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Books and Reading - A child says
Submitted by aditi on 21 August, 2018 - 21:30
Why Read books - a view point from a child's point of view - all thoughts written by a 13yr old child.
“ The most important thing we’ve learned, So far as children are concerned, Is never, NEVER, NEVER let Them near your television set -Or better still, just don’t install The idiotic thing at all.
“IT ROTS THE SENSE IN THE HEAD
IT KILLS IMAGINATION DEAD!
IT CLOGS AND CLUTTERS UP THE MIND!
IT MAKES A CHILD SO DULL AND BLIND
HE CAN NO LONGER UNDERSTAND
A FANTASY, A FAIRYLAND!
HIS BRAIN BECOMES AS SOFT AS CHEESE!
HIS POWERS OF THINKING RUST AND FREEZE!
HE CANNOT THINK — HE ONLY SEES!”
Remember this poem? It is from the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Roald Dahl has written all the problems of the T.V. in one humourful poem.
People have started to think that such devices and machines are the only way of entertainment. But actually the television is just killing your imagination. You would argue that there are many channels that are informational and educational. But why watch the telly when you can get the same kind of information while reading a book.
OUR TALK WITH THE AAROHI LIBRARIAN (another child)
Q: Why are books important?
A: Books are important because they grow your imagination and a good book always teaches you a lot. Storybooks, if written by a good author, can give you the feeling that you are there amongst the characters and you can see the story unfold.
Q: Books are being read by less and less people. If this keeps on going then people will stop writing and publishing books. Any thoughts on that?
A: Without books the world will have no imagination and such a world will have no creativity. We have a wide selection of books at Aarohi. From fictional books to murder mysteries. From autobiographies to poetry. From comic books to adventure novels. There is a lot to choose from when you are here.
The library is open for anyone who wishes to read. So, if you feel like reading something come right to Athena and enjoy!