I love reading! There’s nothing better than getting a good book, and curling up for a good read. That is, when I actually get a moment to myself!
I’m always trying to get the kids more involved in the joy of reading, and am always so happy to read them bedtime stories. I have a lot of fun teaching them difficult words to read too – it makes me so proud!
I heard recently about an event that they hold in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Sweden called ‘World Book Day’. To be honest, as soon as I saw ‘book’ I knew I was going to be interested.
Anyway, it’s a yearly event that’s tailored precisely to get kids reading. It’s a charity event where every child in full-time education gets a book token. They can use it to put £1.00 (that’s about $1.50) towards a book of their choice, or they can exchange it to get one of eight free books published especially for the event.
What I think is really, really great is that the funds raised by World Book Day support Book Aid International and Readathon, which supply books to the more needy children of the world.
Even though we don’t do World Book Day here, I’ve got some ideas to get my kids reading now. In fact, I’ve got the idea of getting the kids really involved by getting them to dress up as their favorite story book character!
I’m awful with a needle and thread. The few times I’ve had to patch up the kid’s clothes – or even mine – I’ve ended up with what looked like a mess. So I think I will be treating them to some fancy dress outfits in typical UK style. That means there’s no risk of my clothes going missing!
I found that there’s even World Book Day-specific costumes to be bought from this website. My kids were so excited at the thought of getting a dressing-up outfit, they’re still picking which one they want!