March is national reading month and we think that's worth celebrating! A good book always makes us smile. Wildwood Dental is sharing five ways to celebrate reading this month here in Mill Creek, WA.
Share these tooth-friendly books with your child
Of course we are all for encouraging a love of reading and a great start to good oral care. Why not do both this month by sharing these teeth-themed books with the children in your life? What If You Had Animal Teeth? This fun book by Sandra Markle allows children to explore what it would be like to have the front teeth of different animals like a beaver, snake, crocodile and dozens of others. It also reminds kids about what their own teeth can do and why it is so important to take good care of them! The Tooth Book This Dr. Seuss classic is fun for any age! It gives lots of advice for taking good care of teeth and brings on the smiles.
Visit your local library
There is no better way to celebrate reading than a visit to your local library. The Mill Creek Library offers many programs, not to mention books and movies for every age and personality. They also offer plenty of events to celebrate reading like toddler and preschool story times, teen game night and non-fiction book clubs. Take a look at the list of events.
Donate new or gently used books
Share your love of reading with others by sharing books! Many classrooms accept gently used books. Check with your local school district for specific policies. The Friends of the Library at Mill Creek Library also accepts new and used book donations. Page Ahead is a children's literacy program in Seattle that accepts donations of new children's books to provide for kids who don't have access to vibrant reading material.
Start a book club
One of the best ways to celebrate reading is to enjoy your love of books with others. Why not start a book club this month with a few like-minded bibliophiles? Your book choice could be based on a theme like reading something by a local author. One of our favorites is New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. We also like titles such as Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin, part of the Inspector Rebus series and Tom Clancy’s Teeth of the Tiger.
Volunteer to read to someone
Many classrooms and retirement facilities welcome volunteers to read to students and residents. Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program trains volunteers as story time readers throughout Snohomish, King, Pierce and Spokane counties. Give your time and the gift of literacy!