World Book Day is here at last, and this year is a special one as they celebrate their 20th year in the UK. To celebrate we have a fantastic competition to win a hamper of Welsh language children’s books worth £50 for one lucky family.
But to start, we’ll learn more about the day and why reading is important.
Why is reading is important?
Celebrate Stories. Love Reading. This is World Book Day’s key message. Research indicates that reading for pleasure and enjoyment has more of an impact on children’s educational success than their family’s socio-economic status (OECD, 2002). So it’s clear that reading is a good thing for children, and it’s never too soon to start. You can even read to your children when they are tiny little babies.
How to celebrate World Book Day
There are many ways you can celebrate World Book Day. Read our article ‘Nine Ways To Celebrate World Book Day 20’ for ideas.
What about taking part in the World Book Day Challenge? The popular challenge #Bookselfie is happening again this year. You need to choose a book and take a selfie with it. Then post the photo on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #bookselfie #worldbookday20. The two best photos will win a prize.
“Our aim is simply to get children, school pupils, parents and people all over Wales to take a selfie showing them reading or holding a book, and to upload the picture on social media using the relevant hashtags,” says Angharad Sinclair, Reading Promotions Project Manager at the Welsh Books Council.
“By creating a collection of selfies using the hashtags #bookselfie and #hunlyfr, we can show the world that Welsh people of all ages want to celebrate reading, and that they are delighted with books of all types.”
Book hamper competition
And finally we get to the exciting competition. FamilyPoint in partnership with the Welsh Books Council, who are co-ordinating World Book Day in Wales, are proud to offer a hamper of Welsh books for children and teenagers, worth £50 to one lucky family!
To enter send your name and e-mail address to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put World Book Day Competition in the subject box. The winners details will be passed on to the Welsh Books Council. The closing date for the competition is 31 March 2017 and the winner will be chosen at random and published on our Facebook page. Easy!
(Please note that the image of the hamper of books is to give an idea only and is not the package that is offered in this competition.)