Parents who have toiled over intricate costumes for their children have spoken of their dismay as the snow meant World Book Day events were cancelled across the country. Some schools remained open, but called off the dressing-up event because they feared pupils would get too cold in their fancy dress. Others have closed altogether, and parents have worried the effort that has gone into the costumes was wasted. Hundreds of schools have been closed this week due to snow storms, with red weather warnings issued by the Met Office for some parts of the country. Many parents have let their children dress up in their costumes anyway during their "snow days" at home, and have set up fun activities in the home such as themed painting. Poor Sophia missed #worldbookday at her school today, closed due to bad weather. But hay, that didn't stop my "little lass" trying on her costume! ☠💣💎🗡 pic.twitter.com/DioHk6tZM9— Liv (@HeeromaLavinia) March 1, 2018 … [Read more...] about Parents fret as World Book Day costumes wasted as schools closed and events cancelled due to snow
Around the world, a wonderful thing is happening: children are getting excited about reading and literature. For their parents, however, this comes with a slight challenge: what to dress them in for 2017 World Book Day on March 2nd? Every year people combine their children's imagination with the realms of practicality, and that's before tackling whatever theme the school has decided upon that year and playground competition. What happens in times like this? Naturally, people take to social media to chart their literary character trials, tribulations and triumphs. Introducing the seven stages of World Book Day costuming: 1. Discovering World Book Day is approaching Only the remarkably organised actually remember when World Book Day is, let alone plan for it. For everyone else, it's discovering the reminder letter in the bottom of their child's book bag: World book day tomorrow, not only do I have a child to sort a costume for but also a husband who is highly … [Read more...] about World Book Day costumes: A parent’s 7 stages of crisis
The goal is to encourage our children to read; a noble aim, of course. So why is World Book Day, which rolls around this Thursday, so fraught with emotion and angst? It’s one of those things, like school places and epidurals, whose significance is impossible to appreciate until you’ve joined the parenting club. Until then you’ll look on dumbfounded while every parent you know is getting weirdly worked up. This year, it’s my first time, by which I mean it’s my children’s first time. But what I’ve come to realise is, this isn’t about them; it’s about us and our ability to throw a perfect costume together in between doing our day jobs, making the dinner, tidying the Lego away and having a nervous breakdown. It’s about whether we can do it all. If we can possibly produce a freshly baked batch of fairy cakes and get the dog wormed at the same time, then all the better. So what do I do? The instruction I’ve been issued by the … [Read more...] about 8 Reasons why mums can never win on World Book Day
A mother from Bristol and her young son have taken the internet by storm thanks to an imaginative World Book Day costume effort. Vicki Bowles shared pictures of her son dressed in a home-made replica of the Argos catalogue - telling her Facebook followers she "wanted do something different." My sons world book day costume .. well it is his favorite book !! @Argos_Online pic.twitter.com/mWCv3ob69F— vicki bowles (@bowlzybowles) 2 March 2017 Speaking to the Sun Online she added: “He loves reading it and telling me what toys he wants. “The reaction has been amazing, got stopped by so many people on the way to school. She even received a tweet from an Argos representative, who described the costume as "amazing". She's not the first parent to turn to the Argos catalogue on World Book Day; in 2016 comedian Joe Heenan tweeted this picture of his children: #WorldBookDay pic.twitter.com/5JHnHlRbte— joe heenan (@joeheenan) March 3, 2016 … [Read more...] about Boy’s hilarious World Book Day costume wins praise online
When is World Book Day 2017? This year, World Book Day is on Thursday March 2. What is World Book Day? An annual celebration of reading that takes place in over 100 countries worldwide, the event is organised UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Aimed predominantly at children, in the UK and Ireland World Book Day promotes the enjoyment of literature through book voucher giveaways – only, alas, to children – the publication of specially priced £1.00 books, and reading and author-based events and parties across the country. Where can my children get their book tokens and how long are they valid for? The £1.00 books tokens, which are usually given to children by their schools, are valid from Monday 27 to February Sunday March 26 2017. What are the £1.00 books? Each year, a number of titles, including some new works by favourite children's authors, are made available to … [Read more...] about When is World Book Day 2017, what are the £1 books and do my children really have to dress up?