Saturday is National ReadAThon Day. From 12-4 all over the country, people will be gathering to read and raise money to support literacy. You can find all the details and how to make donations here.
We’re definitely going to be participating in the ReadAThon. We’re even making a special trip to the library to stock up on books to read together as well as some JC can flip through on his own so that I can start The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares.
Some ideas for your own ReadAThon:
- Make it an event. Talk it up beforehand with your family, borrow or buy some new books, and stock up on some yummy snacks.
- Check your local library and bookstores and see if they’re having a group ReadAThon.
- If you’re reading at home, make a special reading spot. Pitch a tent or build a fort and fill it with squishy pillows and blankets. Wear your comfiest clothing and stretch out.
- Take it outside. If you’re lucky enough to have mild weather this weekend, find a sunny spot and take a picnic along with your books.
- Pick a theme: read all the books you can find about dinosaurs, fairies or–like we’ll undoubtedly be doing in our house–trains.