Does your little one love to read, listen to stories or make up their own stories? Mine sure does. I’ve been reading to Litttle Z since she was in the womb. Baby Ë enjoyed the same and now he gets to enjoy storytime with his sister and one on one with mommy. After a visit to our library storytime, and talking with my fellow book lover Adanna of Rattles and Heels, we decided to launch our Children’s Book Club. The club has two parts one dedicated to the Kindergarten and younger segment and the other dedicated to kids grades 1 through 5.
Tots read 1K is a fun way to develop a love of books, reading and imagination. The goal is to enjoy reading time as a family long before your little one can read on their own. Just ___ books per day will get your tot to 1,000 books by Kindergarden. Now 1,000 books is more symbolic than it is literal because repetitive reading is a key component to early reader development. You know that one book your baby giggles or smiles to every time your read it. Or the book your little one picks out every time no matter how many books are available? Keep reading it and add more books as you go. A great way to build on your #TotsRead1K journey is to attend story-time at your local library or bookstore. We enjoy story-time at our local library, Little Shop of Stories which is an independent book store in our area and at Barnes & Noble.
Little Z and I are currently reading Learning to Read is a Ball, Jazz Baby and The Grouchy Ladybug.
Baby E and I are reading Fox In Socks, Harry the Dirty Dog and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Is for the older kid segment. Keeping their love of books and reading growing is critical during the time when they are more exposed to other things in the environment. This is also a great way to engage them in reading with younger siblings if they have any. Developing a love of reading through elementary school will carry on through adulthood. Local bookstores and the library have storytimes dedicated to this age group too. Check out Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Program where kids earn free books.
Use the hashtag #TotsRead1K or #KidsRead1K when sharing photos of your kids reading. Shoutouts and prizes to come. We have a free reading log printable for you to track your progress with us. Click the link to download your free copy today.
Children’s Book Club Reading Log
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Tracie CooperJune 13, 2015 at 9:24 PM
I love the Biscuit series, and Are You My Mother?
M JJune 14, 2015 at 7:01 AM
I will have to check out the Biscuit series. Are you my mother is a great one too.
Vashti (veepeejay.com)June 16, 2015 at 11:19 PM
Look at my Zoe being a reader. Love the idea of the Book Club. Such a great way to develop this extremely important habit in kids.
M JJune 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM
Thanks Vee. Zoe really loves to read. I plan to keep it that way. A book club is perfect!
megan TilleyJune 19, 2015 at 9:26 PM
We like Good night moon and If you give a mouse a cookie!
emily n.June 25, 2015 at 11:59 AM
The Nancy Drew books are great.
steve weberJuly 6, 2015 at 3:29 PM
I love James and the Giant Peach.
M JJuly 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM
Will have to find that one. Thanks for sharing it.
HSJuly 7, 2015 at 10:16 PM
Charlotte’s Web is my favorite.
M JJuly 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM
Love Charlotte’s Web. Can’t wait for my little to be old enough to enjoy it with me.
KristenJuly 8, 2015 at 10:27 PM
I like Goodnight Moon, Goodnight San Francisco & Little Popcorn.
M JJuly 9, 2015 at 11:32 PM
I totally have to get Good Night New York! My daughter is 2 and can totally recite Good Night Moon. I love when she reads it to me. Will have to check our Little Popcorn.
Tabathia BJuly 9, 2015 at 1:09 PM
Growing up it was frog and toad,for my daughters it’s ivy and bean
M JJuly 9, 2015 at 11:31 PM
Wow I remember Frog & Toad. Have to find that one. Thanks.
Jerry MarquardtJuly 9, 2015 at 7:40 PM
My favorite children’s story is Cat in the Hat.
M JJuly 9, 2015 at 11:30 PM
My daughter loves Doctor Seuss. Dr. Seuss ABC is one of her favorites.