As I write this Children’s Book Week is being celebrated in the United Kingdom. It is a week dedicated to activities that encourage children to read.
The aim of Children’s Book Week is to celebrate reading for pleasure. Designating a special day or week for book-related activities can help children to see reading as pleasurable and fun, stimulating them to discover new books, extend their reading choices, discuss and share books, explore libraries and bookshops, and do their own creative writing. (SOURCE)
Even if you don’t live in the UK you can benefit from the resources listed on the website here. Here are some of my ideas to get your child reading at home or school:
- Invite a Muslim children’s book author to read or tell stories. This can work whether you’re in an Islamic or public school.
- Take your child to the library or bookshop to select a book of their choice.
- Read books about Muslim children living in other parts of the world.
I would love to hear your ideas. Please share in the comments below.