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Valentine's Day Literacy Activities

The Louisville Courier-Journal has an article by Sharon Darling, founder and president of the National Center for Family Literacy in Louisville, about how parents should undertake reading and literacy activities as a Valentine for their children. The article includes "some fun Valentine's Day literacy activities to try as well as a book list designed to help parents build memories with children that will encourage a love of reading and learning." It's a short article, but well worth your time. And the underlying concept is well worth repeating.

Show the children in your life that you love them by spending time on Valentine's Day reading to them. And then after Valentine's day, since you still love them, keep on reading to them every day. You and your children will enjoy the quality time spent together, and your children will benefit immeasurably in the future from this positive association with books. Have a Happy Valentine's Day! -- Jen