Last spring, school was a challenge for many of us, and many of us are still facing a lot of uncertainty, anxiety and worry about this school year being any better. We have a simple suggestion to help: Keep Calm & Read On!
Too often we overlook the power of reading as a teaching resource. Reading is one of the best tools we have to keep our kids (and ourselves!) happy and productive this school year.
The American Academy of Pediatricians has said, “reading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development, strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime.” (https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/2/404)
Brain development, social-emotional skills, relationship building? Doesn’t that sum up what we hope our kids gain from school? And it’s all possible with an activity so simple and enjoyable.
So this fall, don’t lose hope, give up, or panic and freak out. Instead, in the good moments, and especially the difficult ones, keep calm and reach for a book! If all we manage to do this year is spend a lot of time reading, we’re all going to be okay.
Bookroo is having a huge 20% off sale this month only. All you need to do is go to Bookroo.com, order your subscription and use code KEEPCALM. This is really a great deal. I can’t wait for my Bookroo box!