Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) treasurer Wendy Cheah and the organiser of the reading corners at SRJK (C) Puay Chai 2, Bandar Utama
WITH children increasingly losing interest in reading, the parents of SJKC Puay Chai 2 pupils in Bandar Utama decided to put together three reading corners within the school compound.
The reading corners meant to cultivate the habit were set up about three months ago and are placed strategically in the foyer, outside the library and the activity hall.
Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) treasurer Wendy Cheah said children nowadays were more likely to indulge in digital games even when they eat.
Year 1 and 2 pupils being entertained at the launch of the reading corners.
“We have placed the books in such a way that the covers face out to attract the children to pick them up,” said Cheah.
“In November last year, we conducted a pilot study by putting old copies of the Young Scientist magazine on the shelves.
“Surprisingly, about 30 to 40 of them huddled around the shelves to read,” said Cheah, who is the brains behind this initiative.
“Following the successful, we were willing to spend about RM8,000 on shelves and renovations to set up the reading corners,” she added.
Since then, many parents have sponsored the books, for which school principal Pang Lai Cheun is grateful.
by PHOEBE KHOR
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