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Your World Book Day kit

March 04, 2019

Thursday 7th March 2019 marks World Book Day, where children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators and all things books!

One of the fun ways children can bring a book to life is by dressing up as their favourite character, so we’ve created a range of fun masks to download and make to complete your child’s costume. They’ll be the envy of their friends with these simple but effective templates, which you can make in time for the big day!

Choose from the big bad wolf, the Cheshire cat, one of the little pigs or the Gruffalo!

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Why not tie in your mask crafting with a chat about why you and your child enjoy your favourite books? There are some stories that we love to return to again and again, and the good news is that there are plenty of of benefits for those who enjoy curling up with a book! A report carried out for The Reading Agency revealed convincing evidence that reading for pleasure can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life.

Research has also shown that students who choose what and where they read tend to be more motivated, read more and show greater language and literacy development. The study by academics at the Institute of Education, part of the University of London, found that reading had the strongest effect on vocabulary development but the impact on maths and spelling was also significant.

If you’d like any tips or advice for helping your child become a fearless reader, why not get in touch with your local Explore Learning centre today?

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