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International Children’s Book Day

“Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2 April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.”

International Board on Books for Young People 

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So Many Books; So Little Time

Happy first day of April! It’s April Fools Day, but we’re going to ignore that. People who love to read and promote literacy are no fools. Today we’re going to focus on celebrating T-Shirt Tuesday by sharing with you our top 3 tips for making time to read aloud. We know you’re very busy and time feels in such short supply.

1) Start Small

Fifteen minutes a day is enough to make a difference. 

2) Make it A Habit

If it becomes automatic it will feel less like something you have to deliberately schedule time for. 

3) Read Everywhere

Look for time to read aloud with children during all of the spare moments in the day, no matter where you are. Even in the car you can make a game of encouraging children to practice reading whatever they see. Keep small books handy for waiting rooms and other transition times. 

Let us know what you think of our suggestions. Are these tips you use? What other ideas can you suggest?

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What Makes Children Feel Motivated to Read?

It’s Motivation Monday. Today we’re thinking about what motivates children to read.

 

Research shows that children who think they are good at reading feel more motivated to read.

This video discusses additional factors involved in reading motivation:

One of the tips for encouraging children to feel motivated to read is to reward them with reading related rewards. May we humbly suggest using our t-shirts as a reward? Check them out at www.Wonder-Shirts.com. 

 

From your experience with helping children love to read, what has worked well for you?