Why are Children’s Literature Festivals important?
“Words, are our most inexhaustible source of magic.”
Over the years, with children and young adults spending more and more time in front of screens and gadgets, there has been an alarming decline in the age old culture of reading. However, the good news is that parents are realising that reading books and listening to stories weaves a magic of its own and opens young minds to endless possibilities. There is awareness that not only do books enhance a child’s knowledge and understanding of diverse cultures across the world but they also provide an opportunity to a child to them about their own roots in the most interesting and fun way possible…through stories. They learn to walk a mile in other’s shoes, respect various perspectives and understand that however young or old they are, there is always more to learn.
Thus the reason for the growing popularity of Litfests across the world.