Ntsoaki loves reading. So does Tlhotlhi. Everyone in the Raphoka family loves to read. Their neighbours, the Mlambos have just caught on the fun of reading because Nhlanhla has been spending time reading to their three-year old son, Monde. Ntsoaki and her family have started the #ReadingstartswithmeMovement.
You can also connect and be part of the movement in various ways. Here are some.
What is World Book Day?
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading around the world. Established by UNESCO, it is a one-day festival, which is celebrated in over 100 countries all over the globe.
This year’s theme is “Share a Story” and adults, parents and older siblings are encouraged to participate by reading and sharing stories. Text: Sophie Gallagher, Huffpost.
In South Africa, the Gauteng Department of Education in partnership with South Africa Children’s Book Fair will be celebrating the day on April 26 at Magaliesburg Secondary School in Magalies.
This year’s event themed “#Readingstartswithme” will bring together seven schools from the district, teachers, officials, storytellers and other acts in celebration and appreciation of literature.