With the June holidays upon Primary school students, parents may scramble to find ideas for activities or places to go to keep their children engaged. Certainly, there will be days where there is some downtime, where the kids are cozied up at home. Almost inevitably, there will also be a smartphone in their hands. Hours will whizz past with their eyes glued to the screen. Though it might take some coaxing, why not look to fun books instead that will magically transport them to another world?
love of reading
There is no denying that there are instances of students performing well in English with just repeated rounds of practice and rote-memorising of model compositions; All of this achieved while barely having read any books. Why then is there still such a great emphasis on reading books and cultivating a love of reading?