Studies show that children who read for pleasure have better results in all subjects than their peers who read less or not at all, including in the exact sciences. In contrast, children who are left behind with reading for various reasons are less likely to reach their fellow readers.
Curtea Veche Association, the most important NGO that promotes reading among children in Romania, launches a free brochure for family reading. The material is made in collaboration with Gáspár György, psychologist and psychotherapist, and can be downloaded free of charge from the website www.asociatiacurteaveche.ro/Resurse.
Self-esteem, school performance, ability to interact with others, harmonious brain development, recommendations for books and interactive games designed to make reading more fun are just a few of the issues in the booklet "We Need Stories to Grow Old People" launched by the Curtea Veche Association, in partnership with paginadepsihologie.ro, in order to promote the concept of parenting for reading: “Each of us, adults, is responsible for the future of the next generations if young people do not read anymore. The statistics on functional illiteracy and book consumption are extremely worrying for our country, we are the last place in the European Union. The purpose of our association is to show the little ones that each book is an adventure worth living and, at the same time, to convey to the public that no child will become a perfect reader if forced to read or will not exist. adults ready to guide them. For this it is essential for the parent to understand the role of reading in the development of the little one and to always maintain the book around the child, ”says Iren Arsene Mate, president of the Old Court Association, about the initiative of this project.
Gáspár György is a clinical psychologist and relational psychotherapist, author of the volume "The invisible child" (Curtea Veche Publishing, 2016). He is a founding member and president of the Multicultural Association of Psychology and Psychotherapy, where he coordinates the training program in family psychotherapy and is responsible for developing the European-American collaboration strategy in the field of psychology and relational psychotherapy. He has a private office in Bucharest, where he provides counseling and psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and adults, couples and families.
More details about the Curtea Veche Association and about the projects it carries out can be found on the www.asociatiacurteaveche.ro website and on the Curtea Veche Association Facebook page.