The goal of the national March is Reading Month program is to promote reading, push literacy skills, and inform children and adults alike about the power and importance of reading, as well as the fun and adventure accessible to them if they just crack open a book and let its words work their magic. For parents, the power to help shape a reader and inspire a life-long love of books is in their hands. Entice your child to read by making it a warm and loving experience; snuggle in a warm cozy chair or camp out on a living room rug and read a story aloud to your little one. Help them to associate books and reading with the joy of time shared together and with feelings of safety and love. Each book will become a treasured memory for more reasons than one.
Why not let reading light a fire inside of you and awaken a new thirst for knowledge or adventure? Let a book open your eyes to injustice, educate you on love and deter you from hatred, and by letting you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes help you gain a new level of compassion and understanding. In short, let a book change your life so you can face each new chapter of it bravely.
I’ll close with the wise words of Dr. Seuss:
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book.”