When you give a child a book to read you open the door to worlds they might otherwise never know. As adults, we are busy living life, providing for or families, and tired from our every day efforts. Children, on the other hand, still have opens minds, look for adventure and are sponges soaking up information. Books can lead them to a life of wonder and awe.
The day was created by the International Board on Books for Youth, dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday in 1805. You may have heard of a few of his books like, “Hansel and Gretel”, “The Little Mermaid”, and “The Ugly Duckling”. If you haven’t, I am sure your children have.
There are books on every subject that you can imagine. They teach every subject imaginable and bring hours and hours of enjoyment. Who knows, maybe one will convince your child to become a writer themselves! You see children are the future, but they learn from what you put in their heads today.
Give them the skills to communicate and teach and maybe we will all have a better future in store.
How to celebrate – Give your child a book. Read to your children. Get your child to write their own book.