The Gift of Reading on Mother's Day
May 12 2023
If you are reading this, chances are your mother gave you the greatest gift any parent can give to a child: a life-long love of books. Many great writers and readers began their creative lives by sharing books with their parents. “It was my highlight of the day when my mother read aloud to me and she did it every day of my life as far back as I can remember,” said legendary children’s author Tomie dePaola in an interview once. “I wanted to learn how to make those words into stories myself.”Reading is a skill, just as much as playing soccer or learning the piano. Without the support of your mom (and dad), you wouldn’t be the reader you are today! So this Mother’s Day, say “thank you” to your mom for sharing the joy of reading. And give her the gift of a great book to read!