Celebrating World Book Day with a Week-Long Literacy & Communication SalePosted by natalie, 01 March, 2021
At MOE (formally Touch of Create) we love books and shared reading! In celebration of this wonderful day coming up on March 4th. We have launched a week-long sale with up to 15% OFF resources for Literacy & Communication. World Book Day always sends a powerful and positive message about books and reading, even in lockdown.
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. We want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe!
Here are three fun ways you can extending learning in your Early Years environment or just a home with your little ones.
- Create a fun and inspiring reading space, nook or den.
In a nutshell – Making up a cosy spot just for book time is a great trick to create positive reading connections even for the most resistant little ones. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, just gather some fluffy pillows, pile up some books and separate your snuggly corner with a cardboard wall. Why not incorporate our lovely reading den.
What you need – pillows, den, books, light, cozy accessories.
2. Song Sticks
In a nutshell – Glue some simple symbols from your favourite nursery rhymes and songs to create the sticks. Then let kids choose one and guess what it stands for before they sing. Rhymes are not only a great way of developing listening and speaking skills but also work as a great social exercise. Perfect for quick interludes too!
What you need – Wide Craft Sticks (or just ice cream ones), Labels, Glue, Scissors, Pen and Small Cup
3. Take Literacy Outdoors with Tracing Letters
In a nutshell – Why not try some creative alternatives to those printed worksheets? Take the learning outside and draw letters with chalk on the pavement so that kids can fill the spaces with pebbles or erase them carefully with a fizzy mixture. It’s immersive and makes children focus on each letter for a longer time.
What you need – Chalk & Pebbles or other natural resources
We are always looking to create handmade sustainable learning resources that help make literacy and communication activities more fun. We believe learning and play extend beyond regular paper and pencils.
If you would like to learning more about our EYFS Literacy & Communication Resources – have a look below. Not to mention we have the following ‘book inspired’ products on sale (just click the link below to view products)
Beehive Book Store 10% OFF – now £179.99
Den (ideal for reading space, den or nook) – 10% OFF – now £134.99
Folding Bookcase (with wheels) – 15% OFF – now £254.99
Open Book Unit – 15% OFF – now £203.99
PS. Don’t miss out on the wonderful resources on the ‘World Book Day’ website
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