March 2, 2023
International World Book Day
Today is World Book Reading Day.
World Book Day was created by UNESCO in 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading with the aim of inspiring a lifelong love of literature in children and young people. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
So why is it so important for children to read?
Reading is an essential part of a child’s education, as it not only develops language and literacy skills, but also encourages critical thinking and creativity. Reading helps a child develop a better understanding of the world around them, as well as providing them with knowledge and insight into different experiences, cultures and lifestyles. Additionally, reading can help develop empathy, as a child is able to put themselves in the shoes of others and imagine different perspectives. Furthermore, reading can help to expand a child’s vocabulary and improve their writing skills, which can be an invaluable asset in school and later in life. Finally, reading is a great way to bond with children, and can be an enjoyable activity for the whole family. Overall, reading is an important part of a child’s development, and should be encouraged from an early age.
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