Love Reading Project (philanagnosia)
Books Develop Strong Children …
Philanagnosia, already as a term, refers to the cultivation of a substantial and deep relationship of the reader with the world of Literature.
As an activity included in the last decade in the curriculum, it also includes a wide range of educational activities and techniques that strengthen and enhance child and book relationships in multiple levels.
With Philanagnosia, Literature is partially disconnected from the teaching of the language lesson, and the reading of texts is suggested as entertainment, enjoyment, aesthetic and emotional cultivation.
Philanagnosia cultivates a lively relationship of children with the book and facilitates the reader-student’s communication with some of the world’s most important people, the writers. Students who love to read set as primary objective the joy of reading. Reading takes place in a specially designed room, where the books are the high-profile guests. Here students can relax and enjoy the gift of reading.
The animator, who plays a very important role in shaping children’s positive attitudes towards Literature, distinguishes the students’ particular interests, selects books and creates motivation for reading. He is the one who recommends texts to students, familiarizes them with the writers and introduces them to the unique world of different kinds of literature.
Philanagnosia invests in thinking, judgment and imagination. The child is being emotionally satisfied by indirectly living the lives of the heroes. Let us not forget that nowadays children grow up in an impersonal world, inhumane and mechanized, as a result of which they accumulate knowledge and information from which they are psychically alienated.
This relationship for life cultivates philanagnosia as a practice and activity within the curriculum, aiming at benefits and skills that will accompany students well beyond the end of their school life.
Thus we read books with children because they help them become … strong and happy!