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IMG_4052Reading with children is a great investment in their future and the world’s! ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator http://www.4writersandreaders.com

Annette Rochelle Aben

Promote LITERACY!  Promote READING to CHILDREN!  Promote GIVING CHILDREN EVERY ADVANTAGE in LIFE from the GET-GO!  If these statements have you shouting YES! YES! YES!, then you will want to take part in National Get Caught Reading Month, May 2016. This was the brainchild of Pat Schroeder, the former congresswoman, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Publishers (AAP) back in 1999, when the initiative was launched.

Everyone from authors to publishers, celebrities to teachers and schools to libraries are heavily vested in this endeavor as roles models for not only children but people everywhere. It has been proven that the earlier in a child’s life they are exposed to reading, the better that child will do in school.  All things being equal there can be no guarantees but giving a child the advantage of the interaction with books, stimulates…

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Comments on: "National Get Caught Reading Month" (8)

  1. I am honored to support literacy and that you reblogged this post! ❤

  2. Well done post on a serious problem facing children and society.

  3. I really like this idea and will read more about these activities this weekend! It’s a great endeavor to help others read! Keep you posted!

  4. It is so important for all children to be given a chance to enjoy literature. I think I was rather alpha Mom when my son was a baby – ‘reading’ the one word books to him from age two months!! Still he loves books to this day…sadly many of his friends don’t read fiction any more. We both can’t imagine what that is like – not reading books…sad! I used to help with the reading in the primary school which was always a delight and wonderful to see the magic in the children’s eyes as they’d deciphered a sentence! A true gift.

    • Dear Annika, thanks for sharing a bit of your own literacy journey. How wonderful that your son still finds joy in reading fiction even when his peers don’t seem too. You are so right about the magic that books and readers help to create for our children. We can’t spread too much magic around. Happy reading! 🙂 ❤

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