Book Time (Portugal)

Everyday reading day in classroom work
Kindergarten and schools – 1st cycle

Every week reading in classroom work
Schools – 2nd , 3rd cycles and secondary

The Book Time programme is designed to stimulate children’s and adolescents’ interests in books, introducing daily reading, games and other recreational/educational activities with books into classroom activities.

The programme promotes children’s meetings with authors and illustrators, book fairs, competitions and recreational activities based on books.

It provides technical orientation on reading promotion and a budget for school libraries’ to buy different types of books to be used in classroom reading activities and to promote independent contact with books.

Under this programme, different projects are being developed:
> Reading in Family
> I Can Read
> Books coming and going
> Competitions

This project is run by National Reading Plan (Portugal).