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Make a Reading Nook for International Literacy Day

Celebrate International Literacy Day with book. Okay, that’s not exactly a groundbreaking idea. But cuddling up with your kiddo and spending together-time reading isn’t always easy. To start with, you may not have the “perfect” spot. If you need a quiet place to sit and read, check out these book nook ideas. Pillow Fort Gather together as many pillows as possible and pile them up in the middle of the living room floor. Hang a sheet over tables or make tent posts with a coat rack. Now you have a comfy, cozy pillow fort to celebrate International Literacy Day in!...

Read Across America Day Kids’ Activities

March 2nd is Read Across America Day! This day celebrates all things books, as well as the famous Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Founded in 1997, Read Across America Day helps to spread the word that reading is important. What can you do to mark this day? Check out these book-based ideas. Hold a Book Drive Not every child has access to (or the ability to buy) books. Set up a book drive at your local library, school or community center. Ask families to bring in their gently used books. Box up the donations and bring them to a women and children’s...

5 Books to Read on Grandparent’s Day

You celebrate Mother’s Day. You celebrate Father’s Day. But, what about Grandparent’s Day? Every September, kids around the county mark this day by showing the love, caring and respect that they have for grandma and grandpa. What’s one way to celebrate this special day? Pick a book (or a few) for your child to share with her grandparents. Check out these options for children to read on Grandparent’s Day! The Imaginary Garden, by Andrew Larsen and Irene Luxbacher. Theodora and her grandpa spend time together, creating a garden! Instead of sowing seeds, they paint a picture – reminding each other...

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is on September 8 each year and as set by UNESCO on November 17, 1965 and first celebrated in 1966. International Literacy Day’s intention is to highlight the significance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies worldwide. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. It is estimated that close to 800 million adults do not possess basic literacy skills and a report from UNESCO shows a clear relationship between illiteracy and countries in severe poverty as well as between illiteracy and prejudice against women....

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