Today is UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) World Book Day.
According to UNESCO’s website, ‘World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the magical power of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.
23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books – most beautiful invention for sharing ideas beyond the boundaries of humanity space and time as well as the most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peace building.’
Reading is a way for anyone, anywhere, any age to improve their life. It is essential to advancing understanding of the world at large. Here at bettefetter.com, we are committed to helping you as parents and educators make a difference for not only your children but the lives of everyone those children encounter in the future.
For a few ideas on what to read, take a look at our read aloud posts.