World Book Day in Parliament

Pauline Latham OBE MP was delighted to mark world book day in Parliament.

World Book Day is on Thursday 1st March.  Children from up and down the country will go to school dressed as characters from literature.  This yearly event promotes reading and is particularly targeted at children. 

This year there is a particular emphasis on story telling.  Story telling is an important tool in improving a child’s reading and listening skills. It is also important in developing family relationships.

Pauline said, “I believe that encouraging children to read is vital.  Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference both socially and academically.”

“I know from reading to my own children and now Grandchildren that reading stories together and aloud is great fun!”

“You can read together anywhere and everywhere, at any time!  Bed times stories are always a great way of including reading into a child’s day.”

“It is important that everyone to finds time for read, especially children.  There is a great deal of fantastic literature out there to discover.”