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The World Book Day is right around the corner! World Book Day is a celebration of the love for books and reading. It was established by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 and was pioneered by the UK and Ireland in 1997. The charity is funded by publishers, booksellers, sponsors, and fellow book lovers. This year, the celebration will peak on the 4th of March 2021 and all children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book characters. They will engage in fun ways to promote a healthy love for books! Check out some of the benefits of books and reading below.

Reading equips children with knowledge.

Books are widely known for being core tools of learning. Whether it’s an educational textbook or a story book, there will always be something new to learn. We often take this for granted, but you’ll find that it’s always a different learning experience each new page.

Reading provides an opportunity to expand vocabulary.

It’s a good brain exercise! Children may encounter writing styles which can influence how they form sentences and write paragraphs. New words are always welcome!

Reading helps reduce stress.

Studies have shown that reading can actually improve mental health. When the pandemic happened, the lockdown imposed many limitations – including outdoor activities and various programmes for children. Shifting onto a reading hobby greatly helps in keeping them focused.

Reading helps in developing life skills and good values.

While it’s true that books can transport readers to different dimensions, it’s also a fact that there will always be a sense of reality in them. Reading puts children in scenarios which they can relate to or may encounter in life later on. It helps them develop empathy and compassion for others.

Reading is enjoyable.

In a digital age where almost everyone is occupied with technology and gadgets, books are still very much relevant. They encourage the vast use of imagination and creativity. Leisure time doesn’t always have to be about playing video games or watching movies, it can also be about learning and reading.

World Book Day will be celebrated in our typical UKVS style. Watch the video below.

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