‘Shelfie’ movement helps children explore imagination with books

(WTNH) — The power of reading allows kids to soar with their imagination, going far beyond the pages in a book.

“I remember getting lost in the books when I was a kid,” stated Marshall Miclar. “It’s bizarre how reading can take your mind farther than a movie.”

Miclar instills within her daughter, Aiyana, the importance of reading. This is a lesson that his mother taught him along with frequent trips to the library.

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“It’s incredibly important, I think it’s fundamental,” he said. “A lot of the stories that I read from my childhood and the ones that my mother read to me, I bring to her.”

Too many children across the country and right here in Connecticut don’t have enough books at home and in school. Reading helps kids to learn and succeed.

By taking a “shelfie,” you can help change that.

Disney and ABC are donating one million books to First Book, a non-profit organization, through the “Magic of Storytelling” campaign to help send books to kids in need around the country.

Join the movement by snapping your best shelfie and help bring 1,000 books home to our kids here in Connecticut.

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