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Fostering A Love Of Reading

This post is sponsored by Scholastic. Opinions are my own.

Reading has been such an important part of my life. As a child, I loved books, and I continued with that passion for reading through school and into college. I knew when I became a mother that I would do everything in my power to pass my deep love of reading and books on to my children.

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Scholastic believes that reading should start on day ONE, and I completely agree. I began reading to both of my kids when they were infants. It’s such a great habit to get into, and reading is still a part of our daily routine. I usually let the kids choose which books they want to read in the evening, and on a good night, we read three or four books.

I’ve noticed that the kids are even more interested in reading since they started school and have access to the annual Scholastic Book Fair. Having the opportunity to shop such an incredible selection of quality books thrills them, and it thrills me to see them excited about books!

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We recently received a collection of fantastic books from Scholastic to check out. There’s nothing like getting a box of books in the mail!

One of our favorite books from the collection is Zen Socks by Jon J. Muth. The illustrations really captured the kids’ imaginations, and I loved the whimsical stories that teach children about sharing, kindness and compassion. I think Evan and Kara would like to have a neighbor like Stillwater!

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I also really adored If You’re A Robot And You Know It by David A. Carter. The book comes with a free musical robot song download that my kids just loved singing along with. This book is so vibrant and full of life. The kids were giggling with each page and the pop-ups are lovely. This book would make a great gift for a younger child this holiday season.

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At age 6, Evan is beginning to become interested in books geared toward older children. For Christmas, I’m ordering him this set of Magic Tree House books from Scholastic through our school. It’s an incredible deal, and he is absolutely enthralled with the Magic Tree House series!

ABOUT THE STORY STARTS HERE

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 that we 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. Starting November 11th, visit Scholastic.com/StoryStartsHere for a variety of fun and engaging content.

Enter to win

One lucky winner will receive a prize pack including the books listed below. We have had the pleasure of reading each of these books and they are truly wonderful. To win, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your child’s favorite book. USA only please, 18+. Ends December 18th at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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·         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)

Good luck and happy reading!

Crissy Page

Hi, I'm Crissy, the founder and editor of Parent Pretty. I'm a 30-something mom from Ohio who loves photography, my two beautiful children, and Diet Coke. You might recognize me from my main blog, Dear Crissy. You can also find me on Twitter @Crissy.

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