India-US initiative to improve children’s reading skills
Aimed at improving the reading skills of primary school children in the country, the US and India launched a reading initiative.
The READ (Read-Engage-Achieve-Dream) Alliance is a partnership between the US Agency for International Development and India’s Center for Knowledge Studies (CKS).
Reading habit developed at an early age is very helpful to be make the child a self-learner. A host of positive skills are developed in the child if there is the habit of reading in him. Raising children as readers improve them good grades and excellent benefits. Actually children, if reading do not get bored easily, their mind is trained and a lifelong habit of reading is developed in them. Children when read books for pleasure, while growing up, they acquire good language skills and brings a better understanding and values in them.
“The moment a child learns to read is the moment he or she obtains the single most important skill that one needs to have the best possible chances in life,” said US acting Charge d’Affaires Michael Pelletier, while launching READ’s innovation challenge.
“I am confident that the READ alliance will help put millions of Indian children on a path of life-long learning,” Pelletier added.
The event also saw the release of the synopsis of CKS’s “7 steps to reading” report, which provides a plan for improving the reading abilities of Indian children.