The importance of Reading to Children

The importance of Reading to Children

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One of my favorite rooms in our house is our library.  At the top of our stairs we have a sitting area with couches, chairs and 5 books shelves full of really fun books.  I have been lucky enough to buy whole book collections from retiring teachers so we really have an amazing collection.  Ever since I was little, I would watch my mom reading her favorite books and it taught me from a young age the importance of reading.  I have read many books in my life that inspire me, change me and motivate me and I love that my kids have developed the same love of reading.

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-10-24-33-pmI love the quote by Dr. Seuss that says, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” We have this quote printed on the wall above our bookshelf so my kids will always remember that reading brings knowledge and opportunities.  I have five kids and my mom taught me early on about The importance of Reading to Children. There are many benefits of reading to your children from an early age.  I think that my kids received their love of learning because it was made a priority in our home.  Reading to your children also helps prepare them for school and helps them develop their creativity and imagination. We have so many favorite books that we love to read as a family.  My kindergartener has really loved reading the ELEPHANT & PIGGIE LIKE READING beginning-reader series created by Mo Willems.


The first two books in the ELEPHANT & PIGGIE LIKE READING,We are Growing and Cookie Fiasco, will be available for purchase on September 20th.  Each of these books are perfect for early readers and are 64-pages long.  My daughter loves when we read a few pages each nice.  The stories are interesting for kids and many of the stories are funny fun to read. I have loved discovering these books with my daughters.

author-photoABOUT MO WILLEMS

“Mo Willems is a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded a Caldecott Honor on three occasions, for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. The celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions (for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?) as well as garnering five Geisel Honors (for We Are in a Book!, I Broke My Trunk!, Let’s Go for a Drive!, A Big Guy Took My Ball! and Waiting Is Not Easy!).”


About COOKIE FIASCO By Caldecott Award winner Dan Santat

“Four Friends. Three Cookies. One Problem.

Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . . . And four of them. . . What’s more, they need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs!”

we-are-growingAbout WE ARE GROWING By award-winning author and illustrator Laurie Keller

“Growing up isn’t always the EASIEST

Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But . . . what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. He is not the anything-est! As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own!”

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The prize pack will include:

  • Copies of We Are Growing and Cookie Fiasco
  • Branded cookies and branded pins
  • Elephant & Piggie finger puppets

Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.