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A modest suggestion

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

With the holidays coming, charity toy drives are starting up. I think they're fantastic, but may I offer a simple suggestion?



Books!

Reading is such a precious skill, and it's dwindling in this country. Kids (and adults, for that matter) are losing out on all the treasures hidden in books. I'm the last person to knock technology, but I'm not the only one who'd love to see the kids put down the electronics for a little while and pick up an actual book.

When we give toys to the toy drive, let's throw in a book or two. You'd be giving an invaluable gift -- the gift of literacy.
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MRE1956 11/26/2012 7:35AM

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BECKYSRN 11/25/2012 10:48AM

    Hear hear!!

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CAKAROO 11/24/2012 12:12PM

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WELLBEING67 11/23/2012 7:05AM

    Even though both my children are good readers, they still enjoy being read to. It's an evening tradition for us. They have had books in their hands from the time they were old enough to hold them. This is a wonderful gift idea for all children. emoticon

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LIS193 11/22/2012 11:00AM

    Great idea :) My favorite gift to give and receive have always been books. With a book you are never alone...

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USMAWIFE 11/22/2012 10:39AM

    Barnes and Nobles asks customers if they would like to donate a book or two when they check out at the counter which is a great way to give without having to choose yourself

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 11/22/2012 4:06AM

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THANK YOU for the reminder. GREAT IDEA!

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THINRONNA 11/22/2012 3:17AM

    What a wonderful idea!!!!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/22/2012 1:30AM

    That is a great idea. I prefer books over and techie thing. There's nothing like sitting on the couch curled up with a real book.

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JINLYNN 11/21/2012 9:55PM

    Wonderful idea!
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MONETRUBY 11/21/2012 9:40PM

    I love this idea!

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BARBARASDIET 11/21/2012 8:08PM

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CARRAND 11/21/2012 6:34PM

    What a wonderful idea! I remember the books of my childhood more than the toys!

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RAINBOWMF 11/21/2012 3:50PM

    Great idea.

Mary

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VONBLACKBIRD 11/21/2012 3:48PM

    As an old reading teacher I couldn't agree more..all my grands get books for Christmas too and have noticed now how much all of them read...Thanks for the reminder.

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WRITINGBLUEHAWK 11/21/2012 2:35PM

    You are so right!

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LYNNWILK2 11/21/2012 2:26PM

    wonderful suggestion!!!!

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NASFKAB 11/21/2012 1:52PM

  true

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PURPLESPEDCOW 11/21/2012 1:51PM

    wonderful idea and for the price of some toys you can get several books in various age ranges!

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CHEFSOPHIE 11/21/2012 1:19PM

    I totally agree with you

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BIGPAWSUP 11/21/2012 12:59PM

    I always give books. My son cannot read but he gets books on tape.

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DIDS70 11/21/2012 12:58PM

    I have several that I normally give: Ferdinand the Bull, Where the wild things are, the giving tree, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Go Dog Go and Fox in Sock. If I can find them-- Yertle the Turtle and the Sneetches.

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JANETTEB553 11/21/2012 12:55PM

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