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Kids love Christmas, there’s no denying that. With all the fun, music, sparkle and abundance of gifts, it’s hard to imagine how it could get much more fun for them. Actually, it could. Kids love dressing up as much as they love Christmas, so what about a killer combo? Christmas dressing up!
We don’t really need to tell you that Book Week costumes in Australia are kind of a big deal. Reading is integral to our development. They say that your perception of the world is only as good as your vocabulary, and that seems to be true. At a young age, books spark the imagination, and therefore our innate creativity; they take us into new worlds on adventurous journeys where we can explore all possibilities!
With the many modern distractions and technologies of today, it’s important to keep children’s attention on the valuable traditional methods of learning, exploring the imagination and developing literary skills. Every year in Australia, the Children’s Book Council Australia (CBCA) proffers a related book inspired theme, with the aim of encouraging the children of Australia to celebrate reading. This year the theme is: “Reading is My Secret Power”. As always, one of the most popular ways to celebrate our books and their fabulous tales is… dressing up in costume! Here are some great Book Week costume ideas.