Reading to your child is very important. Reading together with your child from a young age has many benefits.
As a toddler, your child is learning about the world from reading with their parents. You are opening doors to topics that you and your child may not talk about regularly or haven’t discussed before. Reading with your toddler helps them learn new words and promotes basic speaking skills.
While you are reading through the story, your child is listening to every word you’re saying. They’ll often try to repeat words.
As children get older and you continue to read books together, they are learning to increase and expand their vocabulary. Hearing you read to them encourages them to read on their own when they can. It opens up the world of imagination and the excitement you can get from starting a new book.
When your child gets into grade school, reading books has more impact on them than they are aware of. Reading increases empathy and advanced literary skills.
With so many topics of books to choose from, it’s exciting to know each book you will read together, or by themselves depending on their age, will open up their world in so many ways.
I’ve teamed up with some amazing authors and wanted to bring you a round up of books that you can trust and ensure that they will instill strong life skills and confidence in your children while you read them.
In no particular order, I’d like to share the following book round up with you. I have received these books for free in exchange for sharing them with you all. If you see a book that is of interest to you and your child, click on the link provided with each book and feel free to get a copy.
A Home For Sally
By: Stenetta Anthony
I received this book from the author. The Book has really adorable illustrations to go along with the storyline.
A Home for Sally shares the story of a special needs puppy who was born as a part of a decent sized litter and ultimately finds herself living in a kennel/shelter waiting to be adopted.
Throughout the story, Sally experiences various challenges that help teach children to build character, learn acceptance and how to build motivation in themselves and to help others.
It’s a little story roller coaster of emotions of the waiting time to be adopted and then the excitement and pride of finally being adopted.
This is a great story for children to learn that handicaps make no difference in your self worth!
I recommend checking out this cute book for you child! You can grab it from Amazon in a paperback or Kindle version depending on your needs.
Tiny the Turtle : A Story About Bullying
By : Tina Hartigan and Illustrated by: Gladys Hartigan
Tina sent me this adorable book and I was very excited to share it with my daughter and younger sister. I felt that this was an appropriate story to share with an elementary school child, as bullying is way too common at that age.
I wanted my two year old to be familiar with it from a young age, so it is something she keeps an eye out for as she gets older. Plus, she thought the hand drawn illustrations throughout the book were absolutely amazing!
This story is about Tiny the Turtle and how he handles being bullied as a smaller turtle. I love how the author asks questions to the readers throughout the storyline to get them to think about what they would do during the hard times of being bullied or how they would feel when it was happening and how they would handle it.
Asking these questions, was a great way for us to discuss as a family how to handle being bullied and how to make sure that we are not being a bully to other people. I think every household should have this book and use it as a reminder for children on how to treat others and a reminder on how it feels when being bullied.
I highly recommend you grab Tiny the Turtle from Amazon for your next story time! Your kids are going to think you hand colored the book, the graphics are so adorable!
Zip’s First Dog Show
Written By: C.H. Harrison and Illustrated By: Cathy Kosterman and Nadya Ilchuk
This book, is part of a series called The Pom Tales. This series is geared towards slightly older children, ages 4-9 years old. I love that the author donates 10% of the proceeds to the American Pomeranian Club and 10% to the American Kennel Club Reunite Program, Canine Support and Relief fund. Giving back to these organizations is very kind and a great example to show children.
In this book, your child will go along Zip’s experience at his first Dog Show. This book has adorable graphics that your child will love and go along great with the storyline.
Zip does a great job at the dog show and it teaches children about learning from their mistakes and not to dwell on the fact that they made. Turning mistakes into learning experiences is very important.
I also received the next book in The Pom Tales Series, called Thank Goodness for Police Officers.
I don’t want to giveaway too much info on this book, as it’s so adorable. But, Theo loses his bone and then finds himself lost away from home. Don’t worry he’s rescued, but, you will need to read more to find out how!
These books were the perfect length, not too long, but long enough to keep children’s interest.
Grab your set of The Pom Tales Series on Amazon in Paperback, Kindle and Hardcover!
When I Grow Up
By : Jon Wales
This was a super adorable book about this girl, Annie Chen, who explores quite a few options and ideas of imaginative things she would like to be when she grows up.
This books inspires the use of imagination and reminds kids that they all have unique personalities.
Best part is, it’s written in rhyme! It’s becoming a popular book for my little girls!
Grab yours from Jon Wales
I just wanted to thank the authors who sent their books over for me to share with everyone! We greatly appreciate these books and think they would all make a great addition to any child’s home library. They’d make great baby shower gifts too!