Reading stories enabled children to grasp the metaphors and artistic images within the stories and search for them in their surroundings. Additionally, reading stories captivated them because they associated reading with entertainment and enjoyment rather than education. This is what one of the reading ambassadors stated during our recent training for the “We Love Reading” ambassadors.
Two “We Love Reading” training sessions were conducted in the Sweileh region in Amman. The first training took place on the 10th and 11th of June at the Bashayer Al Khair Center. The second training was held on the 17th and 18th of June at the “Buthoor Al Ataa Charitable Association for Orphans.” Both training sessions included various practical activities aimed at educating women about the importance of reading and teaching them the skills of conducting reading-aloud sessions for children. Trainer Ghofran Abu Dayya emphasized the role of reading in fostering effective communication between children and their parents.
The ambassadors mentioned that the training provided them with new skills. One of the ambassadors highlighted how effective communication with children and interacting with them contributes to reducing stress among both children and the ambassadors and increasing comfort and tranquility within the household.
At the end of the training, the ambassadors were registered on the virtual platform for “We Love Reading” ambassadors. This platform aims to create a safe space for ambassadors to exchange experiences, share information about read-aloud sessions, and collaborate in addressing challenges they might face.”