Reading is one of the best habits a child can possess. Books can teach a child a lot about many different things and boost their confidence. They can be a child’s best friend for life. My daughter is an avid reader and she loves reading so much that I have to stop her from reading sometimes. I am sure the biggest reason for her interest in reading is because of our frequent library trips when she was small.
I feel a child should be exposed to books right from the start. You can buy some age-appropriate books and read with them. There are many types of books available even for babies as small as 6 months. These are soft books, cloth books, and picture books with bright colourful pictures to gain a child’s attention.
Parents can even look out for the book fairs, stalls and any such options where your child can be exposed to the world of books. Neev Literature Festival is one such festival which is happening again this year at Neev academy.
I attended it last year with my daughter and she loved it. The good news is that it is back and this year they are ‘Taking Children’s Literature Seriously’. The Festival Will Have workshops, interactive sessions, panel discussions, book readings, book launches, literary marketplace, book award and a deluge of authors, readers and writers all under one roof.
Books capture the soul, which stays with us for a lifetime. That’s what Neev Literature Festival 2019 is really about: Building readers for life!
There will be workshops for kids of different age groups like 3-7, 7-12 years and 12 years and above. There will be workshops the whole day at different timings. Last year The Neev Literature Festival had more than 60 International and Indian authors, filmmakers, illustrators, and librarians. There were authors such as Nadia Hashimi, Paro Anand, Ranjit Lal, Shal Mahajan, Sampurna Chattarji, JahnaviBarua, Neha Singh, Adan Jimenez & Felicia Low Jimenez, among others. My daughter and I had a great time interacting with these authors. They also unveiled the Neev book awards last year. You can read more about it here.
This year, Neev Literature festival 2019 is happening in Neev Academy this weekend 20th and 21st September at their Yamlur branch. What are you waiting for? Plan a visit with your kids to explore the world of literature and the love of reading.