December 21 is the first day of Winter!
What a special winter tradition this will be!
Your child will wake up on this first winter morning to find a gift-wrapped book at the foot of his or her bed!
We have a FREE book ready for you at Diven Elementary!
Come pick out and wrap a book for your child at morning drop-off from 7:45am – 8:30am and after school from 2:45pm – 3:00pm Monday – Friday 12/9 – 12/13. Or you can come to our Family Event on Friday evening at 6pm.
If these times don’t work for you, please contact the Parent Partner—we’ll find a way.
Wrap your book, take it home, and leave it as a gift for your child at the foot of the bed.
It will be the first gift your child will find this magical season!
According to Family Reading Partnership:
Why This Campaign Works
- Grows with a child: A Book on Every Bed is a holiday tradition that every child will look forward to year after year, as his brain, body, and library of books grows!
- Increases book value: A beautifully wrapped book, carefully selected for a child, is a way for parents to promote the value of books and foster a lifelong love of reading.
- Deepens the relationship with books: Book ownership allows a child to return again and again to a cherished story, alone, or with a loved one.
- Fosters learning: When you give a book, you also give the promise of reading aloud together, frequently and pleasurably, which is a proven model for language acquisition and literacy.
Continue the tradition throughout the year: any special day like a birthday, graduation, or last day of school could also be A Book on Every Bed Day!