This post has been written in partnership with Scholastic. All opinions are of my own.
Reading to our children is a fundamental part of the growth and learning process. Starting a love for story time at a young age is essential in creating?a passion for reading in later years and can help significantly aide in your child’s learning process.
We spent the last two weekend up north with my sister in law and her family and I was really excited when I saw how much our nephews loved books. They have a shelf in the living room up high that is filled with hard books that the two year old boys can look at on their own, then another with story books in their bedroom. The boys would run to the shelf, pint up to it and say “book” to let you know they wanted story time. It was really cute when all four of them would chime in!
We took some new books for the boys to enjoy when we went this past weekend and I didn’t even set all of the the books down yet before the boys were grabbing one for themselves. Each of us loved spending quality time reading with them and it was just so cute to see them all gather on our laps for story time. It’s precious moments like those that I’m glad we’re able to enjoy when we visit them.
Scholastic recently launched The Story Starts Here on November 11, which is a new picture book campaign to help ignite the love of reading in children by introducing a list of picture and board books to parents, caregivers, teachers and librarians. Scholastic offers books for children of all ages, full of fun characters, art styles and formats. You’ll enjoy book news, events, activities, author content and more through The Story Starts Here.
- 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)
We had so much fun reading each of these books together. It’s so cute because all four boys will gather around for story time, but each one wants to hold a book of their own. Then once one book is over, you get three others shoved in your face! The boys enjoyed all of the books very much and especially loved the pop outs in?If You?re A Robot And You Know It. Peek-A-Boo Farm is definitely perfect for their age because they can enjoy thebookon their own at such a young age. Here’s a fun Peek-A-Boo Farm Sheet that you can download so your kids can?color farm animals!
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