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Reading is Fundamental

Oct 15, 2008 11:56 AM | 0 comments

As a child I had 2 favorite books- Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Each time I read either book, it was as if my mind took a virtual vacation to a far off land. Therefore as we celebrate National Book month let us pay homage to all those books we read or were read to us as children. Let’s celebrate our teen years as we remember the first time we indulged in Judy Bloom’s Forever and rejoice in the Oprah Winfrey’s book club titles that as adults allow us a weekly escape of the day to day monotony.

Below are some fun book-related activities you and your family can enjoy:

Introduce literature during game night. Add a little variation on some old favorites. Play Charades, Name That Book, or Win, Lose, or Draw with books and book titles.

Take a family trip to your local library. There’s one near your home.

Have a Family Reading Night. Designate one night a week to read and discuss a book.

Act out scenes from your favorite books.

Read to your children or to a pre-school class.

If you want to know what to read, this BPL list is sure to satisfy your literary appetite.


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