"No matter how busy you are, the most important thing you can do for the future of your child, apart from showing your love by hugging, is to read aloud every day and radically limit television".
Jim Trelease, author "The Read-Aloud Handbook"
Reading aloud by a parent is one of the milestones of the emotional, moral and intellectual development of a child.
At the beginning of the new millenium, when child entertainment is governed by the world of computers, the Internet and television, we have to start working towards the rescue of the human element in communication between parents and children. Television cannot embrace or snuggle up to a child, nor can it provide answers to children's inevitable questions. We are all aware that intelligent and natural contact with a child forms an invaluable investment into this small human being. Mutual relations are deepened, trust in parents is increased and the child feels safe, important and loved. The vocabulary of a child grows, the child's horizon of ideas expands, and the child gradually achieves positive dependen on books. A small investment of time can mean an incomparable contribution for a child. Some effects are reflected immediately, some have consequences that are only reflected after several years, and some become evident still later. Nonetheless, all of the effects are positive.
8th October 2012
The collaboration of nine partners from eight different countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Spain) will draw experience from different types of volunteer services, some with longer traditions, others with less.
3rd October 2012
LIKA KLUB publishing house in collaboration with Every Czech Reads to Kids non-profit organisation currently publishes a great book by the Italian writer Gianni Rodari entitled "Fairy Tales over the Phone",
2nd October 2012
2nd December 2011