Reading books at the very young age is a key lead children to education path. There are a lot of advantages of reading books to children, which they could start to adobe with study, aware of vocabulary, imagination, or good communicators while they are growing up. Besides that, we know that parents now a day, they are very busy with their jobs and not really have time with their kids. However, we are really encourage parents to spend sometimes and read story books for their children. Reading books to kids before going to bed or on free time is the perfect time to build strong relationships between parents and children. That’s why, there is an exploration called “Khmer Children Literature”.
This exploration aim to create story books based on 6 core values are Ingenuity, Determination, Stewardship, Integrity, Appreciation, and Optimism. All of those six story books would be in Khmer and English which make Cambodian children easy to read and learn more Khmer and English vocabulary. The, we divided into six teams to take over one of those core values. So my team is Ingenuity group that we came up with short story connect to this theme. Before, we could publish a book, there are many processes with challenges that I and my team was facing. First, we have to brainstorm ideas of story are characters, setting, and plot in the story. This was one of the most difficult because we thought of stories that connect to the topic, spread the main idea into the story, and the ways to make reads to continuous read with curiosity. After, we finished brainstorm and begin to write the story. The next part, it wasn’t my skill at all, but I need to take attempt and learn from these challenges. I could draw and paint which I didn’t know that it would look nice or whatever. However, I need to do what I’m really confident and learn to adobe with this situation. This was a middle road of challenges that I and teammates were facing. Thought, there was one of the biggest problems is Translate English to Khmer which we have to read a story again and translate those into Khmer. Also, we couldn’t translate word by word that could make nonsense. There are many things that I and teammates were facing, but we tried hard to push yourself, challenges, explore, and get experience with new things to achieve our main goal. Therefore, I also really appreciate my teammates, we always attempted with something new, encourage, and good collaboration. This is one of the main reasons that make our goal get success.
In addition as the quote from Robert H. Schuller said “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Even though, I was facing a lot of challenges with drawing, writing stories, or translate, but I never stop and walk away. I have to learn from problems that I was facing and take them as tutors. Besides that, I was able to get experiences of writing and teamwork which I could aware of life lesson that never give up and step back because of challenges.