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Rediscovering a love of reading

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Rediscovering a love of reading

<p>The Arab Thought Foundation estimates that most people in the Arab world spend less than six minutes a year reading a book. Some projects are fighting back. We look at two initiatives in Poland and Jordan, which are promoting reading amongst young people, and we talk to an expert. </p> <p>A Polish project believes it is never too soon to start children with books. Even parents in post-natal wards are being encouraged to read to their new-born babies.</p> <p><a href="http://allofpolandreadstokids.org/history-in-brief">http://allofpolandreadstokids.org/history-in-brief</a></p> <p>On the nuts-and-bolts of learning to read, we spoke to Alain Bentolila, a linguistics professor at Paris Descartes University.</p> <p>We also travelled to Jordan, where one woman has been leading a campaign to re-instil young people with a love of reading.</p> <p>And she is doing so with the help of an army of reading ambassadors. </p> <p><a href="http://welovereading.org/">http://welovereading.org/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.readingworldwide.com/index.php?id=13956">http://www.readingworldwide.com/index.php?id=13956</a></p>