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7 Ways to Help Kids Celebrate National Reading Month

March is here and it's all about celebrating the joy of reading and encouraging others to do the same. So, get creative and have fun!

Girl reading for National Reading Month

Here are some ways you can celebrate National Reading Month with your children:

Tip #1 - Let them read a book they've been wanting to read.

Dedicate some time every day to reading a book that they've been wanting to read or pick up something new. It doesn't matter what type of book it is as long as it's a book that interests your child. So allow them to choose.

Tip #2 - Host a book club.

Yes, kids can do this too. Allow them to get together with some friends or family members and start a book club. Choose a book to read together and then discuss it over Zoom or in person. Make it fun by making it a pizza book party.

"Reading is not only a form of entertainment, but it's also a powerful tool for education, personal growth, and empathy. National Reading Month is a great opportunity to promote the importance of reading and encourage people of all ages to explore the world through books." - Karen Vaites, literacy expert and reading advocate.

Yes, less television, YouTube, and games this month. More books.

Tip #3 - Make it personal.

Giving always feels good. Give back to your community by donating books to a local library, school, or charity. Then, you'll have more room on your shelves for new books (wink wink).

Tip #4 - Attend a book festival in your area.

Look for local book festivals and attend them. They'll get to meet authors, attend book signings, and participate in book-related activities. I've been invited to speak at a few, maybe I'll see you there.

Tip #5 - Start a reading challenge.

Set a goal for your child to read a certain number of books during National Reading Month. Track their progress and share their achievements. Think up a nice reward for meeting their goal.

Tip #6 - Read as a family.

Encourage your children to read by reading with them. Choose age-appropriate books that they will enjoy and make it a fun and engaging activity for all.

Tip #7 - Create a reading nook.

Create a cozy reading nook in your home where they can curl up with a good book. Add big fluffy pillows, soft lighting, and some bookshelves to create the perfect reading environment.

Whatever you do, make it fun.

Whether your child is a reluctant reader or a bookworm, spend some time at a bookstore or library. They just may find their next favorite book. Encourage others to do the same. Let's promote literacy and the love of reading.

Leave a comment and let me know what you're reading.



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