As an English teacher, World Book Day is super important to me. It's a time where the importance of books is really celebrated and in a world that is dominated by the internet and technology, the pleasure of picking up an actual book and losing ourselves in imaginary worlds seems even more important to encourage.
My work situation this year is a little different and so I was lucky enough to have the day off work with my little girl. I decided we would stay in and enjoy some 'book related' activities! I thought I'd share a bit of what we got up to. I'd love to see what you did to celebrate!
Our morning started with some dressing up time. We've suddenly accumulated a number of Princess dresses since Christmas and this was an ideal time for a bit of dress up time followed by the reading of the traditional fairytale stories. It was lovely to spend some time watching her become each different character and then she was glued to the original stories. We had some precious moments as we cuddled together reading. I love it when she questions the story or gets excited about what is happening. She is definitely going to be a bookworm like me I think!
Finally, we spent most of the afternoon reading a huge pile of books that she had chosen in the morning! It was so lovely to sit and read together. She obviously isn't able to read just yet but she has been 'reading' to us using the pictures, and her memory, for quite a while now. So we took it in turns to read to each other, do silly voices and just get lost in the joy of books before it was time for tea, bath and bed!
Hope you have enjoyed seeing what we got up to. Did your little ones dress up for pre-school, school? Did you go to any special events? Would also love to know some of your favourite books for children!
Thanks for popping by!