It's February, I know that. National Read Across America Day is March 2nd and I'm putting this here because you might want to do it and you'll need time to prepare.
Every year I go back to school to read to the kids on National Read Across America Day. All kids have short attention spans, so you need to keep them engaged while you read the story. One year I was going to read The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. The night before I was to read, I walked into my clothes to decide what to wear (school starts early) and I saw all the hat boxes I've been keeping for when they come back in style.
I pulled them down and opened them. There were all styles of hats from the Pill Box hat to a Sailor's Cap. Props, I thought. The idea to give each kid a hat to wear came to me. Kids love things to do, especially "touch me" things.
At school the next day, as I read the story and something would mention a hat, I'd quickly point to a student and indicate how their hat was in the book. Once it was a flower. The football helmet was protective. The bridal hat (with veil) was a hit with a smiling little girl with freckles.
I learned that I not only read the story, but the kids loved being part of the story by wearing the props. So if you're inclined to read to your own child or to an entire class, take props and draw them into story. They'll remember it and may be instilled with the joy of reading.
Remember national Read America Day - March 2, 2017. Read to someone.