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10 Quotes About Reading With Your Kids On National Family Literacy Day

10 Quotes About Reading With Your Kids On National Family Literacy Day

November 1 marks National Family Literacy Day, and we’re celebrating with these 10 quotes about reading with your kids.

1. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”—Emilie Buchwald


2. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”—Margaret Fuller

3. “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.”—Kate DiCamillo

4. “Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”—Marilyn Jager Adams

5. “When I say to a parent, ‘read to a child’, I don’t want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.”—Mem Fox

6. “There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.”—May Ellen Chase

7. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”—Albert Einstein

8. “I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp!”J.K. Rowling

9. “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”Jackie Kennedy

10. “Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school.”Beverly Cleary

Related: 20 Powerful Paintings Of Parents Reading To Children


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