World Book Day 2014
Stop, step back and listen to the world around you. Pick up a
book and experience the escape to somewhere else.
Today I went to my son's nursery and read a couple of stories to
the children there. It's probably one of the most inspiring
things that I have done in the last few years.
Let me explain.
As the book's printed words were absorbed by my eyes, the
imagination nested behind them, created an atmosphere which
enabled me to enter the world of the authors.
Adult Readers often over look the value of a good childrens book
as simple literature, but if a book for the younger end of the
market is not engaging, it's game over from the start.
The one thing that we cannot afford as a society, is to allow the
levels of literacy to fall. The future of the next generation and
their opportunities in life start from the early days of reading. When you see how a toddler looks at a parent, guardian or
playgroup leader whilst they're being read to, you quickly
realise just how important it is.
Books are entertainment, they're stories which are full of subtle
moral guidence and above all, theyre an activity to bring people
In the hall at nursery today, I realised just how important books
are to the future. All of those children, many of whom multiple
languages speakers at the age of three, sat in circle, cross
legged and listened to every word that I read to them.
It's really important to take the printed words and not being
afraid to add to the characters by altering your voice. I hear of
so many people that read to children like it's the phone book.
The function of reading, removing all emphasis and theatre of the
As a person that has grown up with dyslexia, I value reading and
writing so much, it's never been easy and I am hypercritical of
anything that I commit to paper.
I already know how important reading and writing is, today has
taught me that I owe it to my son to be by his side on his
journey in to literary and language.
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