It’s Read Across America Day!

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” 

It is Read Across America Day! We use this day to celebrate the joy of reading, and the magic we can find in books. We honor the work of Dr. Seuss who had brought us over 60 children’s books that are a mainstay in the book community.  There are so many ways you can find fun in this day. Here are some of our favorites:

 

  • A Night Owl Blog shared this adorable and EASY Cat in the Hat Party Hat. You likely have the supplies at home and this is a quick way to celebrate with your littles.

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  • Feed them Seuss style with these snack ideas from Inner Child Fun. We thought this cheestick and goldfish combo was a catch!

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End the day with a book, of course! What is your favorite from Dr. Seuss?

Happy reading!

#pRaiseAReader

“It is love of the process, a positive attitude, and the desire to improve that make children into ‘can-do’ kids,” says Shari Young Kuchenbecker, PhD, Spokesperson for the ADA and a psychologist & child development consultant in Los Angeles.

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Congratulations to Tucker, age 5, for accomplishing 75% of his Kindergarten reading level goal. We are so proud at how determined you tackle sounding out the most difficult words. With your effort, you are sure to blow that end of year goal out of the water!

We’d love to praise YOUR READER. Email us a photo and a reading goal your child has accomplished. We look forward to celebrating all of our little friends.

A Peek in the Box

GIRAFFE SUBSCRIBERS, Ages 0-3…Be on the look out, you may be receiving this fun book!

We are excited to include Rosie & Rex A Nose for Fun by Emmy Award-winning creator of the Nick Jr. preschool television series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Bob Boyle. This story brings to life a vibrant, playful friendship story about robots, featuring Rosie and Rex. Young readers will delight in this exciting, humorous picture book in which robots meet all the fun of tea parties.

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You can learn more about Rosie & Rex on Harper & Collins website.

Happy reading!

#pRaiseAReader

One of the most important ways to encourage your reader is to offer praise when goals are accomplished. Big or small, when your child overcomes a challenge, it is a celebration!  It can be anything from learning their sight words for the week, moving up a reading level, finishing a long book, or reading independently, etc. Your child’s confidence will grow each time their effort pays off.

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Grayson, age 6, has moved up a reading level! We are so proud of all the extra work he is putting in to become a ready reader.

Kids Reveal Book Box wants to celebrate with your family.  To have your child spotlighted in our new feature, email us a photo and a reading goal they have accomplished!

Encouraging a Reluctant Reader

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Being a book-loving mama, it is so hard to put myself in the shoes of my reluctant reader. Lately, we have been making so many strides in our reading adventure and I am looking forward to stepping up my game during winter break. Here are some things that we are going to try:

  • Building a reading fort. Winter days are perfect for building forts and snuggling up with blankets. Changing up your reading environment can lead to an entirely new interest.

 

  • Breaking bedtime curfew for extra reading time. Staying up late feels like a great privilege to a young child. We plan to take advantage of days off of school to let go of the schedule and just enjoy our time together.

 

  • Using closed captions. This may seem like an off the wall approach, however our children always enjoy their favorite cartoons or movies. Cold weather usually results in more screen time and I read an article that makes me excited to try this out. We will spend some time with cartoons on and sound off. My kids want to know what their favorite characters are up to. With the sound off, reading the captions will be the way to soak up the story line.

How do you encourage your reluctant reader?

A Box Delivery

 

Screenshot_20181112-120336_Instagram (1).jpgOur little friend Caleb loves getting his Giraffe (Ages 1-3) Kids Reveal Book Box. His mother said she gets excited when the box is delivered and cannot wait to go through our age groups as he grows. Caleb has many year to enjoy our boxes as we currently feature books for ages 1-9, with more in development. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures.

 

The Future is Bright

“Books can work wonders in people’s lives. They can enable someone to become educated and make a better life for themselves. They are empowering and powerful” -Maria Keller

Books inspire children. We love to hear stories of children who are doing incredible things because of their love of reading and Maria Keller is remarkable.  Maria began Read Indeed when she was 8 years old and her original goal was to collect and distribute 1 million books to kids in need by the time she turned 18. She accomplished that goal before the age of 13! See how she put her dream in action!

 

 

The future is bright with role models like Maria showing that no matter your age, you can impact lives in a positive way .