We love to read them.
We love to collect them.
We love to share them.
In fact, this year, instead of candy, we handed out board books to all the children under 2 on Halloween. We also keep our local pediatric ophthalmologist office supplied with a collection of new books quarterly and bring bags of new and gently used books to our local school’s library almost every month.
I am a firm believer in the importance of reading to young children from birth. Reading builds vocabulary, a broad knowledge base, and encourages positive relationships with the reader.
Are you an advocate for reading as well?
Join us this February 14th for International Book Giving Day.
My kids have gone through their books and found a giant clothes basket full gently used books to bring to our local head-start offices. (From books they have outgrown or are willing to give away) They decided to make bookmarks to put into each book as well, so that the children knew who the books were from. We will make our very special delivery on Feburary 14th.
Give a Book – Leave a Book – Donate a Book
For more ideas, here is a post from Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes. Don’t forget to follow our Multicultural Kids’ Books board on Pinterest!
Amanda Boyarshinov is a reading teacher, mom of three, and author at The Educators’ Spin On It.by
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Rebecca Flansburg "Franticmommy" says
I’d love to do something in my daughter’s second grade class. I think I better get planning ASAP!
Catherine @ Story Snug says
I love the idea of your kids putting bookmarks in the books they are giving away. Happy Book Giving Day 🙂