Local Authorities in S China Appeal to Parents to Read More with Their Children

July 5, 2018  Editor: Young Lau
A host speaks with two professionals about their insights and experiences at the event. [China Women's News]


Officials in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, presented an appeal letter at a gathering in the city on May 27 to call on more local families to get involved in a parent-child reading campaign.

At the event, held in celebration of International Children's Day (June 1), organizers also awarded 10 role-model residential communities for their efforts in the building of a child-friendly living environment.

Officials also urged local parents to pay more attention to preserving fine traditional Chinese culture and positive family traditions, and called on children to be prepared and make efforts to further the realization of the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.

In addition, two professionals shared their insights and experiences of parent-child reading. Both emphasized the importance of the activity to promoting the healthy growth of children, the formation of closer ties, and the cultivation of good habits.

According to organizers, Guangdong is home to nearly 20,000 children activity centers and is moving to expand their presence in at least 90 percent of residential communities in urban and rural areas by 2020.

Those present at the gathering included Yu Yanhong, vice-governor of Guangdong Provincial People's Government and director of the Guangdong Working Committee on Children and Women; Zhang Guoying, former chairperson of Guangdong Provincial People's Congress and director of Guangdong Committee for the Caring of the Next Generation; and, representative children and their parents.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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