National read a book day is an annual event, an a awareness day that takes place annually on 6th September.
For some people (like myself), reading is our ultimate form of relaxation, where all our stress and worries deflate and disappear as we are pulled into the authors world/time that they have created for us readers.
However for other’s, when it comes to reading, it can seem like a bit of a chore. National read a book day is celebrated to help encourage all of us to take a little break to curl-up and get stuck into a good book or read out loud to the family.
National read a book day is the perfect excuse to sit back, relax and get lost in a book, whether you’re rediscovering some old favourites or delving into a new bestseller, why not take advantage of the day and sink into a good story/tale.
Before you start wondering, how on this earth am I going to read a full book in a day? There simply isn’t enough time, not enough hours in the day!
Fear not! The intention of national read a book day is to motivate you to open your mind and eyes to a book for at least a few minutes of the day. To take that little break away from work, from our lives and get lost in a fictional characters adventures instead. It isn’t necessary for you to read a book from front to back, simply reading a page is good enough.
So whether you are an avid bibliophile, an occasional reader or simply haven’t picked a book up in a while take advantage of the day, spare a few minutes or hours of your time to pick up that book you’ve been thinking about reading and finally get started.
So don’t waste anymore time, sit back, relax and open up a book!
What way’s can I get involved?
One way to get involved is to help get the little ones involved!
If you have children, then today is the perfect excuse to sit down with your little one/s and read them a fascinating tale or maybe take an hour out of your day to sit down all together to read a book. Before bed if you don’t already why not read them a bedtime story.
Did you know?
- Reading is much more of a complex task for our human brain rather than, say, sitting down and watching the TV
- Reading also strengthens our brains connections and can also build NEW connections
- Reading improves concentration
- Reading can also help children learn more about the world around them
- Reading also improves our vocabulary and language skills
- Reading helps develop a child’s imagination
- Reading isn’t just fun but it can also be a great way to spend time together!
There are many different benefits that are associated with reading, so what are you waiting for! Go pick up that book!