Maria Caulfield MP has Celebrated World Book Day by joining this year’s campaign to share one million stories across the UK throughout World Book Day month.
Every year World Book Day curates a list of bespoke £1 books for children and young people across the UK and Ireland, which they can choose for free at their local bookshop using their £1 World Book Day book token.
The campaign encourages parents and carers everywhere to read and share stories with their children for ten minutes every day. The aim is to inspire new reading habits in both children and adults and to bring back reading for pleasure as a national pastime.
The Share a Story campaign directly encourages the improvement of literacy and use of English for children. Sharing stories together – anywhere, anytime – for just ten minutes a day has a long-lasting effect on a child’s future. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success, more than their family circumstances – more than parents’ educational background or their income.
Maria Caulfield MP said “This year I am supporting World Book Day to help improve the reading and literacy skills of children across the Lewes constituency and the rest of the UK. Not only does reading for pleasure improve the literacy skills of children but also helps to give them a brad imagination and improve their chances later in life.”
“I would urge all parents to make use of their £1 World Book Day book token at any of our local book shops.”
World Book Day is Thursday 5th March and World Book Month lasts from 27th February to 29th March.