Spread the Joy of Reading with Kumon and First Books CanadaFriday, March 06, 2015
Fact: More than 29 million children across North America live in low-income households. Not surprisingly, these children often go without age-appropriate books at home. We all know that reading is important for a child's growth and development, and I firmly believe that it is beneficial to instil a love of reading at a very young age. Stop by my home and you will find it is full of books. New books. Old books. Pop-up books. Workbooks. And not to mention the dozens upon dozens of used books from when I had my own classroom. I felt fortunate that my kids had their very own library and firmly believe it is why my little guy showed a love of reading at such a young age. Just watch this video of my two-year-old son 'reading' a bedtime story.
To promote literacy in young children, Kumon and First Book Canada, a non-profit that provides new books to children in need, have joined together in a literacy campaign during which they will distribute more than 10,000 books to schools and community based programs in Canada. As a part of this initiative, Kumon and First Book will host reading celebrations in February and March at high needs elementary schools throughout the country. There will be presentations from local children’s authors and illustrators and students will have the opportunity to read with Kumon instructors. Plus, each student will also receive a brand new signed copy of the author’s book to take home.
In addition, for every child that is enrolled in a Kumon Reading Program during the month of March, $10 will be donated to First Book Canada. This means First Book Canada can distribute more new books and help bring the joy of reading to children who need it most.
To help spread the love of reading, I have a Kumon gift pack valued at $75. This will include a variety of children’s books and school supplies. To be eligible to win, simply complete the Rafflecopter form below.
Disclosure: I received a gift pack as a thank you for writing this post. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.