Celebration activities like dressing up are a special part of World Book Day, but the most important activity is to help children to feel included, encouraged and supported to read for pleasure.
Dressing up is a popular way to encourage children (particularly reluctant readers) to engage with reading. It can help children, to swap reading recommendations, and is a good way to celebrate what children are reading at home. It can help create fun and excitement around reading. But there are lots of ways to have fun on World Book Day that don't include costumes but create the same effect.
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