Today is World Book Day. For many weeks I’ve seen book character costumes in the supermarket and numerous Facebook friends planning their children’s costumes for school. My eldest daughter isn’t at school yet so it’s not something I’m into just yet with the costumes. But for many years as an avid book reader and lover I’m very interested in World Book Day.
I’m not being paid for this post, as getting kids into reading is a passion of mine. So I’m sharing my thoughts with you on the Share a Story campaign.
You might wonder what on earth is that? Well, Share a Story is the campaign call-to-action for World Book Day this year. It’s about encouraging parents and carers to read and share stories with their children for ten minutes every day. Sharing stories together – anywhere, anytime – for just ten minutes a day has long-lasting effects on a child’s future and being read to is critical in igniting children’s enthusiasm for reading and is strongly linked creating readers for life.
Why Share Stories?
Ways to Share a Story
Schools all over the country will have been given World Book Day tokens to give out to the children so they can go and spend it on one of the 12 books released especially for this occasion. Or if they prefer to have the £1 off a full priced book of their choice.
I know my girls and I will be catching up on our
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a lovely World Book Day