Can it be any coincidence that Dr Seuss Day (2 March) and World Book Day (3 March) are separated by a matter of hours!?
The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks are amongst some of my most loved childhood books. So much that I have introduced them to my child.
Not that of course he understands! Bleary eyed at 7pm when I’m exhausted from the day, the casual tongue-twister books can be quite the challenge for me too. But still, they are wonderful if slightly nonsensical books. They make you laugh out loud and remind you of the fun of being young again. Oh to be young!
I love to read
And that’s why I love reading to my boy. I’ve done it since he popped out of the womb. Admittedly even though he has the attention span of a puppy, I still think it has benefitted him.
Along with Dr Seuss, we are big fans of Road Dahl, Meg & Mog, The Gruffalo and the brilliant puppet books from Sam Lloyd.
The thing is, a good book never loses its appeal. It never grows old, it never stops making children laugh, or cry or both.
For instance, a few months ago, David Beckham was pictured reading a classic fairytale by Teresa Heapy (read our interview with her here).
According to the official World Book Day website: “The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.”
Reflecting for a moment
And while I’m reflecting, isn’t it strange how reading has remained the same. But books have evolved since we were kids. Today you can download Apps, use your Amazon Kindle and even go on YouTube for a story to be read to your little one.
For more, visit http://worldbookday.com
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