As the school year begins, too many children are already falling behind. I am 1 of 30 bloggers helping #FindtheWords with @SavetheChildren to raise awareness of the need for early childhood education for all kids. I am participating in this social media campaign to highlight 30 words in 30 days — to symbolize the 30 million fewer words that children from low-income homes hear by age 3.
Save the Children provides kids in need with access to books, essential learning support and a literacy-rich environment, setting them up for success in school and a brighter future. Learn more about Save the Children’s work in the US and around the world: http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6153159/k.C8D5/USA.htm
What did you aspire to be when you were a child? For a little budding bookworm like me, I dreamed of being a writer before I had even finished learning how to read. The resources I had access to as a child laid the foundation for my success as a journalist in adulthood. My childhood dream career has taken me places I could had never imagined back then – the Internet didn’t even exist back in those days!
But not every child is as fortunate as I was. According to some sobering statistics from Save The Children, 65% of young kids in need have little or no access to books. Early education is essential, and for children in need, lack of access can block them off from opportunities – and cut their aspirations short. That’s why I’m happy to be partnering with Save The Children this month to help raise awareness for their 30 words in 30 days campaign. The goal of this campaign is to help children “Find The Words” through the work that the charity does to provide kids with books and other crucial educational tools. And there’s an easy way that you can help!
The next time you see the word “Aspire”, snap a photo of it and upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #Aspire #FindTheWords and #MomStartSTC – help us get this conversation going! We also have a special gift to thank one reader:
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