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World Storytelling Day: how to embrace reading during school closures

Today (20 March) is World Storytelling Day celebrated around the world. With school closures coming into effect on Friday, children can embrace reading to prevent feeling bored over the period.

www.workingmums.co.uk have said: “Planning activities for kids at home is a way to break up the day. It might include time for some chores, a daily walk, reading time and board games.”

But how should you go about embracing reading?

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World Book Day: Prepare for GCSE English exams on EDLounge

Today (5 March) is World Book Day with many schools dressing children in fancy dress to celebrate the occasion.

Literacy critics have warned that in primary schools and some secondary schools, the day has become less about reading and more about dressing up.

800 libraries have closed down since 2010, so is it time we changed the focus back to reading? And what books are studied by students up to GCSE?

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