Celebrity Reveal on the Importance of Reading

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Have you signed up for the 2012 Positive Parental Participation Challenge by posting a comment on my blog?

Reading is one of the most important activities you can do with your child.  Even if you only have a few minutes a day, grab a picture book and sit down with your child and read.

Here’s what several celebrities have to say about reading.

“A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages and looking at its pictures goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.  Once a child learns how to use a library, the doors of learning are always open.” – Laura Bush, former First Lady of the U.S.

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world.  Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy, former First Lady


“The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss, children’s author

“My advice about reading is to do a lot of it.” –Stephen King, author

“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

“If you have a question about anything, the answer can be found in a book.” – Bill Cosby, comedian

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald, author

Reading with children is fun for everyone…the reader and the listeners!

If you need some help choosing which picture books to read with your children, you can ask your local children’s librarian, visit Susannah Leonard Hill’s blog or one of the many other websites that deals with children’s literature or pick up a copy of Show Me How that will give you the story suggestions along with craft and cooking acitivities.

About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of SHOW ME HOW! BUILD YOUR CHILD'S SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH READING, CRAFTING AND COOKING. freelance writer, picture book junkie, love to travel, hike, cook, play Monopoly with my 5-year old grandson and go fly-fishing with my husband.

Posted on January 7, 2012, in 2012 Positive Parental Participation Challenge, Project 365, Reading with Children and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Excellent thoughts and quotes, Vivian.

    Reading is FUNdamental. :D

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  2. Thanks for the shout out.
    I agree. Reading aloud to your child is fun for both the listener and the reader.
    I like Nancy’s comment. Reading is FUNdamental. :)

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    • Thanks for stopping by…I really appreciate it. :)
      Yes, reading aloud is a joyful activity…and parents don’t need to stop when children are old enough to read on their own…they still enjoy being read to…I think all of us do. :)

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  3. I’ve always been a reader and attest to the fact that reading can also be a life saver! :-)

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    • You are right, Eliz…many times I have “escaped” into the world between the pages…even if for a few minutes…cheaper than therapy and safer than drink or drugs. And the love of books and reading can take you to greater heights than the tallest mountain ranges. :)

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