National Reading Days

Stimulating linguistic development by reading to children

National Reading Days

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9 January 2019

Being read to by special guests

At the beginning of every year, two weeks are dedicated throughout the country to reading to children who can't read yet themselves. This year, we're once again welcoming some special guests, including two mayors and an alderman!

The ‘National Reading to Children Days’ (Nationale Voorleesdagen) are intended for reading to children who cannot yet read themselves. Being read to stimulates their fantasy, develops their feeling for language and is simply a lot of fun. 2Samen thinks linguistic development is very important and pays much attention to reading to children daily.

Each year, the reading days are opened with the ‘Reading Breakfast’. This is a wonderful moment for special guests to come and read to the children from the picture book of the year 2019, ‘Een huis voor Harry’ (A House for Harry). For example: Mayor Pauline Krikke of The Hague will read at 2Span, Mayor Bouke Arends of Westland will read at 2Ballonnen and alderman Kavita Parbhudayal will read at 2In de Wolken.

Our other locations are also organising plenty of fun activities, with their own readers such as several members of parliament, a children’s television actor, dads, mums and grandparents. Toddlers at 2Matrozen will visit the Dutch Museum of Children’s Books.