My kids love reading & it’s lovely to see them incorporate reading into their everyday play, which is why I’m supporting International Book Giving Day 2017.
Poster | Courtesy of International Book Giving Day
Reading is just part of what me & Dadtired do, whether it’s a book, newspaper or online, so it’s no surprise our children enjoy reading, too. And now Little Mister can read his own books he’s embarking on a whole new reading adventure!
But according to International Book Giving Day,
Most children in developing countries do not own books.
In the United Kingdom, one-third of children do not own books.
In the United States, two-thirds of children living in poverty do not own books.
So this February 14th we’re being encouraged to share the love by giving away a book – #BookGivingDay
It’s a 100% volunteer initiative led & supported be people around the globe, from Japan to South Africa; Brazil to Germany. It’s such a lovely idea
This is how the IBGD team say you can take part in International Book Giving Day
International Book Giving Day’s focus is on encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. We invite individuals to
1) gift a book to a friend or family member
Give a child a new, used or borrowed book.
2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read
Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are few to no good books available. Purchase a good book, and deposit your book covertly or overtly in your waiting room of choice. The goal here is to spread the love of reading to kids, so choose a fun book, nothing controversial.
3) donate a used book to a local library, hospital, shelter or organization that distributes books to children
Wrap up a box of children’s books that your kids have outgrown and get them in the hands of children who could really use a book or two. Donate your books to your local second hand store, library, children’s hospital, or shelter. Alternatively, donate your books to an organization working internationally to get books in the hands of kids, such as Books for Africa, or support UK children’s hospital charity Readathon. Publisher Book Island will donate one book to their hospital programme for each book sold via their website (14 – 28 February).
Publisher Book Island will donate one book to their hospital programme for each book sold via its website (14 – 28 February).
I collected up some of the books my children had grown out of & have already delivered some to our doctor surgery and some to school before it broke up for half term.
I have my books all wrapped up and ready to give to my Little Shires on the 14th.
Little Mister will be receiving Don’t Call Me Coochie Coo by Sean Taylor & Kate Hindley. As a second child who is still often considered – and sometimes treated as – “the baby” I think he’ll appreciate this!
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.