World Book Day

Let’s get kids reading on World Book Day!

Reading for enjoyment plays a huge part in a child’s future success. World Book Day is back, offering every child and young person the chance to have a book of their own. It’s celebrated all over the world, and highlights the benefits of a life-long habit of reading for pleasure!

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Reading in school is one thing, but all teachers know it can’t stop there. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories at home can make a massive difference to their reading abilities. Plus, it’s good old-fashioned family fun!

Not everyone has access to books at home though. To combat this, World Book Day has created a range of books for just £1 to give every child and young person the opportunity to choose and own a book. And to make it inclusive for children who need books in different formats, they’re also available in braille, large print and audio.

Celebrating World Book Day in your school.

Whether you’re dressing up, taking part in the various competitions or running a book club, there’s loads of things you can do!

By now, we’re sure your school is a pro at celebrating World Book Day with your students. But if you’re looking for some extra ideas or resources, check out the educators hub. There’s loads of content to suit your students’ ages, including lesson plans, activity sheets and discussion guides.

Our favourite books!

We’re not only education technology experts, but parents too! We’ve put together some of our favourite books we love to share with our children. But we couldn’t just pick regular story books could we?

We’ve picked some amazing books for kids that are all about online safety. Take a look at our top picks (they’re even available in e-books too!):

#Goldilocks – A Hashtag Cautionary Tale
Everyone loves Goldilocks’ hilarious online videos, but in her quest to get more likes, more laughs and more hits, she tries something a little more daring. Stealing porridge #pipinghot, breaking chairs #fun, and using someone else’s bed #sleep. What will Daddy Bear do when he sees that online?

Chicken Clicking
One night Chick hops onto the farmer’s house and has a browse on his computer. Click! Soon she’s shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she’s made online, she discovers all is not as it seems. Little Red Riding Hood for the iPad generation, this is the perfect book for teaching children how to stay safe online.

Troll Stinks!
Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer’s mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games, until they discover the number for a troll. Grandpa Gruff says all trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don’t they?

Old Macdonald Had a Phone
Old Macdonald loves his phone! It helps him organise his farm. But when the animals each get one of their own, they are soon on their phones all day – “Here a tweet, there a chat, WhatsApping the farm cat” – and before they know it, no work is getting done! What can Old Macdonald do?

Happy reading.

If you’re looking for superfast school broadband to download all those new e-books, then look no further! Just get in touch with us – we’ll chat with you about how we can help your school.

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