IBBY-Yamada 2022: Zimbabwe

Story Reading Flyers for reading promotion at schools and at home

To promote reading in schools and at home, IBBY Zimbabwe proposed the creation of pictorial story reading flyers - practical story cards in two formats for grades 1-3 and 4-7. For the youngest children, a one page story with pictures was created and laminated back to back for durability and easier cleaning and filing. The older children received a longer story over two pages with a picture at the top, also laminated. An earlier similar project made creative stories; however, this time the themes will emphasize non-fiction topics, based on consultation with schools and teachers.

Keywords: Reading promotion through storybooks; Folktales; Target audience: children