Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is supporting World Book Day’s national ‘Share a Story’ campaign, calling on parents and carers to read with their children for ten minutes a day.
Every year, World Book Day creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland, to promote the magic of books, the power of imagination and the importance of reading. The aim of the campaign is to encourage parents and carers everywhere to share a story with their children for ten minutes a day.
Every child in Denton and Reddish will be given a £1 book token for World Book Day, taking place on Thursday 5 March 2020, which they can take to a bookshop or supermarket to get their free World Book Day book.
This year, World Book Day 2020 is calling on the nation to share one million stories through a mass participation initiative. All readers have to do is register their participation and share their story throughout World Book Day month (27 February – 29 March 2020) to be in with a chance of winning prizes and joining a nationwide reading revolution.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“This is a really ambitious campaign to get the nation reading and I hope parents, grandparents and carers all across the country – but particularly in Audenshaw, Denton, Dukinfield and Reddish – will take the time to read to their children for ten minutes a day.
“World Book Day is a great opportunity to get reading, but reading is fun all year round.
“Not only is it fun, reading is also proven to have long-lasting effects on a child’s future success and well-being.”