Princess Margareta and Prince Radu, meeting with Bucharest students to promote reading, Giulesti Multipurpose Room
Princess Margareta and Prince Radu of Romania present the national reading program "Children's books" of Bucharest students and parents.
The Old Publishing House and the Royal House of Romania continues to promote reading among children. Wednesday, November 6, 2013, within the series of events organized on the birthday of His Majesty to King Michael I, there will be a large meeting at which AALLRR Prince Radu and Princess Margarita of Romania, ambassadors of the national reading program "Children's books", will meet with students, parents and teachers in Bucharest.
The event organized by Old Court Publishing will take place between the hours 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm in the C.F.R. Rapidly (Calea Giulesti, no. 18, Sector 6), and the entrance is free. Access to the hall will be between 13.30 and 13.50.
The meeting will also include a reading show coordinated by Smaranda Nicolau, the theatrical pedagogue who will create the structure of the Royal Reading Clubs - an initiative of the Old Court publishing house and the Royal House to change children's long-term reading habits.
Also on November 6, there will also be the official launch of the online platform of the "Children's Books" project, where parents, teachers and students will have access to numerous resources that can help them implement the reading program in their communities.
At the event on November 6, Iren Arsene, director of Curtea Veche Publishing, will take the floor, and since 2012 he has decided to focus his publishing efforts on creating a national reading program to change the worrying reading statistics among children from Romania. Romania is, at the moment, at the tail of the ranking in the European Union regarding the number of books read per capita and the ability to understand the texts read.
National reading program "Children's books"
The efforts of Curtea Veche Publishing to make reading more attractive for young children began with the launch, in 2012, of the collection "Books of childhood", which includes stories about children between the ages of 8 and 14 years of the great international literary works ("Peter Pan" "," Great hopes "," Black Beauty "." The three musketeers ", etc.).
At the beginning of 2013, the publishing house launched, based on this series of books, the reading program "Children's books", in which it became actively supported by the entire Royal House of Romania. If in the first part of 2013, the program was carried out in the libraries of Carturesti from the whole country, through the reading workshops "Classic classics", in the school year 2013/2014 the publishing house directs the message to schools, through meetings with members of the Royal Family and reading workshops, but also book donations to children from disadvantaged backgrounds, social campaign coordinated by ASR Prince Nicolae of Romania.
Meetings from schools will be followed by the creation of Royal Reading Clubs for the organization whose publishing house collaborates with specialists and volunteers. After the campaigns in the libraries and schools, the Old Court Publsihing aims to reach the home of each family, proposing to parents to read to the little ones 20 minutes every day.
"The number of book readers has dropped worryingly in Romania over the last two decades. Fewer volumes reach children and adolescents, fewer titles are placed in the family library of our contemporaries. (...) The Royal Family of Romania today believes that ignorance of the word printed between the covers of the book is a vulnerability of the nation and of the homeland. Parents, bring the book close to your children! Just as they need love, sun and family, the smallest Romanians need books, in order to get together , as people. " (ASR Prince Radu of Romania)
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