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Why reading matters

Reading is one of the most fundamental skills a child needs to learn to succeed in life. Developing good reading habits is vital to your child’s future not just academically, but in everyday life as well. What can good reading habits do for your child’s development? Here are five reasons you should develop reading habits young, and why they are so important.

Reading develops vocabulary: The more your child reads, the more new words will find their way into his vocabulary. Reading allows for exposure to words and phrases that you might not use as part of normal speech. “When you read aloud to your child, you are not only helping to prepare her to learn to read, you are also exposing her to rich language she otherwise might not hear,” states Susan Canizares, Ph.D, a specialist in language and literacy development.

Reading increases attention span: Encouraging good reading habits from an early age develops your child’s attention span and allows them to focus better and for longer periods of time. Reading combats the epidemic of poor attention span in today’s children.

Good reading habits prepare children for school: Children who spend a lot of time reading prior to attending school will have an easier time adapting to the reading-focused learning environment in their future classrooms.

Developing reading habits early leads to a lifelong love of books: Children who start reading regularly from an early age are more likely to enjoy reading later in life. This will serve them well throughout their education and beyond.

Reading encourages a thirst for knowledge: Children with good reading habits learn more about the world around them, and develop an interest in other cultures. Reading leads to asking questions, and seeking answers, which means children learn more every day.

You can teach your child good reading habits and motivate them to read by:

  • Reading to them from a young age, as early as possible
  • Modeling good reading habits by taking the time to read yourself
  • Encouraging conversations about content of what your child has been reading.

Encouraging good reading habits and modeling them as well sets up a parent as a role model for the love of reading. Susan B. Neuman, Ph.D, director of the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement at the University of Michigan, says teaching motivation is key. “Children develop motivation to read by being read to often, learning firsthand the pleasures that reading can bring.”

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Kendriya Vidyalayas in Ernakulam Region

The Kendriya Vidyalayas are a system of central government schools in India that have been instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It comprises over a thousand schools in India and three abroad.

The system came into being in 1963 under the name ‘Central Schools’. Later, the name was changed to Kendriya Vidyalaya. All the schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Its objective is to educate children of the Indian Defence Services personnel who are often posted to remote locations. With the army starting its own Army Public Schools, the service was extended (but not restricted) to all central government employees.

A uniform curriculum is followed by these schools all over India. By providing a common syllabus and system of education, the Kendriya Vidyalayas are intended to ensure that the children of government employees do not face education disadvantages while their parents are transferred from one location to another. The schools have been operational for over fifty years.

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, which literally translates to ‘Central School Organisation’, oversees the functioning of these schools and has its headquarters in New Delhi. The administration of this body is based on levels; the chairman of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is always the Minister of Human Resource Development of the Government of India, and the deputy chairman is Minister of State of MHRD. The real working power lies with the Commissioner of KVS; there are additional commissioners to accompany Commissioner in the administration of KVS in different fields. The head of a KVS region is Deputy Commissioner accompanied by an Assistant Commissioner. There are individual principals of every KV administering the school.

As of March 2016, there were 1128 schools named Kendriya Vidyalayas. Kendriya Vidyalaya is one of the longest chain of school in world with 1125 schools in india and 3 operated in foreign.[2] A total of 1,209,138 students (as of 30 September 2015) and 56,445 employees were on the rolls (as of 1 September 2013). These were divided among 25 regions, each headed by a deputy commissioner.
(from Wikipedia)

The Ernakulam Region started functioning in April 2012. There are 37 Kendriya Vidyalyas in this region.

Interact Club Career Guidance Session

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A career guidance session was conducted in Kendriya Vidyalaya Port Trust as part of Interact Club activity sponsored by Rotary Club Cochin West on 04 September, 2014. The theme was “Indian Administrative Services”. An enriching talk was delivered by Mr Babu Rajeev, Retd. IAS Officer, Assam Cadre, in the august presence of Principal Mrs Holy George, Rotract President V Renjith, Rotarian Mr Balchander, Faculty Advisor Mrs Lini Nair, which highly motivated students who were popping up questions and clarifications in the quest for stardom in the Indian Administrative Services.
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And, below, Mr Babu Rajeev visiting the Chemistry Lab and reliving the memories of his academic years, since he was chemistry student.
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