This years National Voorleesdagen digital, but with Princess Laurentien

Princess Laurentien has traditionally opened the National Voorleesdagen. Because of the coronapandemic, she did this not in the midst of a group of children, but online. Through a video connection she read to a group of toddlers and toddlers from the book Coco this morning!

That‘s what she did with the Avrotros programme Zin in Zappelin:

Coco can do it! by Loes Riphagen is the picture book of the year 2021 and is translated into Turkish, Arabic and Polish.

The book is about a little bird who has yet to learn everything. โ€œToddlers and preschoolers also have to do a lot of things for the first time and that is very exciting,โ€ says Riphagen in the CCEit Radio 1 News. โ€œThey have to figure it all out, and if you practice very well, you get better, and Coco does that in the book.โ€

Read a lot

โ€œ I think it’s a picture book that can give many families fun and hopefully also inspiration, especially in these special circumstances, now that we all have to stay at home,โ€ says the writer. โ€œI hope a lot of parents, grandmothers and grandmothers and teachers read to their children, live or via a screen.โ€

Mayor Aboutaleb of Rotterdam, Minister Slob of Education and well-known Dutch rapper Willy Wartaal, Diederik Jekel, Janny van der Heijden and Lieke van Lexmond are also committed online to reaffirm the importance of reading aloud.