What is World Book Day?
World Book Day is a registered charity (1079257) on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own, it’s the world’s largest campaign of its kind. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading, and over 100 countries take part!
2019 marks the 22nd World Book Day with children (and adults) coming together to celebrate and appreciate the power of reading. It’s all about getting children closer to the books and authors they already love, and letting them discover more books and authors they’ll love every bit as much in the future.
Why does Footprints take part?
Reading is one of they main aspects of the early years curriculum which children follow throughout their time at nursery and at Footprints. It is one of the key ways in which we help children develop their language skills (including phonics) and expose them to different topics and themes which they may not be exposed during day-to-day conversations. It also supports their speech and writing development, as well as listening and attention skills.
Reading gives children a chance to share and talk about their favourite story books and why they love them so much. A story that children share with a key worker or someone at home has a huge impact on children’s interest and motivation for reading later in life.
Both our Macclesfield and Bollington nurseries have taken part in fancy dress and lots of book themed activities. Children and staff have dressed up as their favorite book characters including Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, lions, tigers, a Zog, Mary Poppins, Peppa Pig, pirates, the Gruffalo and many more wonderful characters!
Find out more: https://www.worldbookday.com/