‘Your World’ is the theme of this year’s World Book Day. Every child needs to see themselves reflected in the books that they read.
For children whose early experiences have been very difficult and confusing, books can help them make sense of their lives & find their place in the world. Stories can create opportunities to safely explore thoughts & feelings. In books, children can learn that their own story matters & that they can explore it with the caring adults around them.
Trauma is a great silencer & it creates shame. Let’s give our children more stories that break the silence. Kind stories that help our children to learn, grow & recover.