World Book Day, which falls this year on the 1st March 2018, is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. The annual event has been recognised by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration, with the aim of encouraging children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have books of their own. The charity has sent out around 15 million book tokens to schools and nurseries, bringing children closer to the books and authors that they already love, as well as giving them the opportunity to explore brand new ones!
Books are essential to our unique Growing Readers Enhancement which is designed to support you in helping your child to grow into a confident reader with a love of books and a passion for reading. World Book Day, like our Growing Readers Enhancement, encourages children to grow into confident and lifelong readers and with this in mind, we’ve put together a list of ways that you can join in and celebrate this World Book Day.
The obvious way to celebrate is to spend time reading with your child, but there are plenty of other ways to inspire a love of books including:
- Encouraging your child to dress up as their favourite book character
- Making your own bookmarks
- Keeping a reading log
- Baking and decorating themed cookies or biscuits
- Making props related to your child’s favourite stories
- Painting and designing wooden spoons to use as puppets
See what our nurseries are getting up to this World Book Day via our Facebook / Twitter channels!
For more information on World Book Day please click here or to read more about our Growing Readers enhancement programme click here.