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Why We Love Reading #‎FamiliesRead‬

Sep 27, 2017, 10:52 AM

This post is part of the PTA Family Reading Challenge Blog Party Challenge series. View the full post on “Savings Mania.”

Photo Credit: Savings Mania

Photo Credit: Savings Mania

As a family, we love to read. Whether it is Cam reading a LEGO magazine (like above), or a book or a magazine, it’s a great way to relax and be transported to a different place.

My son first got hooked on reading when he started reading the Wimpy Kid books. After that, he read the Percy Jackson 5 series. And this summer, he has started reading The Martian, which will be a movie in theatres later this summer.

I love to read fiction books, historical fiction, and non-fiction. I read about one book a week, I am always downloading books. Some of my favorites include The Outlander Series and the Philippa Gregory books.

Did you know?

  • 61% of low-income families in the U.S. have no age-appropriate books in their homes for children.
  • Good reading habits have a greater impact on a child’s reading skills than household income.
  • Nearly 40% of parents say their child does not spend enough time reading for fun.
  • 73% of children get ideas from their parents for books to read for fun. Where parent engagement is high, classrooms score 28 points above the national average.

So be sure to check out the PTA Reading Challenge this July!