I was working at the bookstore a few days ago, when a father came in with his 8-year old daughter. The daughter had been invited to a birthday party with an interesting gift theme. Instead of bringing gifts the children were asked to bring a book that they enjoyed reading and that could be donated to their school library. I had heard of people having book parties, but this was the first one with the donation twist. I started thinking about how this party would be helping to shape the kids involved—teaching them about sharing and being charitable … you probably already have your own thoughts about what a wonderful idea this is.
Knowing that the best way to influence reading is simply by having books around, here are some ways to get
more books in your child’s life:
-Let kids choose their own books from your local library or child-friendly bookstore (be on the lookout for story times).
-Join a book club (or start one).
-Start up a book swap with friends.
-Have a book theme for the next birthday party.
-Be sure to read a book (or chapter) with your children tonight!
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Hi! Got this link from Dale (we are also former denizens of the basement), and thought I’d say hi.
Great site. . .and good idea for a party. I could always use good reviews of the huge volume of new books out there.