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March is National Reading Month and a great time to celebrate the joys of reading and discover new books (and cherished old ones). Whether you read something new at bedtime or plan a weekend activity, here are 7 fun things to do to celebrate National Reading Month with your kids of all ages!
Read a book by Dr. Seuss
Did you know National Reading Month is in March because March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday? The legendary children’s author changed the way we read and showed us how to embrace our differences and be silly. He wrote over 60 books, including our favorite, Oh The Places You’ll Go.
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Visit Your Local Library
Libraries love Reading Month and so there are always fun activities and events planned to celebrate. Plan a trip to your local library or maybe even check out a new one too.
Explore the world
Reading is incredible – it has the ability to transport you from your chair to an exciting adventure. Open a map, close your eyes and let your finger land where it wants. Read about the country/continent you choose. Did you land in the ocean? Good! There are plenty of fish in the sea (and fish books at the library).
Read a book about your favorite movie or tv show
Little Golden Books has a book for everything. My little loves Zootopia and Finding Dory, we read the Golden book and talk about the differences between what happened in the movie and what happens in the book.
Try something new
No matter how old you are there is always something to learn, and reading is a great way to start! My 1 year old loves to do yoga poses from his Yoga Bug board book. Find a book about dance, arts & crafts, gardening, or cooking and try it at home!
Read YOUR favorite book
Introduce your little to the book you loved to read when you were their age. Ask relatives to share their favorite books too! It’s a great way for family to bond and have fun.
Share the love of reading
Let your little exchange books with a friend. Or consider donating a book to a little library, homeless shelter or children’s hospital.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..