Reading Is Funny Day

Even though many parents instill in their children the desire to read, not quite as many instill in them the love of reading. That’s quite a shame because reading for pleasure is as important as reading for school. That’s why someone had the foresight to create Reading is Funny Day.

This holiday falls on April 1st and encourages parents and other adults responsible for a child’s education to give the gift of reading. Just gifting a child a book and/or reading to them can help them find joy in reading. And when kids love to read, then you can rest assured that they’re going to read their entire lives.

The History of Reading Is Funny Day

Although many cultures have preserved information and written stories for thousands of years, they were mostly in the form of clay tablets or scrolls that were expensive to produce. This meant that reading was something that was out of reach for most people.

It wouldn’t be until the invention of the printing press during the 15th century that the lower classes began to be able to read their own books. This democratized reading and allowed more people to do it.

As for the origins of this holiday, we can’t rightly say when it was invented. According to our research, this holiday just spontaneously appeared on the Internet one day. We’ll keep digging for the origins of Reading is Funny Day, but at this moment, we don’t believe that we’re going to find out any more about it.

Observing Reading Is Funny Day

The best way to observe Reading is Funny Day is by sharing the love of reading with a child. One of the best ways to share this love of reading is by giving books to the child that they would find funny.

There are a number of books out there that are funny, and new books are hitting the market every year, so any list we provide would quickly become out of date. We will give a few suggestions, however. Below are some funny children’s books that parents can share with their children.

  • We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
  • 17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do Anymore by Jenny Offill
  • Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
  • The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach
  • I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty
  • Peanut Butter’s Tasty Opposites by Terry Border
  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  • I Will Chomp You! by Jory John
  • If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur by Linda Bailey
When is it?
This year (2024)
April 1 Monday
Next year (2025)
April 1 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
April 1 Saturday
Education & Reading