Hanoi launches child-friendly library model hinh anh 1The launching ceremony (Source: daibieunhandan.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Two child-friendly libraries, the first of the kind in Vietnam were put into operation at the Dong Hoi and Tam Xa pre-schools in Hanoi’s Dong Anh district on March 30.

The libraries were built under a project initiated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vietnam and the UNICEF National Committee in the Republic of Korea, and funded by the Samsung Corporation.

Deputy Chief Representative of UNICEF in Vietnam Jesper Moller underlined the need to form a reading habit early in children, adding that this model will help promote self-reliance and self-study.

With different corners for reading, learning about culture, science and arts, and play, the model aims to enhance communication and situation settlement skills for kids.

Additionally, it also helps improve the caring and educational ability of teachers and parents, and increases links between schools and families, Moller said.

According to Nguyen Ba Minh, Head of the Department of Pre-school Education under the Ministry of Education and Training, the model will be expanded to other localities in the future.-VNA