World Book Day 2022
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Thursday February 24th 2022
World Book Day!
To celebrate World Book Day we will be doing lots of activities across the nursery and running our book stall once again so that you can buy books for your children if you would like to. So that all of our children can celebrate, we will be doing this on
Wednesday March 2nd
(World Book Day is on the 3rd but we would like all of our children to be involved).
The book stall will be open at 11.10 – 11.35am and again 2.50pm – 3.15pm.
Your child is welcome to come in dressed up as a book character or just in fancy dress on that day if they would like to – we know that not all children like dressing up so don’t worry if your child doesn’t want to – we will still be doing lots of fun activities in the classes and garden.
Reading is life-long skill and we use it all the time often without realizing – reading labels on food, menus, letters, posters etc. As children move on to primary and secondary schools, reading will form part of every lesson that they attend.
Research shows us that exposing children to books from when they are babies, as well as reading and sharing stories with children helps them to develop these skills and to become more confident as a reader.
There are lots of ways in which you and your family can help your child to develop the skills that they will need to learn to read – here are a few ideas
- Bring in your child’s book bag and change their books regularly
- Join a local library – Deptford Lounge is the closest to nursery and is free to join
- Reading and sharing stories at home, especially in your home language if you have English as an Additional Language
- Reading shop signs, signposts and other print you see while you are out and about
- Singing songs together
- Making up your own stories and games together
We will be giving everyone a book token as part of World Book Day – the token can be exchanged at book shops and some supermarkets for either a free book or used to pay towards a more expensive book.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to come and read or a tell a story in another language to our children, please let a member of staff know.
With all best wishes