Would you consider yourself a voracious reader? Or, are you having a hard time remembering the last time you picked up a book or tablet to go on a literary adventure? In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be hard to sit back and unwind with a good book.
In the spirit of National Reading Month, Albuquerque Plumbing Heating & Cooling wanted to bring you some facts regarding the benefits of reading and some of your favorite authors.
Did You Know?
According to profugo.org, research has shown that recreational reading in children, or reading books for pleasure, leads to higher literacy and language development, improved brain function, and improved self-confidence and motivation to learn.
Also, if a child reads for 30 minutes every night, their “reading age” can improve over time. What is a “reading age,” you ask? Well, a higher reading age translates into higher grades in school, gain more confidence, an increase their desire to learn, and stands to greatly improve their literacy.
Famous Authors Born In March
Children’s author Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was born March 2nd. Some of his works include The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Hop on Pop, and others.
Children’s author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats was born March 11th. Best known for The Snowy Day, he also wrote A Letter to Amy and Hi, Cat!
Yet another children’s author, Lois Lowry, was born on March 20th. Her best-known works include The Giver, Number the Stars, and several others.
American playwright Tennessee Williams was born March 26th. His works A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof later found their way onto the silver screen as movies starring actors such as Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor.
Poet Robert Frost was also born on March 26th. Frost wrote and published several poems throughout his life. However, he’s probably best known for the poem The Road Not Taken.
Use The Bookmarks Found Below To Get Back Into Reading This March!
If you’re trying to get back into reading or can’t get enough of the written word of authors past and present, we hope these bookmarks help plant the seeds of curiosity and adventure for yourself and your family members. Click the link below to start National Reading Month off on the right foot now!