As I child the highlight of my week was Wednesday afternoon. Not only because it was the weekend, but also because it meant my father would come back home with several weekly magazines for me and my siblings to read: Majed, Sa3ad, Mickey, Sameer, Mickey Jeeb (monthly), Al3arabi el9a’3eer. Every single week, I’d grab them all and spend an hour reading through them all. Every single week, my father brought them to me on the dot. Sometimes he’d throw in a Tin Tin comic or another story he’d find and I’d be ecstatic. I’ve loved books every since I could read.
I wish we had something like a book club back then in the 80′s. I’d spend my entire summer sprawled on the floor of the library reading. You cannot force a person to like reading, they either like it or not. But you can introduce the world of reading to them, let them navigate the alternative universes and lives it would have on offer, and see if they can click with it or not. Therefore, given the opportunities we have in this time and age, why not subscribe your child to the summer camp provided by Once Upon a Time library and give them the opportunity to discover what reading is all about?
My god, I’d have loved to spend my summers reading -and eating ice cream :p-. To be a kid in this day and time is a blessing. I want a book camp for grown ups too!!! Mako?
Anyway, if you are interested the Once Upon a Time summer camp starts from 17 June until 19 July 2012. There are two timings: day time from 9:00 – 12:30 and evening time from 4 PM to 7 PM.
For more information and location you can contact Once Upon a Time via phone 94045500 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.ouatq8.com or follow them on Twitter/Instagram @OnceUponATimeQ8