Child Development

MyPedia Reader : Stories by Children for Children!

Time to encourage Innovative visions, Productive dreams and Creative minds! 

It has been so aptly said,

“Every Child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso

Leave children to get bored for some time and then you’ll see how the creativity arises out of them. They do it because they look for the magic and involve their innocent imaginations. Inculcating Creativity in a child is as important as education. Rather a creative child has an imaginative and experimental learning which is far more valuable for the cognitive development.

“Child prodigy, Adora Svitak, says the world needs ‘childish’ thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and optimism. She says kids don’t think about limitations, they just think of good ideas.

And yes this is the reason why Kids are more confident, and creative compared to what adults are. Creativity feeds the soul and it helps creation of a  better future and better world. Current education systems do not foster more of natural creativity. And this is the reason why kids minds and hearts get laden with the course books as they progress, rather than imagining, dreaming and giving their thoughts a creative life.

And, this is why we need to promote vision and imagination as kids grow. We need to have more confidence in them and support them. This world needs more of Junior artists, Child authors, Junior Scientists, Lil think-tankers to imagine an incredible future generation.

Genesis of MyPedia Reader Storybooks :

To motivate our lil champs, not only in dancing , but also in the above mentioned creative streams, Pearson India gave birth to “MyPedia Reader”, a book by the Children and for the children. As they say “ It is a learning solution to sustain and develop the innate 

1. Imagination,

2. Creativity and

3. Critical thinking in children. And it promotes young authors and young illustrators”.

It is a serious endeavour from Pearson, to provide an environment, which allows them to nurture, cultivate and grow their innate creativity. It is a platform to showcase how beautiful their talents and imaginations can be, to the world and motivate the goodness.

Sounds exciting?

Let’s shake hands with “MyPedia Reader”, from Pearson :

Pearson India organized a contest – MyPedia Reader Creative writing Contest 2017, wherein they received more than 1500 stories from all across the country. These stories were then judged by the jury of 3 panelists, who themselves are renowned names, associated with Children Story telling and writing. And then came the MyPedia Reader storybook, wherein the stories, illustrations are all done by the children and its purpose is to ignite similar creativity in the young readers of MyPedia.

Benefits of MyPedia Reader Story Books:

1. It encourages confidence in the young creative minds and thus helps in aspiring other children who read these books. Looking at the peers giving such amazing stories, stimulates the grey matter and imaginations of readers and entails them to craft their work as well. It thus encourages peer to peer learning and skill development.

2. Kids have the best creativity in this world and to supplement this, there are some more interesting sections in the book as :

  • Meeting the Authors : Knowing the authors helps the readers make their start more relatable. It creates an instant connection that these stories have been written by children, “just like them”. Readers are none different than what these young authors are and they too can write stories hidden in their hearts and minds.
  • Scribbling Pages : After each story, there are some blank pages to scribble up the thoughts, ideas, words, questions, young readers might get while they are engrossed in reading the stories. They can refer to those points later to get the clarification done or explore & learn new things.
  • Inspiration Wall : Well, believe me, a child gets a healthy motivation from another child only. Forget comparison, develop motivation. And this is the purpose behind “Inspiration wall”. It talks about the children who have some exceptional achievements in their names at a very young age. It helps children aim high and give fuel to their ambitions.
  • Game Zones : How sweet can it be, when our budding minds can find fun games between the pages of a book? So these books have some games which focus on developing creative stories and other focus on strengthening vocabulary. Fun with learning, the best way to engage kids.
  • Prompts : There are various prompts shared to think and write. Some prompts (posed as questions) triggers a deep thinking in children while other story writing prompts focus on creating and practising story writing. These are basically a set of few lines, which can then be developed into complete story.
  • Checklists and charts : These help kids know the story writing process and thus improves these skills in the young readers.

3. Since these stories have originated from different cultures, and varied geographies from all around India, the ultimate essence of the stories is indeed diverse and culturally rich. They are exposed to various genres and writing styles. Young readers can relate to these imaginations similar to them of multiple genres.

