What more motivation do you need to read than these colourful, creative books from the Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature?

Did you know that the recent studies have proved the presence of a strong visual and aesthetic sensibility in children?

This could be a possible reason as to why children are more attracted to visual mediums like television and computer rather than books.

Colourful pages

The Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature, with its latest set of publications, has tried to create reading materials, which, through their colourful illustrations, aim to develop the visual sensibility in children and instil a interst in books and reading.

“It is very important to develop the visual sensibility in children. Children are attracted to visual mediums because they capture their visual sense through colours. Similarly, these books have been specially produced with colourful illustrations which will create an interest in young readers,” said Rubin D'Cruz, Director, Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature.

The series includes books on various categories like arts, science, biographies and literature for children in the age group of four to 15 years.

The stories carry specific design and strong use of colours, thereby creating characters out of dialogue, action and narrative.

Books on various personalities include biographies of 100 people who have changed the world in the last 500 years and famous personalities in the history of Kerala.

Colourful variety

To introduce the world of art to the young readers, a separate series of books on famous artists and their works has been included. Apart from this, a collection of stories by noted writers in India, a collection of literature for children in Indian languages have been made available to help children familiarise themselves with Indian literature.

Also interesting is the Epic series, which, through its simple language and colourful drawings are sure to hook the kids. The field guide series on birds and dragonflies, with their colourful photographs, are created to stoke the interest of young bird watchers.

Not only does reading open the doors of our imagination, but also helps to develop our language and social skills. No wonder, Charles W. Eliot said: “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.”