Young Readers Day...What a Great Gift for the Holidays!
It’s hard for me to let a day that celebrates reading go by without writing about it but November 10 is Young Readers Day. The day sprung to life in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Books in the Library of Congress. Being able to read is important to me for many reasons but one that has been with me since my days in Graduate school and one I've written about many times.
With COVID and families being homebound, I’m hoping that many families brought out books that were sitting on shelves or ordered some from the library to read to and with their children.
A few books from my childhood...
The holidays are around the corner so what about adding a book or two to your gift list. You can still give the child in your life the toy, doll, game, etc that they’re wanting but add a gift that will be with them for a lifetime.
There’s more you can do, though. Make it a habit or tradition to read to and with your child every night.
Turn going to the library a fun adventure for the family!
Turn off the devices and television and have a family reading hour.
Reading books is important not just for our children but for our future. Reading helps with our vocabulary, helps stimulate our minds to the possibilities of the world.
I’ve added books to my Christmas list for the children in my life...I hope you will as well.
What was your favorite childhood book???