World Book Day in Lower School

04 Mar 2021

Class Ty Haul had lots of fun on #WorldBookDay celebrating books, stories and of course reading! Can you guess who all these wonderful characters are?…

World Book Day’s mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. They want to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

From a Parent-Toddler group through to the Class years, children in a Steiner Waldorf School are immersed in stories. Starting with simple nature stories, children will hear many stories through the years: fairy tales, folk tales, fables, myths, legends, stories from history, biographies of scientists – spoken aloud by the teacher and transmitted heart-to-heart.

In this way stories can spark the imagination, introduce new learning and immerse children in a topic. Teachers also use stories as a powerful way to relate with and support individual children and the social life of a class. A  carefully chosen or crafted story can help children process grief, support self confidence and deal with unexpected circumstances.

Consider a Steiner Education for your child and contact a Steiner School near you today. Ready to learn more? Come and find out whether Cardiff Steiner School is right for your child.