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Do you see that little girl up there--the look of wonder in her eyes as she reads the book. That was probably what my face looked liked when I was her age. And when she either finishes the book or has to go to bed her imagination will take over and she will be who ever she wants to be in what ever place her mind takes her to. She may become a veterinarian helping out a sick animal--or maybe she will be a princess living in a fairy tale land with everything her little heart desires right at her finger tips. I used to imagine that I was a super sleuth like Nancy Drew and would solve lots of different types of crimes. Sometimes I would imagine I lived in a forest and lived and made friends with all the animals. A child's imagination really has no bounds--and reading helps fuel that imagination.
I was lucky that my parents read to me from a very young age and instilled the love of reading which is with me to this day (so is my imagination as a matter of fact). I was also lucky that they could afford to buy me books and that my Mom took me to the library for many others as I got older. My favorite place to go as a child was the New York Public Library! Libraries are magical places filled with all kinds of activities these days--and don't cost a cent--unless you take out a book and forget to return it on time.
Literacy is so very important in this world -and it all begins with being able to read.
I will be attempting to create a series about Illiteracy in both children and adults and the places that try to help. You can start to help by clicking this link that will take you to the Literacy Site . The button also appears under all the ads on my left side bar. I am NOT an affiliate. You can click in for free every day and help get books into children's hands who might not otherwise have any. To see how much they do click here for some amazing statistics.
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