It’s May and you know what that means. It’s time to get caught reading! You may have seen some of your most beloved celebrities and book characters post pictures of themselves getting caught reading. This is a pretty popular occurrence during May, Get Caught Reading Month!
Get Caught Reading is an annual celebration that promotes the joy and benefits of reading. It’s a fun way to encourage children to develop a love for reading, and emphasizes the excitement and pleasure of being absorbed into a good book. Let’s dig into some ways to promote a fun reading experience.
Ideas to Get Caught Reading
Get everyone in on the fun! Make it a family, school wide, or neighborhood event. Choose a book to read together as a family and set aside time to discuss the story, characters, and themes. This activity promotes bonding and helps children develop their critical thinking and communication skills. Novel Effect has over 1,000 books that amplify this experience!
Participating as a community creates a shared love and appreciation of books. Young readers value the act of reading when they see others around them engaging. At the same time, they begin to build an understanding that reading is also a social activity; and something to be shared with others.
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Why to Get Caught Reading
Reading develops curiosity, critical thinking, empathy, and understanding of the world. As teachers and families, we play a crucial role in cultivating a love for reading in children. Let’s jump into creative ways to get children reading. Stay tuned, because we also have a fun resource to make the most out of Get Caught Reading Month.
Get Caught Reading Month is a wonderful opportunity to encourage a lifelong love of reading in children. By creating an engaging and supportive environment for reading, both at school and at home, we can nurture curious, empathetic, and well-rounded individuals who will continue to explore the world through the pages of a book. So go ahead, grab a book, and get caught reading!