Monday, June 24, 2013

Celebrate the 30th NCBD 2013!

Last year, I posted in the blog photos of learning communities who celebrated the 29th National Children's Book Day. PBBY also issued a letter with suggestions to celebrate NCBD.

To refresh your memory, here is the link to the photos and the activities mentioned in the letter.

1. Conduct storytelling sessions in classrooms and libraries.
2. Organize a Filipino Children’s Book Character Parade.
3. Invite a Filipino author and/or illustrator to speak to children.
4. Hold contests on story writing and illustrating. (This can be a follow-up activity to the author and illustrator visit.)
5. Display past winning books of the PBBY-Salanga and the PBBY-Alcala prizes in the library. (The PBBY website,, has the list of winners.)
6. Stage your own Best Reads event with parents, teachers and students. Remember to focus on Filipino books for children and young adults!
7. Invite parents, school officials, teachers and other members of the learning community to talk about books they grew up with.
8. Drum up this year's theme by showcasing Filipino books that exemplify: Masayang Magbasa sa Sariling Wika.
9. Publish or display (online or in the school paper) reviews of Filipino storybooks by students.
10. Read a Filipino children's book or YA novel.
This year, continue to celebrate NCBD! The NCBD poster has five activities that parents, teachers, libraries and school communities can do. For free posters, call the PBBY Secretariat at 3526765 local 203/120. This week, I will feature more ways to celebrate books, reading and the NCBD 2013!

1 comment:

Tarie Sabido said...

Ooohhh, my favorite is number three. *O*

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