Knjige. Vir: Pixabay
Knjige. Vir: Pixabay

Is reading still a value?

How many books are on the bookshelves of your home?

Research shows that children who have a lot of books at home read more.

What else! If you’re ever bored and have a lot of books nearby that can take you on new adventures, it’s easier to reach for them.

But sometimes kids also need a little encouragement. Especially in these times when many people prefer to escape boredom by browsing TikTok and Instagram or playing Roblox and Minecraft.

Kaj lahko odrasli, učitelji in starši, naredijo, da otroci raje vzeli v roke knjige kot telefon ali računalnik?

What can adults, teachers and parents do that children would rather pick up a book than a phone or a computer?

Experts discussed this at the conference Reading as a Value, which was prepared on the occasion of International Literacy Day. It was intended to reflect on raising awareness among the general public about the importance of reading, reading literacy and reading culture.

Unfortunately, even adults are well aware that it’s difficult to get those who don’t like to read to reach for a book.

»According to the Book and Readers VI survey, the challenge is how to reach those who don’t read and how to convince them why it’s wise to read. The way to achieve this is also a challenge,« said Renata Zamida, director of the Public Book Agency, at the conference.

One way to encourage reading is National Reading Month, which runs through October 11th. During this time, the organizers invite you, among other things, to read for at least fifteen minutes a day.

Will it work?

Points to Consider

  1. Which kind of book do you like to read?
  2. What would help you to start reading if you do not like it?
  3. Why is reading important?


The original version of this article was published on August 28th.

English translation courtesy of JL FlannerTotal Slovenia News, an English language website with news from and about Slovenia.


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