Does everyone dress up on World Book Day?

Dressing up is an effective way to encourage children (particularly reluctant readers) to engage with reading. It can help children to express their personal reading choices and share reading recommendations. Children being dressed up also changes the learning environment to one which is more playful. If dressing up isn’t working chose alternatives rather than modifying dressing up – additional themes or rules are a distraction from the purpose of book recommendation. Visit our dressing up page for more.