Young Readers Day is a annual event held on the second Tuesday of November and recognizes the benefits and joys of reading. This day promoting literacy was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The love of books creates a lifetime of knowledge, information, success, entertainment and joy. Why wait until the second Tuesday of November and start reading a book today because books can be enjoyed 24/7 365 days a year. You could also pick out a book to read to your sibling, friend or neighbor. Take a trip to the library and get inspired by the words that surround you! Get your school involved, your neighborhood or town. If you are a parent you can celebrate this day with your child by reading to them or with them, buy your child a new book to read, take your child to the library for storytime or check out some fun books. No matter how old you are, reading is a smart investment!
Discovering the joy of reading is the key to experiencing a life long love of books. Having access to literature and introducing children to books for pleasure reading at a very early age is very important and will have links to higher intellectual development in vovabulary, spelling and mathematics. If you need some book suggestions be sure to check out the Reading Lists for grades K-5. Or discover the large collection of wonderful reading material for kids in our Reading and Learning channel. There you will discover a nice collection of tales including tales of Beatrix Potter, wonderful stories and poems. There is also interesting biographies on famous people, reports and information on many different topics and numerous tales written by young Hellokids writers. If your little one is just beginning to read you may find the list of sight words and videos as a great resource.
So pick up a book and read aloud, visit the library, get involved in a reading program or read books and stories online. Online reading channels like the one here on Hellokids, reading a book from your own collection or going to the library are great ways to get your child excited about reading and books. Discover the power of reading today.