Did you know????? It is THIS week. Yes it is.
Children's Book Week has been celebrated
nationally since 1919. It is celebrated in
schools, homes, libraries, bookstores and
any place there are children and books.
Franklin K. Matthiews--librarian for the
Boy Scouts of America decided that books
can change lives. So in 1913 he began touring
the country to promote higher standards
in children's books. He suggested creating a
Children's Book Week. This is a time to
celebrate books and reading in classrooms,
homes, libraries and bookstores.
In 1944, the newly established Children's
Book Council assumed the duties of book
week. In 2008, "Every Child a Reader"
assumed the duties of promoting this week.
Also, in the same year book week moved from
November to May.
Ideas for celebrating Children's Book Week:
1--Create your own story books.
2--Make bookmarks and pass around.
3--Create word puzzles.
4--Have a party and read books.
5--Hold a book exchange between
friends and family.
6--Donate books to a family shelter, a children's
hospital, your child's classroom/school library,
a local preschool or your Dr's office.
7--Give a book as a birthday present.
Reading to or with children creates a bond
between child and adult that strengthens each
time you are together. It is also a quiet time to
spend with each other after a busy day. Read to
those you love any time you can.
I applaud my Mom for instilling in me the love
of reading. Thanks! Mom.
Just wanted to show you MY library that I use
with my kids at school. It is located on the top
shelf of a closet that I store my school stuff in.
It has "spilled" down to another area of the
closet because I have run out of room on the
shelf as you can see.
~Keep on Dreaming~