IBBY INSTITUTE CONFERENCE in Bratislava was held on September 5 and 6, 2017 as two international conferences for parents, teachers and all those who work with kids of preschool and younger school age. It was organized by BIBIANA, International House of Art for Children and SK IBBY. The Institute of the Slovak Literature of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Creative Europe – Creative Europe Desk Slovakia and the civic association Fanfáry also participated.
Conference Look behind the picture, what do you see? (May 5, 2017), showed the world of pictorial books - how reading can promote healthy development of children, symbolic thinking, how we can help children formulate thoughts through illustrations and positively influence the verbal expression of the child. The attention was also focused on the artwork of complicated themes and on how to work with stimulus and with illustrations constructively.
On September 6, the conference was held - Come read in the book and in life! focusing on the issue of reading as an interesting and complex process that seriously affects human life. The quality of reading is also affected by how we live our everyday life. Notable experts from Slovakia and from various countries of the world have devoted themselves to the process of reading and how movement, sound and music perception, or various social activities can stimulate the child's ability to perceive, understand the text, and transfer experience to his or her own living space.