I’ve been reading everything and anything that stands still for long enough for as long as I can remember.
As a household, we have a house that is groaning with books and we’re in danger of being overtaken by the books if we buy any more.
Reading, in this household, is just as important as breathing air in and out. It’s part of life.
Which is why I find it so hard to believe that apparently one in three children don’t own a reading book.
What? How is that possible?! If that is actually the case, I am glad of the initiative that Mcdonalds is undertaking, in which they pledge to give away books along with the Happy Meals.
If it gets children reading, then that can only be a good thing.
I can lose days, never mind hours if I step foot in Waterstones. The two small people have a bookshelf overflowing with books and both enjoy a bedtime story.
Even the nine year old still enjoys a bedtime story and being read to on a night, even though he is perfectly capable of reading all the stories himself.
The five year old loves his stories too.
Books are a place to immerse yourself in the unknown, the unbelievable, and the different worlds. They’re also a place where you can learn new things, and broaden your mind to other ways of thinking.
Bring it on, Mcdonalds. Including books with the Happy Meals is a good thing as it might get some reading who wouldn’t necessarily do it otherwise.