PARENTS should encourage their children to read more books, says Deenbandhoo Memorial School principal Hamidan Hanif.
DMS and other schools around the country marked the end of Library Week yesterday with students dressed up in their favourite library characters.
"When they read well, they improve in all other subjects," Mrs Hanif said.
"English is very important, and it's very important that we target reading at an early age. Parents are the first teachers children have. When they come to the teachers in schools — while we help develop their knowledge, it is still up to the parents to make sure students stay encouraged to keep reading and learning."
She encouraged parents to expose their children to library books, both fiction and nonfiction.
The students of DMS held a character parade yesterday as part of their week-long celebration. They presented dances and dramas from their favourite library book and the teachers surprised the students with a dance.