Monday, October 9, 2017
Let's Promote the Love of Reading
As a child, Levar Burton’s ground breaking show, Reading Rainbow, fostered a love for reading that has never left my life. I viewed reading not as a chore but as a way to view places I thought not possible to visit, understand how to become better at my favorite hobbies and understand cultures that differed from mine.
Promoting the love of reading is one of the greatest gifts one can give to a young mind. Reading opens the mind of children to provide unlimited opportunities, stretches their imagination to new heights and expands their knowledge of new information.
We have a responsibility to encourage our children to develop a love for reading, but we cannot simply force this love upon children. Our love for reading must be shown via our actions. Let’s show our kids by reading for pleasure, cooking from family recipes, magazine subscriptions for our favorite hobbies or actually using the how-to manual to assemble a new gadget.
The upcoming Mississippi Reading Fair is a great opportunity for children to showcase a book they loved reading. Students are able to show off their favorite book via standard tri-fold project board or via a digital platform within certain divisions. To view a complete packet on the guidelines for the Reading Fair visit the MSDE site or speak with your child’s teacher.
I am really excited to see all the great books showcased at the upcoming Reading Fair. When you come to visit Inflatable Kingdom Kidz Zone to celebrate a job well done I would love to see you presentations! See You Soon…