Books we loved most in our childhood
Today, 5th March 2015, is the World Book Day – a Children’s Literature celebration.
I have to admit: I didn’t know about this and I searched the internet where I found the UK and Ireland World Book Day official site with all the activities, info, and how they have resources for teachers, libraries, bookshops that want to be a part of this initiative.
It’s a great idea to let children approach the magic book world!
I clearly remember when I was 6 and our school took us with our parents to a temporary library placed in the City Hall; it was filled with all sorts of children’s books and we could buy the ones we found interesting.
I already had this lovely feeling for printed paper stories, above all if they were illustrated, and I went home with a couple of tales I still heartily recall: Goldilocks and the Three Bears (unfortunately, I don’t have the right edition name but the watercolor illustrations were adorable) and Streghetta Mia (an Italian modern tale by Bianca Pitzorno).
Even if a long time passed, and many books are on the “read list”, it’s amazing how our first ones could stay imprinted on our minds and memories (I can still smell the perfume of my Alice in Wonderland scented edition!) and we learn so much from those short tales, more than we could even realize.
This is why I’d like each one of us to take a look at World Book Day idea and bring on something similar inside our homes. Children’s first reading steps are something not to underestimate.
Happy World Book Day!
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