World Book Day UK
In the United Kingdom today, it is World Book Day - an event sponsored by National Book Tokens (an organization that uses gift cards and rewards to motivate children to read)! The World Book Day celebration fosters a diverse international community by providing games and video story time sessions for kids, teaching toolkits and age-specific resources for for educators, and information for libraries and bookshops to be active in the community.
The goals of World Book Day are to engage everyone in stimulating and encouraging children to read. When registering for involvement in WBD, a bundle of tokens are sent out, which children can use to "buy" books from bookstores, trade them at libraries, and participate in games and competitions. By increasing the community's activity with kids and their reading education, it highlights the importance of literacy and imagination.
I encourage everyone to check out the website designed for WBD
and curl up with a good book this wintry morning. Happy #WorldBookDay!