WORLD BOOK DAY 2020
World Book Day is today and in celebration we have detailed some information taken from the World Book Day website to help you celebrate the day to it's fullest! Additionally, as foster carers, we believe you can take this day an extra step further and really highlight some of the great memories you and your foster child/ren have had together by creating a wonderful memory book.
"World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the 23rd year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 5th March 2020, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own."
Below are some ideas for activities you can do for world book day
- » Ideas for parents of pre-schoolers
- » Ideas for parents of children in years 1 & 2
- » Ideas for parents of children in years 3 & 4
- » Ideas for parents of children in years 5 & 6
National Book Tokens, in partnership with schools across the country are distributuing £1 book tokens to 15 million children. Read more on how to use your token.
The World Book Day website is full of great resources, tips and videos to inspire you. Why not try the 'World Book Day Ideas' page for challenges and inspiration!
At Nurture Fostering, we see World Book Day as a fantastic time to review the memories you have shared with the child/ren within your care by creating a memory book.
A way to make sure the great times you have had aren't lost along the way is by utilising a memory box; this is a box where you can simply write down great times you have had and pop them in a box, you could even include photos to make your memory book come alive.
You should record the story of the child's stay with you as fully as possible, including:
- Descriptions of what the child was like when they arrived, what they liked and disliked.
- Details of development (e.g. learning to swim).
- Special memories of the child.
- Birthdays, Christmas and other family celebrations/outings/holidays etc. - photos, favourite places etc.
- Details and photos of your family (including extended family), home, pets etc.
- School - photos, certificates, reports, photos of and stories from teachers.
- Contact visits.
- Significant illnesses.
- Funny stories.
- Photos and video clips of birth family with your family.
- Crafts/pictures/work completed in your home/school/playgroup.
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