Family Literacy Month

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By Lexi Myer

Every night before bed, my daughter and I sit in her room and I let her pick a book from her bookshelf for us to read together. Lately her go to book has been “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” by Dr. Suess. She is only a year and a half old, but sitting and reading is one of her favorite things to do. We have set up an area in our family room with a bookcase and a small chair for her so she can sit and read by herself. She will pull out every single book in the bookcase, sit next to the pile of books, and pretend to read them aloud. It is mostly toddler babble with a couple of animal noises thrown in here and there, but we love to listen to it.

Did you know that November is Family Literacy Month? That means that we should all try to dig into a new book whether on our own or with loved ones! Here are some fun ways that you can celebrate it this month:

  • Get a card for your local library. Most libraries have more than just have books! They have times that kids can come and be with other children their age to enjoy a story together.
  • Go to the book store and pick out a new book. Whether you want a new novel for yourself, a book for the whole family to read together, or something different for everyone, you can go to a local bookstore and browse the selection to get you back into a book.
  • Join a book club. There may be one up and running in your neighborhood or church that you can join this month. If not, why not start your own? Gather some friends together, pick a book, and dive in!

Here at MAX Insurance Agency, Inc we will be trying to read a little bit more this month. What books are you reading? We would love to know!


LexiAbout Lexi Myer

St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter and one son, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3836
lmyer@maxinsurance.com

Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 3 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, two children under two, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.

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