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Rediscovering a love of reading

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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.

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.

http://allofpolandreadstokids.org/history-in-brief

On the nuts-and-bolts of learning to read, we spoke to Alain Bentolila, a linguistics professor at Paris Descartes University.

We also travelled to Jordan, where one woman has been leading a campaign to re-instil young people with a love of reading.

And she is doing so with the help of an army of reading ambassadors.

http://welovereading.org/

http://www.readingworldwide.com/index.php?id=13956

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