November is Family Literacy Month, and as the month draws to a close, we thought it might be a nice to time to remind everyone that, really, every month should involve reading with kids – there’s never a bad time! Children’s reading scores improve dramatically when their parents are involved in helping them to read. A parent is, after all, their child’s most important role model, and when your kids see you reading often, you’re demonstrating that reading is an enjoyable way to spend time.
To honor National Family Literacy Month, we teamed up with Childcare of the Berkshires to host a story time in the gallery. Of course, to make it extra fun, it also involved snacks and art-making and singing a few songs! We made sure to mention to kids that reading is a great way to satisfy their CURIOSITY, and a tool to help answer their questions.
We’ve compiled a short list of books for you to read with your young ones that we think might inspire curiosity:
–myths, folktales, fairy tales, fables, legends
–“From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” by E.L. Konigsburg
–mysteries like the “Encyclopedia Brown,” series by Donald Sobol
–“George’s Secret Key to the Universe,” by Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy
–“The Way Things Work,” by David Macaulay
–“What’s Up, What’s Down?” by Lola M. Schaefer
–“Big Questions from Little People and Simple Answers from Great Minds,” ed. Gemma Elwin Harris
What are some of your favorite books that you and your family read together? Tell us by posting in the comments below!