“At the age of 14, I vowed to live life full of adventure, sharing my unusual life stories, love of great wine, and my passion for books.”
– Carew Papritz
For The Love of Reading.
Sharing stories, talking, and singing every day helps your child’s development in lots of ways. Reading and sharing stories can help your child get to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills. But it’s difficult to get children to read, let alone love doing it.
“Today, many children see reading as a boring activity that just can’t compete with the stimulation of technology,” says author and literacy advocate Carew Papritz. “That’s why we need to get creative if we want to encourage a love of reading.”
From his unique series of “First Ever” book signings—on top of volcanoes, on horseback, while river-rafting, in post-Castro Cuba (carrying with him children’s books and pen pal letters to give to a local Cuban school in Havana, donated and written by American elementary students across the US) , and on Amtrak – to his annual literacy-driven charity event, The Great Book Balloon Launch, Papritz is making waves and promoting children’s literacy, all stemming from his desire to live life to the fullest, which is the central message behind his book, The Legacy Letters.
Teachable moments like this are few and far between and parents need to strike while the iron is hot. Mixing adventure and education, Papritz offers sage advice for families that is kid-friendly and fun.
Papritz is on a mission to promote literacy and curiosity in children through his innovative reading events and one-of-a-kind book signings. These events are a way to bridge the gap between the need for digital stimulation and traditional literacy education. One of the main goals is to provide a new, interesting way to get kids inspired to read and to spark childhood fun & curiosity over the summer.
In addition, he is very supportive of his community, donating proceeds of the book to Make-A-Wish, The Library Association, Reading is Fundamental, and many other literacy foundations around the country!
Papritz is after all, one of the most innovative authors of the 21st century. With a background in Hollywood filmmaking, Papritz understands the art of drama and showmanship. Carew has found success by connecting with his audience through his passions. The more he shares about his personal life, the more you get to know the meaning behind his book which is “Living a Legacy Life”. Not only has this helped his book sales, but it has given him opportunities to travel and network around the world. Carew is encouraging children to take get up, get out, learn new things, and most importantly love reading.