Reading of stories and fairy tales to children at an early age

By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….

In relation to the “World Children’s Book Week”, Dr. Ayşegül Ergişi of European University of Lefke issued a statement, stressing that the relationship of the child with books should be initiated by the parents, reading to them rhymes, fairy tales and stories, in the 0-2 age period.

Pointing out that the second week of November is celebrated as Children’s Book Week, and we must develop a close relationship with our children at a very early age. She emphasised that the parents must start reading interesting books to their children. In these days exhibitions of new books for children are opened, and other relevant cultural activities have been held all over the world, to encourage parents to build libraries for their children.

She said that “It should not be forgotten that the foundation of the reading habit is laid in the family institution between the ages of 0-6 and this habit is maintained at school”.