Reading is everywhere. We read for functional reasons—a road sign, a recipe, text messages. We read to become better informed about matters big and small. We read to be inspired by new ideas and experiences.
But most importantly, reading is for everyone. There should be boundless opportunity to access books that speak to your curiosity, your experiences, your heart. Nowhere is this more important than in childhood.
Giving kids reading choices helps build a foundation for a lifetime of reading. Whether it’s printed, digital, audio, or visual, kids need options and resources to learn in the way that is right for them. They need to be immersed in stories and facts about the world around them and develop the critical thinking skills to make sense of it all. They need to see themselves in those stories to feel connected and to grow and learn.