As part of its commitment to encouraging a healthy reading habit for children, Clever Clogs Books, publishers of a series of Nigerian themed children’s picture books, has embarked on its first book reading session in the South-South.
The session took place at the Infant and Toddler’s Corner at the Port Harcourt Mall, on April 5, 2018.
The aim of the sessions was to further introduce the newly released books – Kob the Antelope, Diary of a Toddler and Tobi Visits the Conservatory, written by Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi – to children outside of Lagos, while teaching some of the values and morals behind the stories in each of the books.
The author commenced the book reading sessions in celebration of the International Children’s Book day.
Clever Clogs books are beautifully illustrated and focused on educating Nigerian children about their environment, food, and locale using protagonists these children can relate with. The intention is to share stories by the author across Lagos State and Port Harcourt through the book reading sessions. It is also to reinforce the importance of imbibing an early reading culture among children in Nigeria.
Speaking about the programme, Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi said, “The idea to organise book reading sessions is also to provide an avenue to read my books to children first hand, teaching them the cultures and values using the characters in the books. During the presentation of the books, we had representatives from some schools in Lagos who were able to review some of the books and share some insights into what they are about. Being able to share these stories with kids is something I love to do, and I am positive it was an enjoyable experience for them.”
The goal of Clever Clogs books is to encourage a perfect story time and bonding session between parents and children, as well as assist their cognitive development.
Clever Clogs books are available for purchase at Patabah Bookstore, Surulere, Lagos; Glendora, Ikeja City Mall; Lase Bookstore, Ilupeju; Reading Corner, Ikoyi; Booksplus, Ikoyi; Quintessence, Ikoyi; and Terra Kulture V.I.