Making Reading Enjoyable for Children with Dyslexia


October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. As an educator, have you ever wondered how reading can be made easier for children with dyslexia? Here are answers from Dr.Shailaja Menon that will not only help you understand the problems dyslexic children face, but also…

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Does Your School Library Have These 5 Books That Celebrate the Joys of Reading?


One of our favourite books at Hippocampus is ‘Biblioburro’ by Jeanette Winterson. This book is precious to us not only because it narrates the amazing journey of a passionate teacher, but also because it celebrates the simple yet powerful pleasures…

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How Can We Encourage Children to Read Across Genres? Litpert Dr. Shailaja Menon Has the Answers


Do young readers in your school stick to a few popular series and show reluctance in exploring new genres? Check out Dr. Shailaja Menon’s terrific suggestions on how to inspire children to read across genres. Q. How can we encourage…

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S L Faizal’s Experiments with Reading Innovations in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom


It’s not every day that you come across someone like S L Faizal, a librarian who thrives on reading innovations in the school library. From launching the first library blog in India, to promoting information literacy through fun campaigns such…

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Author Ben Okri’s ‘Ten and a Half Inclinations’

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In ‘Ten and a Half Inclinations’, author Ben Okri makes a compelling case for reading. Every child must read this powerful piece of advice from Ben Okri – an acclaimed Nigerian novelist and poet – best known for his novel…

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