Growing up with a love of books
Reading aloud to babies is fun but did you know the American Academy of Pediatrics created new guidelines just last year that encourage doctors to talk to parents not just about nutrition and illnesses but about the importance of reading out loud, singing and talking during an infant’s first days too? The more words a baby hears from the start of life the more they will be able to learn and absorb – starting them off on the right track from the start. And that’s what we all want as parents right? My husband and I have read aloud to our kids every day from the minute they were born during quiet time or before bedtime.
We have amassed quite a library of books throughout the years. My children’s love of reading and adoration of books shows me they have certainly benefited from all of our story times together and it’s something I love doing. Perhaps it’s my inner actress that comes out during story time but I love created different voices and accents for each character. My favorite types of books to read to my children are ones that have a sing-song rhyme to them and have a great moral. Of course I jumped at the opportunity of hosting a Scholastic The Story Starts Here Giveaway because we love reading so much!
The Story Starts Here
Scholastic has created a wonderful early reading picture book campaign aptly named “The Story Starts Here” out of their desire to introduce their rich list of picture books and board books to new parents and caregivers, as well as educators and librarians. By doing so the hope is that they will ignite a love of reading for children that starts on day one. With a diverse and unique roster of characters and stories, art styles and formats, Scholastic has a book for every child.
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5 Funny Mom Tips To Raise Early Readers:
- Keep a bookcase in their bedroom with their favorite types of books
Each of my kids have a little bookcase in their room with books that they like. My 5 year old loves pink and princesses and books about school. My oldest who is 8 is really into reading the classics right now.
- Read too!
My mom was always curled up on the couch with a book in hand when I was growing up and although I don’t have the opportunity to read as often as I’d like it’s still important to me that my kids see me reading.
- Read aloud every night before bed
Read and have fun with it!
- Have lots of different types of books
I suggest having a library full of lots of different genres of books, you’ll never know what will interest your kids fancy tomorrow!
- Visit the library or bookstore often!
We recently found a 1 dollar book store and the kids think it’s so neat to go!
Our Story Starts Here Picks Are…
Scholastic was kind enough to send my family and I a few titles from their huge collection and we adore each of them and there is a book for each of my children too. My 3 year old son loves, loves, loves If You’re A Robot And You Know It because he loves the pop-ups and my 20 month old daughter loves Peek-A-Boo Farm because she’s obsessed with pigs!
I am so happy to announce that we have the opportunity to award one very lucky Funny Mom Blog winner with their own Scholastic books prize pack! One winner will receive:
- 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)
Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway!
Thank you for entering and good luck!