International Children’s Book Day , how to Celebrate International Children’s Book Day in the Classroom

World Book Day 23 April 2021 Friday

International Children’s Book Day

Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2 April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books
Since 1967, International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday (April 2) to inspire a love of reading and call attention to children’s books.
This worldwide celebration aims to promote literacy and inspire reading to and with young children. Every year, teachers celebrate this day to remind families and children of the importance of reading.
The History of International Children’s Book Day
International Children’s Book Day was first celebrated in 1966. It was organized by Jella Lepman, founder of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), and it is designed to encourage families, teachers, and children around the world to participate in reading events in their local communities.

5 Ways how to Celebrate International Children’s Book Day in the Classroom

1  Print out the poster for ICBD
2  Download the ICBD message for this year’s event and share it with your class
3  Encourage families to get involved with ICBD by helping their child  choose a favorite story
4  Invite your students to read their favorite children’s story on April 2
5  Invite families to participate in a classroom reading activity

 

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