IBBY-Yamada 2016: Peru

Reading promotion: the magic of reading

This project aims to promote the magic of reading in children from a neighbourhood just south of Lima that lacks basic services and where many children cannot read and are not encouraged to read. The belief is that in order to learn to read, one must read. Reading promotion strategies must be developed and implemented, using quality books, at a very early age. The project will be developed together with the Children’s Educational Institute, a school in a suburb south of Lima for 80 children aged 3 to 5. The school has three teachers (including the principal) and four assistant teachers. The proposal comprises workshops to encourage reading and literary and artistic creativity in children ages 3 to 5. The tools are quality books with good illustrations, little text and large type. Through the creativity workshops the children will explore their own ideas and literary suggestions.

Together with International Children's Book Day events, the CEDLI IBBY Peru donated books, education and recreational material to create classroom libraries in the first, second and third grade classrooms.