Wednesday, September 05 2018
“The more that you read, the more that you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” – Dr. Seuss
Reading is a favorite past time that can expand your mind and create new worlds. Did you know National Read A Book Day is tomorrow, September 6th? What better day is there to lose yourself in that new book that’s been collecting dust on your shelf? We have some tips to help you make this your best National Read A Book Day yet!
Life can sometimes be hectic, and we forget to take time to do the things we love. This holiday is the perfect excuse to take out that new book you’ve been wanting to dive into and fold open your Bi-Fold Patio Doors—curl up in your favorite patio chair and relax and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful weather while you devour your latest read. You don’t have to wait a year for this to happen! Make this a normal part of your routine, and schedule alone time every week to lounge on the patio and read a book. This is a healthy routine that will leave your body and mind rejuvenated.
Remind your kids that it is National Read A Book Day and help them celebrate the joy of reading. If your children are old enough to know how to read, sit down and read with them. Take turns reading pages out of their favorite book and help them along on words they struggle with. They will love spending time with you and this teaches them that reading is fun and easy! For your little ones that can’t read yet, let them choose their favorite story book and read to them. Instilling a habit of reading in your children is important because it improves concentration and language skills, helps develop empathy, and promotes achievement in school. Learn more about the benefits of reading to your children in The New York Times.
Get the kids extra excited about reading and take them to your local bookstore, or Barnes and Noble, and treat them to a brand new book of their choice! You can also download Amazon’s Kindle App on your smartphone or tablet and get many free e-book classics or choose from Amazon’s list of titles available for purchase! Get to your local library and get everyone in your family a free library card. When kids have books to read that peak their interest, it encourages them to spend more time reading. This is also the perfect time to pick up a new book or two that you’ve been dying to read. Don’t wait for this holiday to take your kids on a trip to the bookstore—Barnes and Noble hosts a free weekly story time on Saturday mornings for kids ages 0-8 (check the website of your local Barnes and Noble for times and dates). Your kids will love this event and will look forward to it every week, and it will get them off the couch and away from the TV!
If you feel like you’re in a reading rut and need a good book recommendation, look no further: New York Times #1 Best Seller Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan is an excellent read. You won’t want to put down this hilarious and endearing novel about an average girl who’s thrown into the world of Singapore’s elite (buy it here)! The best part is, once you finish the book, you can head to the movies and watch the story unravel on the big screen!