ADHVAN LIBRARY PROGRAMME
Through this programme we conduct regular Library sessions in Child Care Institutions to encourage the habit of reading, support literacy and language development and build key life skills. Each Library session includes the following activities
Children have a free space to read, express, question and dialogue. They exercise their choice in the selection of books and build confidence and communication skills as they present the book to a facilitator and their peers. Directed conversations around the books promote critical thinking and language development. The conversations around books encourage children to read with intention and to experience the joy of reading.
STORY READ ALOUDS
A story is read aloud to children with a lot of questioning and discussion to provoke thought. A pre story activity helps set the context and tone of the book and prepares children for the story, while a post story activity deepens the understanding of the theme of the story. The activities are designed using the medium of Art, Craft, Drama, Creative Writing and Music to enhance confidence, problem solving skills, decision making skills, build self esteem and social and self awareness. Conscious curation of books and group processes support the enhancement of life skills and expose the children to the larger world beyond the walls of the institution.
Specialised book based literacy activities support children’s Literacy in Hindi, English and Marathi. Activities are customised for each child to strengthen their reading fluency and comprehension.
To foster the love of reading and enhance confidence and self esteem a wide range of activities around expression, books, stories and poems are conducted.
ISSUING OF BOOKS
To ensure increased access to books, children are issued books. The close knit nature of the homes leads to exciting discussions around books and offers opportunities for children to support each other on their journey to becoming readers.