When you think of holidays in October, celebrating books probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind… but October is National Book Month! Here’s the Ello-Approved guide to making National Book Month extra fun and exciting for families with young readers.
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This one is probably obvious, but any excuse for an extra trip to your local library or bookstore has to make it on our list. Allow your child to explore and select books that pique their interest. Encourage them to ask the librarian of sales person for recommendations based on their preferences.
Outing like this expose children to a wide range of titles, but also instill a sense of independence and ownership over their reading choices. And that can translate to motivation to read those books when they get home.
Our last idea may be a little less obvious, but it’s a great way to free up some space on the family bookshelves while getting you children in the spirit of thankfulness and giving that goes into full swing come November.
Conclusion: Most libraries happily take donations throughout the year both for their stacks and for book sale fundraisers, so give yours a call to see about the donation process. Family shelters are also a great place to donate books. You could even head to a used bookstore so your child can purchase a new-to-them book with the credit they earn from ones they don’t read anymore.
However you celebrate, National Book Month is a fantastic opportunity to cultivate a lifelong love for reading in your children by adding a little something extra to your usual at-home literacy routines. Incorporating books into your family's routine not only enhances literacy skills but also fosters strong parent-child relationships that will last a lifetime, so spend some more time in the world of books with your child this month and let the magic unfold!