Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days 2023

  January 25, 2023 at 3:52 pm by

Today, Wednesday January 25, Princess Laurentien was present at the launch of the 20th edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the public primary school De Notenkraker in the Hoogvliet district of Rotterdam.
At the presence of toddlers and pupils, the Princess read “Maximiliaan Modderman gives a party” , a story about a little boy who is “home alone and is organizing a party for his toy animals”. The book, written by Joukje Akveld and illustrated by Jan Jutte, was elected Picture Book of the Year 2023 by a jury of Dutch librarians, booksellers and teachers.
The National Reading Days is an initiative of the Reading Foundation and organized by the Foundation for Collective Promotion of the Dutch Book (CPNB). The campaign aims to encourage the reading of children who don’t read yet.
The Reading & Writing Foundation is an initiative of Princess Laurentien and it was launched on May 27, 2004. Since January 2014, the Princess is Honorary Chairman of the Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to prevent and reduce illiteracy in the Netherlands and internationally.
Started on January 25, the National Reading Days will last until Saturday February 4.
During National Reading Days, across The Netherlands, at nurseries, kindergartens, libraries and schools, will take place many events in order to promote the reading. At this event participate politicians, mayors, athletes, columnists, actresses, presenters, singers, rappers, footballers.

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