Reading enlightens, educates and entertains and this week the magic of books is being celebrated with National Book Week, encouraging primary school children in the UK to read for fun!
We all have memories of books that changed our lives. Mine was books by Astird Lindgren, a Swedish children’s author who created hundreds of children’s characters and stories. Her most famous character has to be Pippi Longstocking, and there is something very special reading those same books to my own children and finding they love the same stories as much as I did back in the 1970s.
That is the power of a good story. Embrace National Book Day and encourage your children to read!
For more information on how you and your school can inspire your child to read more visit: http://www.booktrust.org.uk/Campaigns/Childrens-Book-Week