A book can take us anywhere: to another city, to a different country, or even to an alternative world. Reading allows us to be transported from our own world to another. Between the pages of a book, we can become immersed in the lives of fictional characters and learn about a culture entirely different from our own. We can also learn new words and phrases, experience a range of emotions, and acquire skills and knowledge.
Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
DEAR – Drop Everything And Read session was held at Akal Academy IB World School at Baru Sahib in the first week of May giving children exclusive time for pleasure reading where they could read anything of their choice. Teachers read out stories to the little ones who were not able to read by themselves.