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The Importance of Reading: Making a Difference

16 Jun

That’s Jenna when she first came home from the NICU. We had already instilled such a love of reading that she couldn’t wait to dive into some meatier classics! Hehe!

In all seriousness, reading is an immensely important skill. More than any other single skill, the ability to read – and read well – allows a child to succeed in school,  learn about the world, function in society, and someday have decent job options. Kofi Anan said it well when he said:

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”

Go read my guest post at This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff to find out how you can help build that bridge.

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4 responses to “The Importance of Reading: Making a Difference

  1. K

    June 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    My mom has a picture of my little brother (maybe 1 year old) reading some Chaim Potok. It’s pretty funny.

    As a librarian, I am Very Pro-Book and am so happy that Ezra and Iris love them like I do.

     
  2. Alex@LateEnough

    June 17, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Thank you for letting me know about this cause and for writing the piece on This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff!

    I adore that picture!

     
  3. PsychMamma

    June 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Alex –

    Thanks for LETTING me share about it! *smooches*

     
  4. PsychMamma

    June 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    K –

    I really don’t think there’s too many gifts greater than giving the gift of literacy & the love of books. It opens so many doors for them, both in the real world & in their imaginations!

     

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