An Idea for the New Year

readingSome years ago I received a copy of the following from a United Technologies advertisement in the Wall Street Journal. It remains a great idea today.

Tonight at the dinner table,
read something out loud to your family.
Tomorrow night, let another member read something.
A news story.
A Bible verse.
A Robert Frost poem.
A cereal box panel.
Each night a different family member can read a selection.
Imagine the wide range of subjects
your family will read in 365 days.
What a stimulating way to have your children develop good reading habits.
We have 23 million illiterate adults in America.
We wouldn’t have one,
if each of them had been served reading
as part of their nightly diet.
It’s non-fattening,
but enriching.
And it doesn’t cost a dime.


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