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Where I’d Rather be than School- Emmanuel Igobah

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The TTA Readers’ Club is currently reading the biography of Obafemi Awolowo and while reading about this celebrated nationalist, we took time to examine his childhood and how life treated him as a young man so we could glean from him. One of the things that we noticed was that at some point, Obafemi Awolowo […]

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A bit of organisation…

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Terry was constantly unable to finish any activity she started. She would pick up her laptop and start something and just won’t finish it. This was causing her to lag behind in achieving her goals and this was worrisome. She had to seek counsel from her friend. Anna was one she could rely on. She […]

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The Deficient School.

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Sidney Sheldon, a popular writer said “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.” I would not have captured this better. It is quite sad that this important […]

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A Little Push on the Inside.

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People are motivated by a lot of things. Some are motivated by people around them or situations and some are motivated from the inside. Theirs is more intrinsic than it is extrinsic. I have counselled some people on how reading can change their lives and what I see is an immediate response to be better […]

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Getting Your Child to Love Reading.

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There is no parent who doesn’t want the best for his/her child. The world is so competitive that there is a constant desire that our children are able to meet intellectual demands of school and the society generally. I am writing this because in the past months a lot of parents have been asking me […]

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Our Children Perish For Lack of Information.

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It is very common to introduce children or upcoming readers to fiction as a base for building appetite for reading and this is very good. Fiction has a lot of benefits especially when it comes to improving creativity and imagination. However, along the line I have noticed that as many proceed to higher levels of […]

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Helping Struggling Readers.

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In my work with children across different ages, I have realized that while some children find it easy to pick up reading and also comprehend, others struggle through the process. In fact, most times parents pay so much to teachers to correct this problem or some parents do not even know that their children have […]

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Selecting a Good Book

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Your first book is key to setting you off in the journey. That is why I would advise you take these carefully laid out steps that have helped me in selecting good books. Look inwards and ask yourself the subject you would want to read about. If you would want to start with a novel, […]

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How to Cultivate the Reading Habit

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When I get the chance to speak with people about the need to read the first concern is that since they do not have the habit, how do they start? This for me is a good question because knowing that you want to address an issue, you need to start from the very beginning. I […]