Kids who read, alone or with a parent, from a young age develop into incredibly smart humans. Smart humans are a great thing.
Parties, especially classroom celebrations, seem to have died down in recent years. This might be because we are becoming politically correct about who and what and when to celebrate. Or it might be because of food allergies.
It is no secret: more and more children have serious and/or life-threatening allergies. For many of these kids, even being in the same area as the allergen can be deadly.