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MENAFN Press - 24/03/2014
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(MENAFN Press) Some of the world's top authors will be present when Atlantis, The Palm celebrates International Children's Book Day (ICBD) on Wednesday, 2 April between 10:30 am and 6:00 pm at The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Special guests include Miss Kathryn Cave, the award-winning English children's author of 'Somewhere Else, Maitha Al Khayyat, Emirati Children's author, Rashid Al Kous, General Director of Knowledge Without Border and Salha Ghabish: author of 'Dana's trip'. Other activities include face painting, arts and craft, music, storytelling, educational talks and Aquatheatre shows designed to inspire a love of reading and ocean conservation. One child enters free with each paying adult



Established in 1967, ICBD is celebrated to raise children's literacy rates. It is managed by The UAE Board of Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and was officially established by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, UAEBBY Patron



Commenting on the vital importance of literacy, Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi said: "The power of books to open doorways to understanding can never be overstated, which is why every child must have the right to become a reader. International Children's Book Day is a wonderful opportunity to not only raise awareness within the broader community of the importance of fostering a culture of reading, but also to engage with children in a fun and interactive way that encourages their love for books and reading. For this reason we are very happy to have the support of The Lost Chambers Aquarium to make reading more accessible for the UAE's children and look forward to a truly special day dedicated to the joys of reading.



The team at The Lost Chambers Aquarium aim to make the world a better place, by stimulating the minds of children and educating them about the world and its oceans. In the aquarium, children can explore touch tanks filled with starfish and pencil urchins, and horse shoe crabs, the spiders of the sea, allowing them to touch, feel and interact with sea life. Special exhibits are dedicated to different sea creatures, such as the delicate Moon Jellyfish, busy lobster and glittery anchovies “ each fascinating to watch and with a story to tell. They can explore The Lost Chambers Aquarium on their own or choose to interact with a 'Marine Educator', who shares educational facts



"Childhood is the ideal time to educate children about environmental issues and to broaden their understanding of the world and being able to read is imperative in helping broaden these horizons," says Natasha Christie, Director of The Lost Chambers Aquarium. "We need to focus on educating the children of today so we can make a difference for tomorrow.



Special Offers for International Children's Book Day - Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Adult admission AED 100 per perso

Children under 11 receive free admission with each full paid adult admission

Valet parking is complimentary for visitors to The Lost Chambers Aquarium



International Children's Book Da

2 April 201



Schedule of Activitie

TimeNavigation RoomLC additional activitiesBlue Sage ChamberSeven Sage Chamber (Reading Room)Generator Chambe

10:30 - 10:45 Aquatheatre ShowFace Painting, Colouring Arts & Crafts Corner - By Kids Club Team Photobooth

11:00 - 11:30 Reading 1

11:30 - 12:00Dubai Drummers Coral Talk - Generator Chamber

12:00 - 12:30 Reading 2

12:30 - 01:00Dubai Drummers Dr. Seuss Story Telling - Generator

01:00 - 01:30 Reading 3

01:30 - 02:00Dubai Drummers Napoleon Wrasse - Workshop Chamber

02:00 - 02:30 Reading 4

02:30 - 03:00Dubai Drummers Meet the Divers

03:00 - 03:30 Reading 5

03:30 - 04:00Dubai Drummers Aquatheatre Show

04:00 - 04:30 Reading 6

04:30 - 05:00Dubai Drummers Grouper Talk - Grouper Exhibit

05:00 - 05:30 Reading 7

05:30 - 06:00Dubai Drummers Aquatheatre Show

06:00 - 06:30 Reading 8

06:30 - 07:00Dubai Drummers

01:00 - 06:00Lost Chambers Hourly Myth Tour


About International Children’s Book Day
International Children's Book Day

 


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