Raise-A-Reader Day

Raise-a-Reader

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Today was Raise-A-Reader Day here in Vancouver, 100% of all funds go to support Literacy in BC. We bought our copy of the Vancouver Sun in support and I read tons of books to the kids. Reading aloud happens everyday in our home, recently, I have added reading in times other than after school, set a times reading time and bedtime, I have been reading at dinner or when preparing dinner, or even when the kids are in the bath. I feel that right now my little sponges are getting so much from reading that if I can I will.

I hope that many children will benefit from the money raised and go on to become great readers and read to their children as well. The gift that keeps on giving.

 

The Castaway Pirtaes

Who doesn’t love a pop-up book? This book is beautiful and fun. It’s been well loved in our home for years. The┬árhythm of the book invites the children in to say the words along with you. A great read-aloud book.

 

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Ages: 4+

 

Best Birthday Party Ever

This is really one of the best birthday books I have ever read. It really describes a child’s world and thoughts around a birthday. I read this to my children and my students and they get so excited and inspired. It would make a great birthday gift , we read it as someones birthday approaches.

It has a really good lesson in the end, that simplicity really is a the heart of happiness.

 

 

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Ages : 4- 7

 

ABC Dream

A peek into someones personal sketch book, that is what this one feels like. Beautiful, simple, yet detailed in black and white sketches. I love wordless books such as this one, giving your child a chance to describe what they see. This is not only engaging the creative mind but uses linguistics as well. While reading and imagining they are seeing the alphabet and working on phonetics. It’s just lovely. Due to it’s black and white nature, it’s baby friendly, a great starter book.

 

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Ages 0+