Before our oldest daughter was even born, we bought her books and read them to her. We did and do our best to read to the younger three as well now. It’s nice that the oldest two can read on their own, but even at 9 and 7, they enjoy being read to. The Story [for them] Starts Here [at birth].
Reading books is so important for babies and toddlers. Well, not them necessarily reading, but being read to. But, it sure is cute when they have a favorite book and they’ve heard it so many times they can “read” it to you!
My youngest two still really need board books, especially the youngest. They really like books with animals, textures, repetition and singing. They can “read” these books to themselves while I’m trying to get dinner ready, or we can read them together before bed. Scholastic sent over 5 books for us to check out and If You’re A Robot And You Know It by David A. Carter was an immediate hit. B really liked the sing-song nature of the book (to the tune of the familiar “If you’re happy and you know it”) as the pull-tabs, turn-wheels and more.
If you’re a robot and you know it:
clap your hands,
jump and beep,
shoot laser beams out of your eyes!
Scholastic has just launched the “The Story Starts Here” campaign which features their books for babies and toddlers. The microsite, as a part of the campaign includes book news, events, information, downloadable assets, activities, author content and more! This new picture book site is set up to extend the reading experience for readers and introduce them to the breadth of Scholastic’s best-selling picture book program.
The goal of “The Story Starts Here” is to grow readers from day one! And, we’ve hoped to do just that with our girls! I think my girls read more than I do these days!
Check out B getting excited about “If You’re A Robot And You Know It” in this video!
In addition to books the microsite also features slideshows of the books, video trailers and activity sheets. If you click this one below, it will take you right to the one you can download for free!
Scholastic and The Story Starts Here wants to send one (1) winner a collection of Scholastic books. Enter using the rafflecopter form below
- 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)