The Little Readers’ Club

Lekshmy Rajeev’s The Little Readers’ Club is the first reading club for children in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Many ask me about the activities of The Little Readers’ Club. Basically, it is about the quality time we spend with the members of TLRC , allowing them to read and think, talking to them, facilitating a learning process, which schools rarely engage in. It is something we all missed while growing up. We grew up knowing little about ourselves, about our surroundings and not being observant or compassionate. Much later we learn all these – the importance of our childhood, the memories etched in us and we long to correct them, nourish them and, if possible, relive those moments. By that time, our childhood would have slipped by. When we have children of our own, the story repeats. Isn’t this unfortunate? My twins are 8 years old and I was fortunate to spend every minute of these eight years with them – talking to them, reading to them and doing everything possible to make them happy, peaceful, secure and successful. The Little Reader’s Club is my humble attempt to share this experience with other children. This club is not just for children. The untiring effort of the mother is a significant input, and it is my sincere hope that you are ready for that. I am sure the children will remember and cherish the memories of the time spent at The Little Readers’ Club. That alone is my promise.