PANO – The 2016 Books for Children Festival, themed “Joyful summer–Interesting books”, was held for the first time on June 1st at Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) by the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee.

Children were interested in intellectual games at the 2016 Books for Children Festival. Photo: Thuy Duong

Nearly 40 pavilions set up by a number of prestigious publishing houses and book companies are showcasing children books. During the five-day festival, visitors will have opportunities to join talks and to meet with authors of children books, to exchange knowledge and reading skills with the participation of the New Zealand Embassy. Children can also participate in various intellectual games, for example the ‘scientist kids’ game, and cultural performances, during the festival.

Also on June 1st, the 10-10 Sports School for Children started the 2016 summer program with the participation of nearly 4,000 students. The program will offer more than 100 courses in various sports such as swimming, table-tennis, martial arts, and football. Nearly 2,000 students took part in the swimming course.

Translated by Thuy Duong