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March is Read Aloud Month!

Remember, everyone – reading time is cuddle time, so get your snuggles in and read to the little ones in your life. Just 15 minutes a day makes a tremendous difference. Want a scary statistic? By 3 years of age, there is a 30 million word gap between children from the wealthiest and poorest families. 30. MILLION. WORDS. (Reading is Fundamental, 2014)

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Grab those Pigeon books, the Sandra Boynton books (my little Gozer is currently a huge fan of But Not the Hippopotamus), anything by Karen Katz: just grab a book, snuggle that little one in your lap or wherever you’re most comfy, and read. Just 15 minutes a day makes all the difference in the world.

Got older kids? Read to them, too! Explore Narnia or Hogwarts, join Johnny Tremain or Phoebe the Spy. Make your kid the Mockingjay. Just read and be together.

The Read Aloud campaign has great, bilingual posters and handouts for the 15 Minutes literacy initiative here. Download them, print them, post them, hand them out!

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I'm a mom, a children's librarian, bibliophile, and obsessive knitter. I'm a pop culture junkie and a proud nerd, and favorite reads usually fall into Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I review comics and graphic novels at WhatchaReading (http://whatchareading.com). I'm also the co-founder of On Wednesdays We Wear Capes (http://www.onwednesdays.net/), where I discuss pop culture and geek fandom from a female point of view.

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