On the second Tuesday in November, we encourage children to delve into the pages of books. Young Readers’ Day reminders us that the uninhibited mind of a child knows no boundaries. They are free to escape into kingdoms of magic, explore faraway lands and follow feats of engaging characters.
Children’s books span far beyond fairy tales and fables. Though the timeless rhymes of Dr. Seuss are staples in every child’s library, curious young minds seek to explore dinosaurs, outer space and exotic locales. Books expand into lengthy chapters, from “Charlotte’s Web” to “Harry Potter”, and readers are thrust into exciting worlds of adventure, wizardry and mystery.
On Young Readers’ Day, take a child to the local bookstore and allow her to browse and choose. Reading is a valuable life skill and should be nurtured throughout the formative years. Children will be rewarded with a love of reading that will follow them into adulthood.