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How Are You Raising A Reader?
I remember the first time I learned to read. I never wanted to stop. I began consuming novels in 2nd grade, and fell into over dramatic love with English literature in high school.
As I held my first baby in my arms, I imagined the books we would read together and how my heart would melt as she felt the same love I did.
And you know what is even more exciting than watching Lizzie read books? It is watching Lizzie read books to her little friend Ainsly.
It’s as if the tiny spark I helped kindle has a life of its own, and is inspiring even more children to love to read!
They Each Had Their Own Favorite Book
By far the book that all 3 of my kids loved the most was “If You’re A Robot and You Know It” by David A. Carter. Not only is it a pop-up book with interactive flaps and tags they can pull to move the robot, but it’s a song they can sing!
They tried to read it to Ainsly but she had her own favorite book – “Where’s Walrus, And Penguin?” by Stephen Savage. She would turn every large, illustrated page and find the Walrus. Lizzie sat and made up stories since that book doesn’t have words.
Toddler Reading Fun – The Story Stars Here Site
If you have a toddler Ainsly’s age, you have to check out the Scholastic The Story Starts Here Site. It is full of books made just for toddlers, free printable activity pages, and videos to go with the books. This way you can find a book that you think your toddler will just adore!
Who wants to win a prize pack from Scholastic?
One (1) winner will receive a collection of Scholastic picture books, including:
- Peek-a-boo Farm by Joyce Wan
- If You’re A Robot And You Know It by David A. Carter (lyrics by Musical Robot)
- Where’s Walrus? And Penguin? by Stephen Savage
- Zen Socks by Jon J Muth
- Friendshape by Amy Krause Rosenthal (illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld)
To enter: Just comment about how you are raising a reader. Do you have any tips for helping children learn to read? Share!
Rules: Giveaway open to USA residents only. Giveaway ends Monday, December 14th, 2015. Winner will be drawn at random and have 24 hours to respond to my email. Prizing and samples are provided by Scholastic.