FREE Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Book With The #Take10 Minutes & Just Read To Your Child Campaign

12 September 2014

diary of a wimpy kid

We all love a FREEBIE, and this one's a cracker. The #Take10 minutes and read to your child campaign is very important, it's being led by ITV's Good Morning Britain. There's over 200 libraries across the UK, taking part and around 10,000 copies of Jeff Kinney's Diary of A Wimpy Kid to giveaway. Make sure you don't miss out! It involves reading to your child for only ten minutes a day.

One in four eleven year olds leave Primary school being not able to read very well. This is a frightening statistic, and I am starting to see why this campaign has started. Get involved, go down on the special #Take10 day at your local library and get your freebie. When you are there, see what activities they run for children. My local one runs craft classes and only costs 50p.

I read as much as I can to my children, but it was something I enjoyed as a child. Recently, I took my two eldest sons and little baby Daniel along to the library. We all sat down (Daniel in his pushchair) and I read a story about an irresponsible dinosaur. Ten minutes before they had been throwing tantrums, left, right and centre because I didn't buy them ice cream. As soon as I sat reading this story, they were silent. Wow!

Not everyone enjoys reading but I am sure you will agree when I say no-one wants it to be their eleven year old that is off to secondary school, struggling to read. Reading is one of the most important skills we learn as a child. It serves us up until we are in the ground.

We all pay for our libraries in one way or another, so get down there and make use of it. You don't need to be a bookworm to appreciate the library. #Take10 minutes out of your day to read to your child, it can make a HUGE difference.

Thanks to ozkerrizo @ HUKD

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