Audio books mean the whole family can listen together.
Books at bedtime are a great way to wind down the day.
Children's books on the shelves are always a familiar, comforting read (we have all seven Harry Potter books on ours!).
Reading allows us to discover new worlds, new people (like Harry, Ron and Hermione), and new events.
Everyone can read the same book and talk about it together.
Reading takes us to fun, faraway places (like Hogwarts)
Sharing a book you love with a family member makes a great gift.
The best kind of homework? Free reading!
Infinite possibilities exist with reading.
Great joy exists upon finishing a whole series. (And sometimes a little sadness, too!)
When you know better, you do better. Reading helps us to know more so we can do better.
Learning to read is one of the coolest, most amazing and magical processes ever.
Reading motivates you to learn more, try new things, and reach for the stars.
Every day you can meet new people, places, and ideas with books.
Reading allows you to learn about different options and opinions.
Anything is possible with reading (especially magic).
Questions are answered with reading.
Reading aloud to a loved one or friend is time well spent.
Our favourite way to spend our time? Reading makes time fly (particularly when there are broomsticks involved)!
Reading transforms lives.
Books take you to unusual and unique places (like the Forbidden Forest).
Finding new authors and new series is one of our very favourite things.
You can read wherever you want in the house—no need to sit at a desk or wait until bedtime.
There's something for everyone with reading: eXactly what every person needs.
You always have a pal when you pick up a book.
Reading before bed lets you catch your ZZZZZzzzzzzz's. (C'mon, this one was tough…)
For more brilliant articles, book recommendations and reading advice and tools for parents, visit Scholastic’s, Raise a Reader blog here.
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