Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy D.E.A.R. Day! Are you doing IT???

 So what is D.E.A.R. day??  I bet you are curious! Well today is Drop Everything And Read Day!  People all over the world are suppose to take at least 30 minutes out of their day and read for pleasure as a family.  Can you do it? Are you up to it? Can you get the family together for reading?

Something like this is easy for us because we all love to read in our home.  This hasn't always been the case, though.  I remember around 5th-6th grade my twins went through a stage where they didn't care to read.  There were a lot of factors that went into this, including the school that they were attending had the required reading program, AR.  It is suppose to be a great program but it backfired on them.  It became a chore for them to read which totally drove my husband and I nuts-o!  
How did I get them to read?  We started buying any and all books, magazines, comics, etc on the subject that they enjoyed and before we knew it they were both reading again!  Now they are 10th graders and almost always have some sort of book in their hands when they can.

Today is just an awareness day but any day can be D.E.A.R. Day!

What are you reading? What are your kids reading these days? I'd love to know!

I'm reading Friendship Bread: A Novel by Dairen Gee (I'm on my 2nd read of this and it just came out a week ago) and a stack of cookbooks!!

Happy D.E.A.R Day!  If you want to know more, check out the website, Drop Everything And Read!
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