Celebrate National Day of Reading with The Book of Life
National Reading Day is a day to celebrate literacy. We are joining all school aged children today who will be involved in National Reading Day activities. National Reading Day is the perfect time to get young readers excited about enhancing their reading skills and turn your children in to lifelong readers.
My girls are avid readers and I have to say that I love it! I gobble up books by the dozen and hope I am instilling this love in my children. As a home educating mom, I have the luxury of selecting the books that I want my girls to read every year for Literature/Composition. They are free to read their own selections for pleasure, but I push the classics for school.
My youngest daughter started reading her newest book this week, Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld, and she loves it. She asked me this morning if she could keep reading past the assigned chapters because she wanted to know what was going to happen.
My oldest daughter is currently reading Tirzah by Lucille Travis, and she insists on reading each chapter out loud to me so I do not miss a single word. This gal of mine has been slow to love reading and it brings me joy that she gets excited about books now.
To celebrate National Day of Reading this year I thought it would be wonderful for my daughters to create their own books utilizing storybook kits and their life and our family. I want the girls to be able to express the fun and culture in our home as well as our traditions and what keeps our family going all year long.
Then we can look at their storybooks together and see how we may differ from other cultures and people in our amazing world. The Book of Life is an adventure of a lifetime movie and will be released on DVD January 27th. The characters of The Book of Life embrace their rich culture and family history as they embark on a wondrous adventure filled with magic, music and fun.
Some cultures believe that butterflies carry the souls of the dead. The people of Mexico believe that if a butterfly lands on their home or a nearby plant, it is a reassurance that the family member's spirit has arrived. I included butterfly cutouts for the girls to use to tie in The Book of Life with our Life Storybook creations.
Different cultures remember their ancestors differently and I thought this would be a good lesson and a great opportunity to honor our ancestors and learn more about who has passed away in our family.
Remember to celebrate The Book of Life and National Reading Day with your family stories! The amplify the National Ready Day and The Book of Life family theme, Pinhole Press is celebrating with us today as well. They have exclusive The Book of Life photo gifts such as memory games, mini storybooks, notebooks and notepads.
Pinhole Press is celebrating with a 10% off code. You can visit Pinhole Press and customize a professionally printed book to tell your child's own story with exclusive backgrounds and branding from the movie, The Book of Life.
Now go write your own stories!
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