Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Introducing Charity through a Book

Introducing Charity through a Book

Belinda @ Kids Matter

Do you remember your favorite book as a child? What about your child’s favorite book? Is there anything as sweet as watching a child’s eyes light up as a story is read to them? It’s like we are making a whole new discovery in the world. Reading opens doors to the most wonderful adventures in life. Imaginations soar upon the clouds chasing dragons and befriending fairies. Oh for the joy of freedom in our own little piece of the world.

I found the most awesome website. And beyond that, it inspires reading in a child… it is FREE and inspires charity and teaching your child to give and help others. I can’t think of a more worthy cause to support. Please go to We Give Books and start your journey with your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, student, or neighbor.

The books are laid out by age. There are so many to choose from. “Together with the Penguin Group, the Pearson Foundation has launched We Give Books, a digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don’t have them, simply by reading online. By reading one of the Penguin or DK books online, you are assisting the Pearson Foundation in donating a book to a child in partnership with one of the exemplary international, national, or local literacy organizations that the We Give Books program helps to support. Just think, by allowing your child to read online, you are helping another child who doesn’t have that opportunity. It’s a win/win situation.

The We Give Books site also offers parents the opportunity to:

Explain how a child can help people by his or her actions.

Speak about the volunteering and charity they do.

Talk to the child about how his or her actions make other people feel.

Discuss goals.

Encourage opinions.

Tell children that you are proud of them.

Explain the importance of giving to others.

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