Despite light-up toys, dolls that talk, and, um, iPads, at the end of the day, nothing holds a candle — or backlit touchpad screen — to a good kids’ book. It’s a lesson my 3.5 year-old daughter has already learned, and I’m sure your kids are totally on board with that message, too.
So imagine the joy of this: a big party featuring storytime, glasses of milk and plates of cookies, and — coolest of all — helping get good books into the hands of kids who don’t have any.
Milk + Bookies
is a neat charitable organization that facilitates events around the country
enabling kids to pick out and purchase books, then
inscribe and donate them to other kids who don’t have books of their own. All while
listening to stories, doing arts and crafts, and course, devouring
milk and cookies.
You can also host your own Milk + Bookies party. I think my favorite kind is the M+B Birthday Party
which encourages your birthday kid’s guests to bring
books in lieu of toys. Because while my daughter has learned the “books
are good” lesson already, I’m pretty sure she’ll dig the “books are great
to give to kids who need them” lesson, too. -Lexi