Reading to a child is a gift that can fit any budget.
Connecting with a child through reading does not have to cost anything. Local libraries provide a treasure trove of books year-round. Any person who lives in Rhode Island is eligible for a library card for use at all statewide public libraries.
Shared reading is a gift of our time and attention. Taking a few minutes each day to set the technology and to-do lists aside and share a book with a child can benefit the caregiver as well as the child. In a world where distractions and demands are increasing for everyone, this could be the gift we all need the most.