World Book Day 2012 Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:49

Father reading with his daughter

NIACE is encouraging new and reluctant readers to develop a love of reading beyond World Book Day (1 March) and ITV Daybreak's Get Britain Reading campaign.

Since the Quick Reads Reading Breaks kick-started across the country in February - following the publication of 8 new Quick Reads - NIACE has been calling on even more schools, colleges and workplaces to get involved by holding activity throughout 2012.

Because parents who are confident readers have such a positive impact on their children's literacy levels, NIACE has also been working in partnership with World Book Day to encourage schools and other family learning organisations to hold Family Reading Breaks.

To help make Reading Breaks a success throughout the year, free downloadable Reading Break and Family Reading Break toolkits are available. Hundreds of comprehensive packs for schools and workplaces have already been ordered and will continue to be available to order online. The packs for schools will also include a selection of children's books. A range of other learning resources to support the use of previous Quick Reads titles in literacy lessons are also available - they include Quick Reads 2012 Chapter Samplers, Learning with Quick Reads Resources 2012 and Quick Reads Reading Group Toolkit.

NIACE is also supporting ITV Daybreak's Get Britain Reading campaign and has contributed ideas on helping adults to improve their reading and writing. Anyone can get involved by taking the 10 minute pledge to read for themselves or to their children for 10 minutes every day.

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