This year marks the 25th year of World Book Day. The amazing initiative that has given the opportunity for millions of children access to books and to support their reading.
In the UK alone, nearly 400,000 children don’t have access to books or a book of their own. Reading is so vital for the development of children’s creativity and development of their literacy skills. Through the National Literacy Trust, 54 thousand books have been donated by publishers to children who are least likely to have read books. 1 in 5 children receiving free school meals said they bought their first book with a World Book Day token.
Reading is vital for children and is at the heart of education. Every child should be able to access the necessary resources to read with confidence.
A huge congratulations and well done to World Book Day for the amazing work that they do to engage children with reading.
There are many other charities that help to support children who also help with the education of children. There are children’s charities that donate books to children in need, there are children’s charities that donate technology to those who need it for their education and there are those who donate money towards classes and other organisations that will help benefit children with their education.
You can donate your old books and other unwanted items such as electronics and clothing to children’s charities that will help to support initiatives that aid children’s education and literacy skills.
With initiatives like World Book Day and children’s charities in the UK, a lot can be done to help children with their education and ensure that they are given the same opportunities as their school friends and classmates.