Leisurely Reading for Young
Diedre L. Badejo
Leisurely reading for young people can, when encouraged and recognized, add to the formal educational process. Leisurely reading which is done primarily by the young person himself or herself or reading which is done by a parent or older person to the younger one, creates an environment for creative and unquestioned mental growth which reinforces the classroom experience. This constructive leisure in the African setting offers new challenges to parents, educators, writers and publishers all over Africa. This leisure education has its parallel in traditional African society in the oral education process.