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The Book

World Book Day, on the 23rd of April, is a celebration that reinforces the importance of reading in our lives. As well as being a source of knowledge and entertainment, reading plays a crucial role in people's socio-emotional and cognitive development. By immersing themselves in different stories and perspectives, readers develop empathy, an understanding of the world around them and problem-solving skills. What's more, reading is a powerful ally for mental health, providing moments of relaxation, escapism and reflection.

To encourage the habit of reading, it is essential to create a favourable environment at home, at school and in the community. This can include making a variety of accessible books available, organising book clubs, promoting literary events and highlighting the benefits of reading at different ages. In addition, it's important for adults to lead by example, showing the pleasure and benefits that reading brings to their own lives. By making reading an integral part of everyday life, we can cultivate a more informed, creative and emotionally healthy society.

Reading tips!

For children:

1."Bear is a Bear" by Karl Newson and Anuska Allepuz: Tells the story of a bear who experiences a range of emotions throughout the day, showing how feelings can change and how to deal with them.

2."The Feelings Book" by Todd Parr: This book presents emotions in a simple and positive way, with vibrant illustrations and comforting messages.

For adults:

1."Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman: A classic on the subject, it explores how emotions affect our behaviour and relationships, and how to develop emotional skills for a more balanced life.

2."The Gifs of Imperfection" by Brené Brown: In this book, the author discusses the importance of accepting our vulnerabilities and dealing with emotions authentically, fostering a greater connection with ourselves and others.

3."The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle: Although not specifically about emotions, this book addresses the importance of living in the present moment and how this can positively impact our emotional well-being.

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