primary Education under the Ministry of Education and Training, in the whole nation, … [Read more...] about New reading methods introduced to encourage children’s reading habit
Encouraging children to read
Kids Read launched in HCMC to encourage students to read Nguyen Quy The British Council and HSBC launched “Kids Read” in HCMC last Friday, a project which is aimed to encourage primary students to read for pleasure both in the classroom and at home, after two years of the program’s successful implementation in Binh Duong Province and Hanoi. The project, developed by the British Council and fully sponsored by HSBC, has been active in the southern province of Binh Duong since 2015, and Vietnamese capital Hanoi since 2016. Launched in HCMC this year, the project is expected to set up a library at each of six primary schools in the outlying districts of the city and provide 200 popular English story books for each school. Thirty-six English teachers and nearly 4,000 students from these schools will have a chance to be engaged in the project with interesting activities such as teacher training, reading sessions, story-telling competitions and community events. Over … [Read more...] about Kids Read launched in HCMC to encourage students to read
Viet Nam News The Kim Đồng Publishing House recently launched a children's anthology of Russian literary works titled Văn Học Nga - Tác Phẩm Chọn Lọc (Russian Literature - Selected Works). In an interview Vũ Thị Quỳnh Liên, editor-in-chief and deputy director of Kim Đồng, says the collection, which includes classics, is a focused effort to encourage reading, especially of literature, among children. What do you want to achieve from publishing an anthology of Russian literature? Kim Đồng Publishing House's Russian Literature Bookcase published books the first time back in 1960s-70s. Every year we reprint many books from the Bookcase, such as Scarlet Sails, The Adventures of Dunno and His Friends and Doctor Aybolit. When we were selecting Russian literary works for the Bookcase, we wondered whether the new generation of readers would appreciate these classics, but we received many letters and phone calls from readers born in 1970s and 80s who want to buy these books - which are … [Read more...] about Parents and teachers must inspire children to read
The Asia Foundation in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City General Sciences Library and the National Library of Vietnam have recently handed 1,500 children English books to 15 libraries of elementary schools in the southern city on the occasion of the Children's Day (June 1). … [Read more...] about Asia Foundation encourages Vietnam kids to read English books
In early 2016, a book street was established in downtown Ho Chi Minh City in order to encourage citizens, especially youngsters, to read. The street, located on Nguyen Van Binh Street in District 1, is meant to nurture a reading culture through various activities and highlight the value and significance of books. Some foreigners have shared their point of view on the importance of reading, as well as their personal experience to encourage their children to fall in love with books. Australian Dr. Mike Turner, chair of the Business Department at Broward College Vietnam In Australia, the government supports free libraries in each suburb (district) where children can read books or borrow them and take them home. This is a free service and children can borrow up to five books and keep them for two weeks. The libraries are stocked with books for all ages and all interests. Many children have a library card and use it to borrow books. This means that they can read as many books … [Read more...] about How important is it to encourage your children to read?