Celebrating World Book Day

Dressing up for World Book Day

Left to her own devices my Rose would wear fancy dress every single day. She is quite often seen sporting a tutu over her ordinary clothes. I really love the way dressing up encourages children to have an adventure and use their imagination.

We’ve always read to each of our children from birth because I believe it’s so important to have the ideas there in the first place. My older two children happily read on their own now, and even take it in turns to read to Rose. She likes all types of books but I do remember knowing What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson off by heart when she was about 18 months old, I’m sure many of you can relate to that one!

With World Book Day coming up this week it will be an exciting time for Rose as it’s the first time she will be dressing up and going to school. Over the years Lewis and Holly have transformed themselves into numerous characters, it’s always so much fun seeing the children all dressed up at drop off.

World Book Day is an incentive run by a charity and funded by contributing publishers with the generous sponsorship of National Book Tokens. Nationwide children are encouraged to celebrate World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite character and fundraising at the same time. Money donated goes to Book Aid International and helps change the lives of people who are unable to fulfil their potential because of a basic lack of books and reading resources.

Fairy tale dress on a toddler

Will your children be bringing their favourite characters to life this World Book Day? You only have until this Thursday (March 2nd) to get an outfit sorted. Luckily, John Lewis has you covered with their fantastic selection of children’s World Book Day costumes ranging from classic Alice in Wonderland to Darth Vader! Ordering is really quick and easy, just chose your outfit and pick it up from your nearest John Lewis, Waitrose or Collect+ store the following day.

The best bit is, the costumes are absolutely ideal for children’s dressing up and role play all year round so your little one will get plenty of use out of it. It took us (Rose!) ages to decide on what outfit to order but in the end, she settled on Snow White. A perfect choice don’t you think?

Who will your child be dressing up as this World Book Day?

*This is a commissioned post

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  • Wave to Mummy

    Written on 2nd March 2017


    Aww, she looks so gorgeous in this dress. For us, I’ve decided to take it easy, dig out one of the existing princess costumes and just find one of the many princess related books for my daughter. And spend about 5 minutes doing that :D

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