World Book Day
World Book Day is a celebration. It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and most importantly it is a celebration of reading. It is an yearly event on 23rd April, organized by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Benefits of Reading Books
Reading gives your brain a different kind of workout than watching TV or playing on your mobile. Our vision, language and associated learning connect in a specific neutral circuit that spurs your brain to think and concentrate.
The vocabulary size of children is directly and dramatically related to the books they read. Reading enhances their mental vocabulary and helps them to converse and communicate better.
Best Sellers for Children
Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved authors of all time. His books have rhyming text and are fun to read. They are great for beginner readers (Hop on Pop) to adolescents (Lorax) to graduating college students (Oh! the places You’ll go).
Roald Dahl was a gifted author with an insight into the minds of children. His books emphasizes on the unique spiritual gift that children possess – a combination of empathy, fantasy and vulnerability that most adults lose as they grow. Best Sellers : – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, BFG and many more.
J K Rowling transformed the reading lives of thousands of children worldwide and transformed non readers into avid readers. Her Harry Potter series of 7 books offer brilliant story telling with complex plots. Her writings are filled with rich word choice that would enhance your vocabulary and the suspense would ignite imagination.
Last but not the least, don’t forget to read classic literature. They teach timeless principles, values and truth through the experiences of the characters in those stories. Because it can be difficult for children to understand original classic literature, these days abridged and illustrated versions are easily available.