"Reading helps children develop empathy..." - Yna Reyes
To celebrate National Children’s Book Day, we asked some of our Hiyas authors to answer two simple questions.
These are the answers of Yna Reyes, author of various books like Ang Bagong Kaibigan Ni Bing Butiki, Wow, God: God of Fire, God of Rain, Wow, God: One Mighty, Awesome, Incredible Rescue, and Wow, God: Roar!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF READING?
1. Reading introduces children to the world of stories, magic, and adventure.
2. It ignites their imagination and opens their eyes to limitless possibilities.
3. Reading helps children develop empathy as they meet diverse characters and navigate a wide range of emotions that the stories they read draw out. `
WHAT’S THE LATEST CHILDREN’S BOOK YOU’VE READ THAT YOU REALLY LIKED?
Wow!: The Good News in Four Words by Dandi Daley Mackall (which will soon be available at our bookshops!)
YNA REYES loves reading books and telling stories to her nephews, Elijah and Jamie. She has engaged in the exciting work of making books for more than 20 years at OMF Literature. She is also an editor and a writer.