Happy National Pig Day!

March 1st is, I have discovered, National Pig Day.  Apparently, this came to pass (as did I) in 1972.  So, I have lived my entire life totally unaware of this holiday.  Does one celebrate with all things bacon??  Or, is this a day better spent pampering your favorite swine?  Who knows, but this does bring me to my point. Sometimes people get obsessed with a certain thing, and you just have to go with it.  What does that have to do with getting your child to read?  I’m so glad you asked!

img_0442  At some point, all of our children have become obsessed with something.  Whether it is an animal, superhero, stickers, coloring, etc., you can use this as a starter point for expanding their library.  Find books and activities that go hand in hand with their latest interest, and you have won half the battle.

img_0441What if you have a child that just isn’t into stories?  That doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t like books.  Try nonfiction.  Some children prefer books filled with facts as opposed to fiction.

So, there you have it!  National Pig Day, encouraging literacy across America.