This post is sponsored by Brightly. I’m so happy to be partnering with them to help other parents, educators or anyone with kids in their life grow lifelong readers.
During my childhood and teenage years, I was an avid reader and writer. I loved The Baby-Sitters Club books, Goosebumps books and I went on shopping sprees every year at the book fair. Naturally, because I loved to read, I also loved writing. Reading opened my world to all the possibilities of the written word on paper and I began keeping a journal in fifth grade. I still write in one to this day.
I truly believe that my early love for reading and writing shaped everything about me. I’m great at communicating, I’m an expert storyteller and I have a heart for the Arts. All of those things made way for my career in blogging and media. What can I say? Words and stories are my passion.
Even though my son has to be his own person and decide what he likes and dislikes, it would make me so happy if he inherited my love for reading. Although he’s only six months old, I’m already reading him bedtime stories every night and helping him rub his hands across the pages and feel the grooves of his books. Thankfully as he gets older and can recognize more sounds and actual words, I have Brightly to help me instill the importance of reading and how much satisfaction it can bring. …