Friday, December 2, 2011
Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day
How long is it since you took your kids to a store to choose and purchase a book of their very own? If you can't remember, consider December 3 as a great reminder! It's Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. "Watch his face light up as you give him free access, not just to a new book, but to tomorrow."
Being able to choose a book for themselves gives children a sense of control and ownership over what they're reading. They're more motivated to read, and will learn to refine their own choices as time goes by. If the price of books is daunting, consider getting kids a library card and visiting weekly. Again, make sure they get to choose lots of books for themselves. Another great place to find less expensive books is a market or garage sale.
But if you can afford it, do consider visiting a bookstore with your children on December 3!