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Promoting reading and good reading culture through the use of book talk and story book among children in selected public and private schools in Lagos mainland

AA Sokoya, AO Alabi


This paper is the findings from existing literature on the mechanics of using book talks and story books to inculcate reading and the steps to develop good reading culture in children. This work is an ongoing action research work in selected private and public schools in Lagos Mainland. It has so far been established that the use of story hour, book talk readers’ club is making impact in promoting reading and good reading culture among children. The teachers expressed satisfaction with the use of these mechanisms.

Keywords: Reading culture, book talk, story book, School Children

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