Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Children's Book Week

This week is Children's Book Week , an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children of primary school age that has been running for the past 80 years. During Children’s Book Week, schools, libraries and other venues all over the UK hold events and activities aimed at encouraging children to enjoy reading for pleasure, explore libraries and bookshops, and even start writing themselves. Each year Booktrust ' makes available a range of resources available to teachers and librarians, including fun activity ideas and book recommendations, to help schools and libraries to plan their own celebrations of reading for pleasure.'

'Booktrust is an independent reading and writing charity that makes a nationwide impact on individuals, families and communities, and culture in the UK. They make a significant positive contribution to the educational outcomes of children from the earliest age.The work supports children and young people, parents and carers and indeed anyone who would benefit from the positive impact that books, reading and writing can have on their lives'. Reading is a huge passion of mine, a passion that I have had for as long as I can remember. Getting lost in a book and dreaming of plots and characters takes me to all kinds of wonderful places, where I think everybody should visit. As a new mummy I want my daughter to share in my passion and hope that I can help other children learn to love books through the wonderful world of Barefoot Books. As a lover of books, reading and education I have made a pledge to support book trust by reading, recommending and discussing at least 20 children's books. Take a look at the booktrust site and make your pledge too.

Children's book week is a great way to you start your pledge, either by reading a book with your little one, taking them along to story time and meeting with friends to share favourite stories. To help in your reading fun there are lots activities  for parents, teachers and parents that you can download from the book trust site. You can also find great craft and educational activities on the ' our story ' section of  Barefoot. The theme for this years book week is Heroes and Heroines, so there is plenty of fun to be had dressing up and exploring those imaginative little brains.

For any of you who buy a book from my Barefoot site this week, don't forget that if you are new to Barefoot enter TWENTY12 at the checkout to get 20% off your purchase.

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