A few weeks ago, I made a post on my Facebook page that suggested: Bring the library to children.
– Children with poor literacy skills likely become adults with poor literacy skills.
How can you bring the library to children? It simple! Have a supply of books and magazines readily available.
I’m babysitting today. (Yes, I love children that much. I educate 130+ during the week, and I pick up more on the weekend. :))
I had magazines scattered on my backseat. Why? I intended on adding the magazines to my classroom library, but that didn’t happen last week. So, there the magazines were in my car. The kids hopped in and what did they do first? Fumble through the magazines! Again, this wasn’t planned.
I didn’t question what they were reading in the magazines. There were no worksheets. In fact, they paid more attention to the pictures and ads because Essence magazines are way above their reading level. I loved their conversation! We all know that pictures are worth a million words and a thousand conversations!
So, bring the library to children by having reading material readily available. If you cannot purchase books or magazines, a trip to the library or bookstore is FREE! It’s about building the habit of reading for FUN!!!
I can’t wait to hear from you! Did you read a lot as a child? Do you have reading material in your home? How do you value literacy in your life? Comment below