It is not all about the recognition or the awards which I receive, but it is that unique joy which I internally experience when I know that I have in one way or another helped someone feel better, awakened a hidden passion in them, or I have simply succeeded in transmitting a certain knowledge which is beneficial to them. That is the only and best reward which actually fulfills me and gives me a sense of productive satisfaction.
Last week, I presented my first event here in Muscat at Let’s Read where I have discussed, along with the parents, the basic steps of how to read WITH and not TO a child.
Like any skill, reading needs training, positive reinforcement and a lot of patience in order to be mastered by the child. The best part of the workshop is the engagement I have received from the concerned and boisterous group of moms who were very eager to apply what we have covered and experienced together.
It is very important that we, as parents, find the time and the appropriate method in encouraging our children to appreciate reading and know all about the benefits that lie behind it. After all, any type of knowledge is easily acquired when the child is actually involved in the learning process; so goes the saying: ‘Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I will remember.”
The whole ambiance at the Let’s Read Center was filled with a positive and a captivating atmosphere. The staff and attendees have actually taken me to a world where we all felt as one – bonded together in order to implement what we believe is the best for our children.
“By doing what you passionately love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.” I would like to take a moment and thank all of those who have been part of this workshop’s success. You have also participated in my inner growth and helped me in learning something new about myself.
P:S: Let’s Read, located in the heart of Oman Avenues Mall, is an interactive learning niche with multiple reading literacy activities and a colorful selection of books.
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Photo credit: Fayqa Alshidi