4. It also enhances the love of reading, which is of utmost importance for children. Since, it has all the imaginations, interesting scripting, directly written from their peers with similar thinkings, it indeed encourages reluctant readers. Also, it is in English language, which further helps in improving the vocabulary and opens a pandora box of new words for the young readers.

Workshop by Pearson :

An amazing workshop cum launch event was conducted by Pearson team, with the young audiences and young authors of MyPedia Readers Story books. Have a look at their live video at Pearson’s FB page and more photos here. While the genesis of these story books was shared with the audiences, creative young authors were there to unveil Volume I,II,III of the MyPedia Reader Storybooks at the event. It encouraged children to hone their creative skills, come out and give a chance to their story telling abilities and gain creative expressions.

A mama’s verdict of this initiative :

I think, this has been one of the best concept wherein the young minds have been nurtured and given a platform to showcase their creative talents. Learning can indeed be fun in the way of reading story books. And what better than reading what these young minds think and imagine. A really unique collection of stories, which I think, every household should buy, not just for reading, but for developing a love for creativity and inspiring kids in the house to get up and hone their skills.

BBye,

Happy Reading!

Jhilmil

Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.

This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

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53 Comments

  1. Such events are really good way of providing a platform to young talents.. Really glad for you 😍

  2. Wow it looks you had an amazing time at the event. My pedia is a great initiative and it will help kids to encourage reading habits a lot.

  3. Early readers make great leaders. My pedia sounds like a great initiative.

  4. MyPedia Reader seems an exciting collection of stories written by little geniuses and I’m sure this kind of books encourage creative writing in kids. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Nisha Malik says:

    We should Introduce creativity at young age in kids and my pedia seems to be a great way to do that. I agree with you, Every household must have these books for kids to develop creativity at a tender age.

  6. this is indeed a great platform for our children in particular! My children love reading! this will be great for them!

  7. I am so glad after reading this post. Young talent must get recognized and I am happy that there are a few platforms that are helping children get what they deserved.

  8. This sounds such a great initiative…learning can definitely be made fun… happy to see such ideas coming up

  9. This is such a great initiative to help us raise real readers. Thanks for sharing this.

  10. Books are real best friends, they inculcate good habits and bring positivism in life. Glad to know you get the chance to involve in such wonderful initiative.

  11. Thanks for posting this awesome article. I’m a long time reader but I’ve never been compelled to leave a comment.

    I subscribed to your blog and shared this on my Facebook.
    Thanks again for a great article!

    1. Thank you so much since you loved reading it! Thanks once again

  12. Stories are the best gifts for kids. They open up their imagination and give them a way to express. As we can see here

  13. preety85 says:

    It’s really great to see young authors at this event and I also agree that kids have better imagination power… Lovely post.

  14. My pedia readers is really a great platform to build to the reading and being creative habit In kids. Seems like an interesting event..

  15. woow. pearson has come up with something great again.

  16. Very informative post. Great pedia initiative event for readers. Great thought.

  17. Yes, I agree! We need our kids to READ! My daughter has a nice collection of books already and I love adding to it.

  18. Sounds Interesting and Inspiring ! This is a great way to create talents .

  19. This is an awesome initiative giving the little minds opportunities to enjoy reading while enhancing their creative sides.

  20. So cool! Creativity is so important! Thanks for sharing!

  21. I always enjoyed reading from a young age so I am glad that there are initiatives like MyPedia Reader Story Books that encourage children to be more confident and self-assured readers. Reading is great for harnessing creativity don’t you think?

  22. Wow…this looks amazing! As a teacher I really value reading and encouraging my students to read. For many years I had my students participate in the Scholastic Kids Are Authors writing competition, which encouraged reading, writing and artistic skills and it was a phenomenal experience. We came in the top 25 nationally 3 years in a row. What an amazing way to nurture of love of reading and creativity in children.

