Reading: A Family Tradition
January 15, 2011
We have a family tradition at our house that seems to be timeless. When my girls were little, I would read to them. But when they began to read for themselves, we began the activity we called "A Reading Party". We would each grab whatever book we were reading and pile onto our big king-sized bed and read together; each absorbed in our own book. Yes, occasional pokes of fun to remind each other we were together did occur, but we have had many hours of "Reading Parties" over the years. Even now as young adults, the girls will still call out for "A Reading Party."
Spending family time reading together doesn't have to end once your kids are reading on their own. RAFT (Read Aloud Family Time) begins January 18th ~ check out the details on our MCPL Website or at your local branch. Why not kick off your own family "Reading Party" during RAFT? It is a memorable time of family togetherness that can last a lifetime.
P.S. Did you notice that RAFT could also stand for Reading: A Family Tradition!
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