King Bin Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) launched “Children’s Book Fair” in its first edition, as part of the activities accompanying the “Read” competition, from (11-16 October 2021 ).
Belgium has contributed to the field of children’s literature through characters like (Tintin) and others who have inspired generations of young readers like (Smurfs).
The exhibition, which is the first of its kind in eastern Saudi Arabia, targets children from 4 to 14 years old, through a series of programs, events, workshops, and various meetings.
Young Readers Requirements
Dr. Ashraf Fakih, the Center’s Director of Programs, described reading as a civilized act in the first place during his opening speech at the Children’s Book Fair.
Fakih also recalled the tape of memories of cartoon films and short stories and the memorable events that were etched in the mind and formed a milestone in the world of childhood.
The “Children’s Book Fair,” the first of its kind in the Eastern Province, runs for six days and provides children with a variety of interactive activities, as well as seminars, workshops, and live meetings.
These activities aim to nurture talents and expand reading skills and knowledge exchange through building concepts that enhance reading and survey skills.