Today is TBT here at Bookality but I am participating in Armchair BEA this week and their Beyond the Borders challenge today was my post for the day so I didn’t think I needed to add another. However, they also had a Instagram challenge for TBT that is for a book you read as a child or a pic of your child self reading a book. I am fortunate to have the first book I ever read in my possession so I took a picture of that.
The very first book I ever read was “I Don’t Want to Go To School” by Elizabeth Bram. I didn’t really “read” it, I just forced my big sister to read it to me over and over again until I could eventually pretend to read it but actually just remember every single word.
It is so important for children to grow up with a healthy apatite for reading and it is up to parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, librarians, teachers, and just about any other person with the ability to impact a child to get them on that path. Help a child read, read to them, teach them, it doesn’t matter how…I read to my 4 year old every single night.