  23. Wow! This is amazing. I strongly feel that reading should be encouraged in children at a very young age. It not only boost their language but also it helps them in analysing and sharing their views. My daughter and I have started a new ritual, I ask her to tell me a bedtime story and then, I read a bedtime story to her. This is an amazing initiative to cultivate and nurture young minds. 🙂

  24. Beauty Boss Tosh says:

    Love this event! We need children to be using their creative minds and explore the world as we know it. Some of my best memories as a child always come back to my mom reading to me before bed every night. Lovely post.

  25. Creativity is how my daughter ended up with a piece of her art in the art exhibit in our town. Another one of my daughters done some paintings at age 14 that you’d expect from a older adult that had been doing a cartoon! I took photos of it. It’s amazing for a 14 year old.

  26. This looks really cool. Thanks for sharing. It’s awesome that this initiative promotes creative thinking for young children.

  27. You seem to have connected with your audience and a good project. Nice post!

  28. This is such a great event, especially today when most of the kids are on their phones and they have no ‘time’ to be creative. It is wonderful to see so many kids there.

  29. This looks like a wonderful product for children, to encourage critical thinking and creativity. I can remember from my homeschooling years with my four kids, how exciting it was to see each of them develop their own set of skills and creative expression. I now have grandchildren and I’m starting to see the same eagerness to be creative and to read at young ages. I think I’ll share this post with my daughter (mommy of 3 of my 4 granddaughters!)

  30. Reading is truly an essential part of a human’s learning development. It’s nice to see such a platform that allows kids to be more engaged in reading as it will definitely help them at a later time in their life.

  31. lenajuice says:

    When I was a kid I liked to read fantasy and interesting stories and I think it’s so important to read! It really helps to relax and it’s fun 😉

    The White Ocean

  32. Reading is fundamental and being that the younger generation has so much access to media and the technology offered today doesn’t necessarily “promote” creativity I believe that this is a great project.

  33. This is a great idea. My daughter loves books. If she read a book by a child she would be interested in how she could do it. It would stir up her creativity and imagination.

  34. It’s so important to keeping your mind active when it comes to children. I love all of the different ways they seem to engage with the kids and keeping them creative. I know my daughter would have loved them when she was younger.

  35. This is the reason why I let my kids get bored regularly. It unleashes their inner creativity. Great work here.

  36. What an interesting post and I love to read more about this and such a great initiative event for the readers.

  37. What a great initiative to encourage and nurture creativity in children. Stories by children for children is indeed amazing.

  38. You need to give the young minds a platform and this sounds like the right approach!

  39. Sandra Cottam McLemore says:

    What an incredible opportunity for young children. I always worry that not enough children read books or practice non technical creativity but this gives me hope.

  40. I love this!! It is so important to encourage creativity and innovation. This really is a step in the right direction for sure x

  41. nadaliebardo says:

    This is a terrific opportunity for young readers. I really like the fact that they are allowing young minds to participate, create, and share their pieces with the community and have the chance to be published.

    1. True, Pearson has actually helped kids outgrow and take a step ahead towards their passion!

  42. oneloveourlove1114 says:

    Creativity is something that needs to encouraged daily. I don’t have kids yet but I believe that we should all keep the kid in our hearts. When we grow up we loose this. Great post

    1. So true, kids are the most creative and they need to keep that throughout!

  43. What a great tool to instill the love of reading for children. It is wonderful to see creative and imagination fostered.

    1. Really, it makes us proud to see the next gen evolving!

  44. Creativity is something that should be encouraged on a daily basis. Looking forward to possibly adding these stories to our collection. Thanks for sharing!

  45. What a great opportunity. Reading is so crucial to a young mind – I’m glad to see that these kinds of workshops exist for children. Looks like a great collection of stories.

    1. true and they are a platform for kids to emerge out o their cocoon!

  46. This is so awesome! I absolutely love the concept that is was created by children for children. Inspiring to the young generation to be great and to do great things!

  47. The event looks amazing and it looks like you had an amazing time lovely.

  48. Thank you for sharing about this valuable event. I find that encouraging children to read fiction to be one of the best ways to stimulate their creativity. I wonder if any studies have been done to see if fiction readers were better problem solvers.

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