How to Celebrate National Literacy Day

Celebrate Literacy

May 23rd is National Literacy Day, therefore we decided that this would be a great time to give you some ways that you can celebrate literacy. Reading is such a great activity and can take you on a wonderful adventure when you have the right reading material in front of you. Once you’ve had a chance to read our suggestions, we hope that you’ll continue to browse the Teelie Turner Author website for more inspiration from Teelie Turner.

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Wear Book Themed Clothing

There are many options available for book themed clothing. This week we chose a book lover shirt which is available as a tank top, V-neck, long sleeve, sweatshirt, hoodie, or crop top. It comes in many colors and the image on the top is a book with life lines. You can read books and wear them too. You’ll find our shirt choice on Etsy.

Start Writing Your Story

Have you had a story floating around in your head that you’d like to get onto paper? What better time to do it than on National Literacy Day? You might choose to sit and write at your laptop or maybe you prefer a pen and paper. If you do, there are many journal options available like the Desta the Dragon Fairy hardcover journal that can be found on Redbubble. Desta the Dragon Fairy is one of our Teelie Turner magical fairy characters.

Make a List of Your Favorite Books

Making a list of your favorite books or sharing a favorite novel with a friend who might enjoy it are great ways to celebrate literacy. You can write your list anywhere, but we liked this magical fairy notebook featuring Idalis the Indoor Gardening Fairy from our Teelie Turner fairy collection.  You can find it on Redbubble.

Read a Great Book As a Family

Taking the opportunity to read a book as a family is a great way to celebrate literacy. Perhaps, you’ll even take turns reading the story out loud. Teelie Turner loved writing Tommy Tinker and the Lost Candy Factory because it is so magical and tells an amazing story set in Fairy Land. You can find a downloadable version on Etsy.

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Create a Book Themed Fairy Garden

Do you have a love of fairies and gardening? Combine that with an enjoyment for books and you could create a book themed fairy garden.  We found two adorable figurines of  squirrels holding books that we really loved. You can find the figurines on Etsy.

Organize Your Bookshelves

Taking some time to organize your bookshelves is also a  great way to spend National Literacy Day. Bookends can help with your organization process. We found a cute set of bookends featuring Nordic flowers on Etsy. We also wrote an article about bookends for adults and another on bookends for children that you might want to read for inspiration.

Try Reading a Different Genre

Be adventurous this National Literacy Day and step outside of your reading comfort zone. Consider reading a book from a genre that you don’t usually. We found a book called ‘The Moderna Way’ by Rebecca Rose Taylor that crosses genres and time periods. In this intriguing story, one town known as Moderna is modernized like we are today while the surrounding towns are still living like it was the 1800’s. This story has hints of contemporary, western, and romantic elements in it. It can be found on Amazon in both eBook and paperback formats.

Try a Book Inspired Recipe

It is common to find mentions of food and great recipes in books. You could celebrate National Literacy Day by creating a book inspired recipe. Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Cookbook is a great choice. It has numerous recipes in it that are delicious including blueberry muffins. You can find this book on Amazon.

We hope that you’ll have a wonderful National Literacy Day and that you’ll enjoy finding a unique way to spend the day. Please continue to visit the Teelie Turner Author website for updates, new book releases and other intriguing information. Look for us on social media and Bloglovin’ or comment in this post and we’ll get back to you. We’d love to hear how you’re spending National Literacy Day and what your favorite books are.

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