When I heard about the Icelandic tradition of a Jolabokaflod (book flood), I was really excited. It’s a lovely tradition which involves everyone receiving a book on Christmas Eve and then settling down with a drink of hot chocolate to read their new book.
We decided to try a ‘book flood’ this year in the place of Christmas parties. We have been working really hard to instil a love of reading in the children and this seemed to be the perfect way to celebrate reading and a love of books.
The children were genuinely excited to receive their books and it was fantastic to see them talking about their new books with their friends and then settling down to read.