Georgia Byng on the Importance of literacy
In a recent interview by Huffington Post, Georgia Byng expressed her belief in the importance of literacy and reading with and for young children (and everyone else!).
Georgia said: “I’ve been writing children’s books all my life. It’s partly because I have a child inside me who needs entertaining, and partly because I want to help children to love reading. For I believe that a world filled with readers is a safer, happier world. Ignorance is dangerous…
For every child in the world, knowledge is power. Knowing things, being educated is the key to being able to harness ones power and so get a voice that is listened to. It is the key to prosperity. It is the key to deciphering what is really going on around us. With knowledge we can better invent, solve, create, make, maintain, fix, organise, philosophize, keep our minds healthy”