Today is the big day. Childhood literacy is the inspiration. Blog for Books Friday is the idea. Today, the Central Arkansas twitter community shares a common motivation: We want to stress of the importance of reading to children in honor of #twestival local charity, Reach Out and Read Arkansas (@GiveBooksAR).
When I started thinking about my favorite children’s book I quickly thought of “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. Why? My Dad’s Mom read it to me when I would stay over at her home. I still remember her voice reading it to me. It made me feel special and I remember it made my Grandmother cry (and laugh too!). Now, as I think back I am so grateful that Grandmother chose “Love You Forever” as the go to book. Now, as I think forward I am am hopeful that children all over Arkansas will have books at home that their parents or grandparents read to them.
That’s why I whole-heartedly support Reach Out and Read Arkansas and Little Rock’s first #twestival local event.