Date(s) - 23/01/2019 - 02/02/2019
The Netherlands (nationwide)
The National Reading Aloud Days (Nationale Voorleesdagen) have become a real tradition over the past 15 years. The kick off is organised in kindergartens and daycare centers throughout the country. During the National Reading Aloud Breakfast politicians, mayors, tv personalities, firemen and others read aloud to the little ones. The book of choice usually is the Picture Book of the Year: a picture book chosen by librarians. During the Reading Aloud Days this book is for sale in a small size at a small price at every bookshop. The campaing als puts 9 other children’s books in the spotlight. With more activities, an app, and a website with reading aloud tips and educational information for every age group, it is one of the most important reading promotion activities in the Netherlands.