Today is International Children’s Book Day

April 2, 2007

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Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen‘s birthday, 2 April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.

The habit of reading can be a lifetime gift for your child.

15 Responses to “Today is International Children’s Book Day”

  1. Vani Says:

    Junior ge books huchchu innu hidisilva?

    Please introduce him to books……appa nannu meeriso maga aagli….

  2. praneshachar Says:

    AVAGALE PUSTAKADA HUCCHU HIDISTA IDARE
    TANDEGE TAKKA MAGANAGALU YELLA ARHATEGALU IVE
    APPANANNU MEERISUVA MAGA AGALI NARAYANA

    BELLUR AGAIN I ADORE YOUR APT TIMING
    AND KEEPING TRACK OF ALL THATS HAPPENING
    I AM AMAZED FOR THE NTH TIME

  3. TSSM Says:

    Junior super u!!
    best wishes to the kids and kid book writers all over.

  4. Veena Says:

    Are all the 365 days in the year over..? one one day celebrated as one🙂 cool…
    I was never aware of such day, good they have dedicated one day for children… cooooool.

  5. greatunknown Says:

    Technology has had an adverse effect on children, there’s no debating that. Gone are the days when a child would curl up with a book after doing his homework; or listen to tales from his grand parents.

    Kiddos eat their meals, do their homework, before the omnipresent TV today! They’ll never realise the infinite magic and charm of books, and be much the poorer for it as the years unfold. Alas!

  6. neel3 Says:

    Don’t be so disheartened ,greatunknown-
    you haven’t seen my son yet!
    V sits with a book too often for my peace of mind😉
    Kids just imitate us-if we read as if there is no tomorrow -they too will read .
    As a teacher I keep encouraging the reading habit -of books,magazines and newspapers.
    My kids write reviews , share their reads and sometimes bring cuttings for the display boards.
    I am happy I have manufactured some book worms atleast.😉
    A cuddly hug to all the little book worms the world over.

  7. greatunknown Says:

    neel3, I don’t think that we can generalise on this issue. Let’s take my case: I never imitated anyone, reading was a natural habit, something innate. So much so that when I was a child I couldn’t empty my bowel each morning without a comic to read!

    That passion has stuck with me through the years. Now if you assume a child is reading because he/she sees you doing the same, it means that either the child is imitating you for effect and is thus insincere, or that the attention of the child is elsewhere.

    Gross result? A big zero. For, the child is better off doing what he or she prefers! “If we read as if there is no tomorrow…” does that mean you are trying hard to impose upon your child your likes and dislikes? Sure, reading is a great habit, but what if say, your child likes to work with his hands on something mechanical? Won’t you then be guilty of having prevented the child from following his heart?

  8. neel3 Says:

    Many kids imitate their parents,greatunknown.MINE DID.He likes to read –his dreams also reflect his likes.
    All kids may not imitate. May be some imitate insincerely.How long can a kid imitate for effect?The kid will be hooked to reading sooner or later if their is a choice of suitable books.Or will be tired of it and quit imitating.
    I work with my hands too.
    Period. 😉

  9. neel3 Says:

    By the by haven’t you generalised by saying: Gone are the days when a child would curl up with a book after doing his homework; or listen to tales from his grand parents.

    Kiddos eat their meals, do their homework, before the omnipresent TV today! They’ll never realise the infinite magic and charm of books, and be much the poorer for it as the years unfold. Alas!

  10. greatunknown Says:

    “Kiddos eat their meals, do their homework, before the omnipresent TV… They’ll never realise the infinite magic and charm of books, and be much the poorer for it as the years unfold.”

    Wonderful lines neel3!

  11. neel3 Says:

    hey they are your lines. see your earlier comment.

    vagz read your comment:

    it means that either the child is imitating you for effect and is thus insincere.
    Here is what he says, and I quote– “No one can be forced to do something against his will for long.No one can be oppressed for long.Just remember the Mughals.What happened when Aurangzeb oppressed people like the Jats and imposed jaziya tax?
    neither the Portuguese nor the British could control us for long. It is human nature to revolt.
    Even if your friend is bullying you, you will surely fight back-even if it costs you the relationship.Even a meek goat will rebel against the strong opposition of a wolf.[here he narrates a story–which is a little too long 😉 ] A child forced to do things will become quarrelsome,disinterested and unhappy.”

    The tirade continues, but i stop typing here. 🙂

  12. greatunknown Says:

    Hehehe… I know it neel3:) Just repeating what I said!

    Well it’s great your son holds such opinions at such a young age!


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