Forcing children to focus only on text books, discouraging reading for pleasure, reduced parent-child engagement, not encouraging storytelling, are some of the ways adults are causing apathy among the children towards reading – discussed participants at 14th Policy Breakfast on library for culture, reading and learning.
The policy event was held on 8th October 2017 and was organized by the British Council Bangladesh and IID as a part of the Libraries Unlimited project which is being implemented by the British Council in collaboration with Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh. IID is the policy partner to the Libraries Unlimited.
Significance of reading is critical to lifelong learning of a child but with dependence to social media, technology and parents not encouraging reading habit has caused young generation to become disconnected from the joy of reading and thus have caused them to be less likely to library visit. Library plays a crucial role in reinstating the reading habit in the children of our time.