US Ambassador Robert Godec yesterday urged teachers and parents to give children more time to read.
He said reading good stories relaxes a child’s mind and eases the stress of long days in school.
“Kenyan children enjoy reading and it is through reading that we get more knowledge,” Godec said at the Story Moja Festival for Reading Aloud at the Arboretum, Nairobi.
He read part of US President Barack Obama’s book, Dreams From My Father, to children from more than 20 private schools.
Godec said the US government is helping Kenya to put up more libraries to improve child literacy.
Story Moja patron Auma Obama said public schools did not participate because of the teachers’ strike.