Contributor: Sinéad Regan
World Book Day finds us extra busy this year - some of us are getting settled back into school life and others looking forward to getting back into the classroom on the 15th. As a result, we are not focusing on this one official day to celebrate books and instead will engage in a variety of activities throughout the next few weeks. Currently 2nd and 6th Oak are busy working on their Write a Book projects where children are given the opportunity to become authors and see the process of planning, writing and editing a book.
There are a wealth of activities, videos and other resources in the worldbookday.com site which is well worth a visit and the children will be receiving their World Book Day vouchers shortly too.
However busy we are there is always time to read a book and even though our lovely school library is out of bounds to the children this year there are many other facilities including worldbookday.com and the online catalogue of Greystones library where digital and audiobooks can be availed of.
Reading every day has many benefits here are some of them:
Promotes mental health
Improves general knowledge
Improves writing skills
Analytical thinking skills are strengthened
Memory, focus and concentration are improved
Make sure you find some time to read today!