Updated: Nov 10
November is a month to remember the picture books that were special in your childhood. Do you still have some? If so, dig them out and share them with your kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews as you share the memories and the value they added to your life.
It's a month to get into a life-long habit of reading daily as your kids pick their favorite books and share why they hold them dear.
It's a month to find a new favorite book at the library, online, or at your local bookstore. Or perhaps you can find an author-signing event to expand your child's book experience further.
It's a month to read about characters you relate to but also a time to discover different characters living in other worlds, explained with new words that will expand your child's horizons.
It's a month to search for books that will stimulate seeds of passion, open doors to dreams, tickle funny bones, or inspire one to reach for the stars. As you read timeless picture books, you'll discover messages that hold value for all ages.
It's a month to focus on the challenging issues your child is facing, such as death, cancer, divorce, bullying, or others. There are so many good books available that help children understand, discover their strengths, and find hope.
Children learn life lessons from you, but an experienced author can uniquely speak to their hearts, reinforcing your messages as children build the launching pad from which someday—all too soon—they will fly to worlds of their own.
It's a month to savor a good book as you cuddle up and create memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy the turning of every page.
Never stop believing in yourself, your dreams, and the magic of stories!