International Children’s Book Day

Literature is timeless in all of its beauty, value and excitement. As technology continues to innovate and change in the world around us, so too does the way we read and engage with literature. Despite these changes, the essence of storytelling and its effect on our lives remains as always.

Whether you are immersed in Roald Dahl’s classics or reading Anh Do’s journey into his promised land, good literature reflects an increased understanding of human nature to which we can learn and relate. So significant is the importance of literature in young, growing minds that for the past 53 years, there has been a day to celebrate it.

Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2 April, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books. The day was first organised by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), and it is designed to encourage families, teachers and children around the world to participate in reading events in their local communities.

Reading events organised by libraries, schools and community centres often involve a book reading which relates to the theme of

The music of words

Like the way that our fingers tap when we write or the way our vocal cords sing when we excite, the music of words represents the beauty of literature in a way that sounds fit into perfect synchronicity. It’s the idea that words and reading can also evoke a deep sense of emotion just like music.

This year EX Learning will be celebrating ICBD by launching our book club holiday program. It aims to increase children’s awareness and appreciation of literature, so they can cherish the value of reading and its importance in their everyday lives.

Our program is also aiming to enhance our students’ overall literacy, reading and comprehension skills which have increasingly become more important in light of the changes made in the testing structure for OC, Selective and NAPLAN.

Contact us today if you’re interested or have any further questions about our book club.

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