Spend Your Valentine’s Day Saying, “I Love You, Stinky Face”

Bookworms unite. Share your love of reading with your kiddo this Valentine’s Day at Aventura Mall when I Love You, Stinky Face makes its Miami arrival.

Milly and I have a thing for reading. Even before she was born, I read to her when she lived in my belly. Then, once she got here to planet Earth, we would read together every night. Goodnight Moon was our jam and today it chokes me up to even think about kittens and mittens. But that’s where the seed was planted. I’m happy to admit she just got on the board at school for reading one million words. And Milly doesn’t just read books, she devours them, challenging herself to read at least 100 pages a day. As her mom, I couldn’t be more proud.

Reading together = bonding.

Since we have a love affair with books, it seems only fitting to share Miami Dade Family Learning Partnership and Aventura Mall’s Valentine’s Day family activity with the rest of you, so you and your mini or minis can bond over books, too. Starting at 10 a.m. on February 14, award-winning author Lisa McCourt will head to Aventura Mall to share her book, I Love You, Stinky Face. In addition to reading the book, the author will also share special autographed copies. The latest three Stinky Face books will be available for a small charitable donation. Then, kids will be given the chance to create a photo frame. And Shake Shack and Peppermint Park will be there to fuel the party with treats.

If you’re looking for a sweet way to spend Valentine’s Day with your kiddos before spending the evening with your soul mate, this is it. Grab your favorite stinky face and head to the Upper Level of the New Wing, by Zara. Be sure to rsvp here.

For the love of books, get reading.