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Reading Section

The reading section offers specialised workshops to encourage children to read help make reading a consistent habit.

WORKSHOPS

The Nectar of Books - “Read and Challenge,”
This independent reading programme will offer a collection of engaging and interesting stories for all age groups. The workshop, whose slogan is “Read and Challenge,” will look at reading challenge competitions that encourage children to summarise books and therefore increase reading retention.

The Story Time Show
Gather around little ones, it’s Story Time! Join Ilyas and Duck on their adventures as author Omar re-enacts his exciting stories to a mesmerised (and sometimes drooling) group of toddlers.

Shadow Tales
A modern workshop designed to employ “shadows” in the creation and telling of stories. The presentation is innovative, interesting and enjoyable.

Help Me Read
All visitors are welcome to attend this workshop and read to children to help them gain an appreciation for reading. This is part of the El Kheir (charity) initiative, which was launched by the Future Generations Library to coincide with this Year of Giving in the UAE.

World’s Classics
This workshop aims to introduce children to their cultural heritage through age-appropriate excerpts from the world’s classics.

Read and Enjoy
A range of activities and electronic games related to reading.

Sheikh Zayed: A Trilogy
“Our Leaders, Our Role Models.”
This independent reading programme’s slogan is “Our Leaders, Our Role Models.”
This workshop will present and discuss the children’s collection about Sheikh Zayed, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates.

Friends of the Galaxy
In this semi-fictional story each planet produces and uses its own type of recyclable material and must separate the waste and clean the galaxy properly. The purpose of the story is to raise awareness in children about the importance of public cleanliness, sorting of waste at the source, teamwork and cooperation.

The Fragrance of Our Heritage
“Arabic Coffee the traditional Arabic Gulf ritual of hospitality”
In this workshop we seek to connect children with the heritage of their ancestors and to introduce them to the traditional Gulf ritual of Arabic coffee. Children will learn about this symbol of Arab hospitality through the book “The Methods of Preparing and Ritual of Serving Arabic Coffee”. They will handle the tools used in the making of Arabic coffee, learn the terminology and taste samples of different types of Arabic coffee.

Creative Children
“Read, Create, Innovate” in this workshop covering a wide range of sciences, such as chemistry, astronomy and physics. The programmeme is endorsed by the “Creativity Club,” which was launched by the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Centre.

Reading with a Paintbrush
“Artistic & cognitive glances”
This workshop will serve as an introduction to colours, their psychological effects and aesthetic implications. The workshop will also display some of the colours used in children’s stories.

Reading as Therapy
This training workshop is intended to give children and their parents an introduction to the positive psychological effects of reading. The workshop will also review the different kinds of books that can contribute to a child’s self-composure.

Colour and Read
Drawing, painting and clay-art activities for all age groups.

Reading Has Its Own Magic
This independent reading programme will offer a collection of fascinating stories for all age groups to encourage a love of reading.

I am an Author I can write, I am an Illustrator I can draw
In our workshops we don’t simply read the book, we bring it to life! We turn this “learning” session into a “doing” session, making the drama and power of our lessons very real.

Reading the Picture
This distinctive workshop (slogan: “Read and Create”) is intended to give children an introduction to another type of reading, namely, the reading of pictures. Children are exposed to the skills of reading facial expressions and body language.

Watch and Narrate
Younger children will be bedazzled by the visual presentations in this workshop.

Our Journey with a Book
The theme of this independent reading programme is “Planting and Harvesting” and will offer a collection of fascinating stories for all age groups to encourage a love of reading.

The Paths of Giving
5 Minutes of Giving
His Highness, the President of the United Arab Emirates, deemed 2017 the “Year of Giving,” and this workshop is dedicated to teaching children the importance of charity using innovative teaching models for children of all age groups.

Paper Clippings
A variety of art workshops.

I Know More
“Think and Search” at this workshop about different types of child-friendly search engines and how to access to the world’s secrets through e-searching.

The Treasure of Our Values
This workshop (slogan: “Our Ethics-Our Lives”) will review the values that characterise UAE society and offer guidance on the need to preserve them. The country will introduce moral education as part of its curriculum in all schools next year.

Book Reading Session with child author Anaahita Chauhan
Anaahita, who wrote The Mystery of the Lost Plant when she was only eight will read then answer questions. This will be followed by the distribution of activity sheets related to the book.

I Know My Rights
This extremely important workshop is intended to give an introduction to children’s rights in conjunction with the first Charter of Children’s Rights launched by the UAE. Children will enjoy the collection of stories about the topic, with the goal that they will grow up as part of the Conscious Generation and Safe Generation.


PROGRAMME

Wed - 26 April

09:00 - The Nectar of Books (Read and Challenge)
11:00 - I am an Author I can write, I am an Illustrator I can draw
12:00 - Shadow Tales
18:00 - Help Me Read
19:00 - World’s Classics
20:00 - Read and Enjoy

Thur - 27 April
09:00 - Sheikh Zayed: A Trilogy (Our Leaders, Our Role Models)
10:00 - Friends of the Galaxy
11:00 - The Fragrance of Our Heritage (Arabic Coffee and the traditional Arab Gulf ritual of hospitality)
17:00 - Help Me Read
18:00 - Creative Children (Read- Create- Innovate)
20:00 - Read and Enjoy

Fri - 28 April
17:00 - Help Me Read
18:00 - Reading with a Paintbrush (Artistic and cognitive glances)
20:00 - Reading as Therapy
20:00 - Colour and Read

Sat - 29 April
09:00 - Reading Has Its Own Magic
10:00 - I am an Author I can write, I am an Illustrator I can draw
12:00 - Reading the Picture (Read and Create)
17:00 - Help Me Read 18:00 - Watch and Narrate
20:00 - Read and Enjoy

Sun - 30 April
09:00 - Our Journey with a Book (Planting and Harvesting)
10:00 - The Storytime Show
12:00 - The Paths of Giving (5 Minutes of Giving)
17:00 - Help Me Read
18:00 - Watch and Narrate
20:00 - Paper Clippings

Mon - 1 May
09:00 - The Nectar of Books (Read and Challenge)
10:00 - The Storytime Show
11:00 - I Know More (Think and Search)
17:00 - Help Me Read
18:00 - World’s Classics
20:00 - Read and Enjoy

Tue - 2 May
09:00 - The Treasure of Our Values (Our Ethics- Our Live Fences)
10:00 - Book Reading Session with child author Anaahita Chauhan
12:00 - I Know My Rights (Conscious Generation.. Safe Generation)
17:00 - Help Me Read
18:00 - Watch and Narrate
20:00 - Paper Clippings

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