Celebrate Literacy Day! It's Never Too Early to Raise a Bookworm.

I've done many reviews in the last year and some of my favourites are books.  Any self-respecting bookworm would have to say that!  As a Preschool Teacher I loved story time, whether it was the spontaneous on-on-one snuggles on the couch, or the Group read sessions that could get a little loud for sure. Inspiring children to love books will form a life-long relationship with literacy.  It will also help build language and listening skills while promoting success in other areas of school and life!

Here are a few of my tips on getting young children interested in reading:

Get an early start.
It's never too soon to start reading to your baby.  The sound of your voice can be soothing and helps create a bond.  This is why I bought my husband a book for his first Father's Day even though our daughter wasn't due for another 2 months. It was called Daddy's Lullaby. Hubs read this book to Princess from the time she was only a few weeks old and she still pulls it out for him to read.  It is their special book.

Get them involved.
{1}Let them pick books that seem interesting to them.  When they're really little they will judge a book by it's cover.  My daughter loved books with real pictures of children and still does.  She's outgrown her toddler board books but still pulls them out to pretend read. {2}Which leads to my second part of this tip- let them read to you. Ask your child to tell you the story by looking at the pictures and making one up.  This encourages language development, memory, and pretend play.

Get to sharing.
I found quality books don't have to break your budget. {1}Local libraries will give you a FREE membership with proof of residency in that region.  You'll find new releases and old favourite's there. {2}The local Dollarstore has been a great source of wonderful brand recognized books. Beware though-I have bought Dollarstore books then found minor typo's and mistakes like pages arranged in the wrong order.  {3}We do book and clothing exchanges with friends too.  Don't judge a book by it's cover, if it has an ISBN # then chances are someone cared enough to invest money into publishing it.

Here are a few of my favourite family book reviews:

{Teen Fiction}

Blaze of Glory by Grazon

{Children's Literature}

Kathryn The Grape's Colourful Adventure by Cloward & Hornby

POTTY HERO! by Bookadoo

The Flightless Goose by E. Goodman

Need more information on literacy? Visit the Raise A Reader site for more tips on "raising a reader" and ways to donate to this important cause.

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Fabulous tips and wonderful post!

Raising readers is very important to me! That just might be the former Kindergarten teacher talking though!

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