Happy Children’s Book Week!
Since 1919, Children’s Book Week has been celebrated nationally in schools, libraries, bookstores, clubs, private homes — any place where there are children and books. Educators, librarians, booksellers, and families have celebrated children’s books and the love of reading with storytelling, parties, author and illustrator appearances, and other book-related events.
This week is a fantastic time to emphasize the importance of reading in our homes. Reading is certainly a fun activity to pass on to our children—but it can have other benefits as well, including:
- Promoting closeness between child and parents and/or grandparents
- Building vocabulary and enhancing memory skills
- Developing listening and attention skills
- Providing learning opportunities relating to subjects in the book
- Instilling an appreciation for books, reading, and learning
- and many others…
What benefits do you see in reading with your children?
At Readeo, we feel like every week is Children’s Book Week—but it’s especially nice to have this time set aside to focus on the importance of reading early in life.
So what will you do to celebrate this week? Pick a book to read each day? A family read-a-thon? A book party? Visit a library or bookstore? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear your ideas!