Seachange and their Jurassic Nursery team went the extra mile last Thursday to inspire children and adults in their care to love reading.

World Book Day is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place in many countries around the world. It is a time for people of all ages to come together and appreciate the joy and importance of literature. One of the most popular ways to celebrate World Book Day is by dressing up as characters from books. This tradition is particularly enjoyed by children, who love the chance to bring their favourite characters to life. However, it is not just children who get in on the fun - many staff members also joined in the dressing up.

Emily from Jurassic Nursery said: “Dressing up for World Book Day is a great way to encourage our Jurassic nursery children to engage with literature and to inspire their creativity. It is also a chance for staff members to show their support for the cause and to get involved in the fun.”

Some popular characters that staff and children choose to dress up as include cowgirls and Indians, the Cat in the Hat, Alice in Wonderland, and Tiger. Others choose included characters from popular children's books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Where's Wally?, Elisa, and a great Captain America.

Dressing up for World Book Day is not just about having fun, however. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of literacy and reading. By encouraging children to dress up as book characters and to engage with literature, we can inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning. This is particularly important in today's digital age, where many children are spending more time on screens and less time with books.