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Reading is knowledge, and I believe that by reading to my kids, I am helping to ensure their future. By getting children excited about reading, we are shaping them into passionate learners. That’s why I read to my kids as often as possible. At a minimum, we read at least two books before bedtime every night.
I’ll admit it was challenging at first. The kids did not always want to be read to. I remember when Emma wouldn’t even let me get through a page before turning to the next. But once you find a subject your child is interested in, it will be smooth sailing from then on. Let your child choose the book. If he or she cannot read, read to them until they can.
We own a variety of books, from fun entertaining books to educational ones. The Scholastic titles in our library are some of our favorites. We received a wonderful new set of books from Scholastic, all geared toward children from age 0-7. It’s difficult choosing a favorite, so we’ll choose two. My son, who is 3 loves interactive pop up books. Since he can’t read, it was fun for him to have some control over story and he did just that with If You’re a Robot and You Know It by David A. Carter. Pull the tab and the robot claps his hands, stomps his feet, jumps and beeps – you get the idea. Both my youngest and my oldest enjoyed Where’s Walrus and Penguin by Stephen Savage. They enjoyed finding the two characters on each spread in this large picture book. No words means everyone can enjoy it!
The Story Starts Here picture book campaign grew out of Scholastic’s desire to introduce its 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 to 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.
You can visit Scholastic.com/StoryStartsHere for a variety of content including detailed information and inside previews of new books, events, activities, fun facts and more. Here are some fun activity sheets to go with each of the five featured storybooks: Peek-a-boo Farm, If You’re a Robot and You Know It, Where’s Walrus? and Penguin?, Zen Socks, Friendshape.
One (1) winner will receive a collection of Scholastic picture books, including: