April is the month of several book's celebrations. On the 23rd is International Book Day. Still, not everybody knows that since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, the 2nd of April, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and call attention to children's books.
What was your favourite story as a kid? Children’s Book Day encourages you to get it out and read it through again, maybe to your children or grandchildren. Celebrate the day with a great children’s book!
Helping to bring their imagination to life, books inspire, educate and encourage children to exercise their mind.
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
And it's true, reading transport you to different places, real or not, and make your brain paint them with your imagination. Children learn values, how to cope with certain situations, laughing out loud with funny stories. There are huge benefits of reading to children or with them.
Children who regularly read for enjoyment have higher test scores, develop a broader vocabulary, increase general knowledge, and better understand other cultures than their non-reading counterparts. Whether you read traditional paperbound books or turn to your Kindle/iPad/whatever, reading’s a passport to this and many other worlds.
Some facts about Reading
1. Reading is self-care
Reading reduces stress by 68%.
2. Books are personal
Children who own books are more likely to become regular readers than those who don’t have books at home.
3. It all adds up
Reading just 20 minutes a day equates to reading 1,800,000 words per year.
4. It builds fluency
Reading is the best way to build your vocabulary, and this is most evident in children.
5. Libraries are cool!
Kids read 50% more books if they have a mini library in their classroom.
Encourage children to pick up a book and read, no matter what age they are, to celebrate International Children’s Book Day. It can help to influence their habits for the future.
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