World Book Day – 3rd March 2022

3rd March 2022 will mark the 25th anniversary of the World Book Day.

World Book Day looks to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.  The organisers behind the Day set out that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. World Book Day looks to encourage a life-long habit of reading for pleasure, encouraging improved life chances.  Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

There is evidence which shows that there are six building elements which support a child to read for pleasure:

  • Being read to regularly
  • Access to books at home
  • The ability for children to choose what they want to read
  • Having trusted adults and peers sharing and recommending books
  • The reading experience being enjoyable
  • Designated time to read

At Honeybear Nurseries we embrace these six building elements, encouraging the children to develop a love of reading.

For World Book Day, Honeybear at Whalley Range are encouraging the children to come to Nursery in their pyjamas, whilst Honeybear at Gatley are encouraging the children to dress-up as their favourite book character.