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Childhood literacy starts at a very early age at QNL


January 8, 2018
Hind Al-Khulaifi
Gulf Times

Too often, we associate learning with formal education settings, most notably schools.

However, research has shown again and again that the first three years of a child’s life is critical to their growth and development.

As such, it is imperative that parents foster a love of learning in their children as early as possible, and that begins with reading.

Literacy is at the heart of all learning, parents can give their children a significant leg up by introducing reading and writing at an early age, before they ever set foot in a classroom.

While the thought of undertaking such an important task may seem daunting, parents aren’t alone.

Qatar National Library (QNL) offers a comprehensive suite of early literacy programmes designed to help both parents and children nurture a love of learning.

Since QNL opened last month, the Children’s Library has hosted numerous events that take a fun and educational approach to early literacy, such as Storytime Yoga for toddlers and their parents, and A Fun Day with Letters for those aged 4 to 8.