Summer is coming!!!
That means its time to break out the slip-and-slides and do a happy dance. (I know the beauty of summer wears off when the sibling fighting begins.) But, for a moment let’s join together and embrace the beauty of the approaching moment.
Reading can be a big part of summer break.
Summer reading = Make a Difference
1. Read Creating Room to Read:
Add Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy to your reading list.
John Wood left a lucrative career at Microsoft to found the non-profit Room-to-Read, one of the partners of Girl Rising. The heart of this book is the stories of the students who are changed when given the chance of literacy.
Consider saving your giving bank change and participate in the students helping students program.
2. Visit We Give Books:
Read digital books on-line with your family. Through your families reading efforts books are donated to We Give Books charity partners around the world! Share the gift of literacy!
3. Check out my Make a Difference Kids Books board on Pinterest.
Head to your local library and add some of these books to your summer reading list. Kids relate to other kids! We are giving them a great gift when we open their eyes to the greater world and how they can be involved. I can’t wait to keep adding to this list!
4. Learn more about Reach and Out and Read
Reach and Out and Read is a non-profit that incorporates books into well-child exams and partners with medical providers. At your child’s next well-child exam share this non-profit with your health care provider. Sometimes families just need a little extra encouragement to make literacy an important part of their home.
5. Spend some time exploring Citizen Kid Central
Kids Can Press has some of amazing books for kids about global issues. I’m working on some fun story times with this series, generously donated by Kids Can Press to About Proximity! On the website you can watch videos that correspond to the stories.
What is your favorite book series from when you were young or for your own kids?