Greyson’s Book of the Week: “Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?”

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents
– Emilie Buchwald

From Addie, Greyson’s Mom:

Why we feature Greyson’s Book of the Week

Access to books at home is imperative to foster high literacy and learning skills for children. No matter what your income, skin color, or background is, books really do “take you places.” We try to read to/with Greyson every night. We’re not perfect – we may go 2 weeks without reading, but then we pick back up like we never left off. It is amazing to see how he already mimics reading. He LOVES it. We want to share our love for reading with you each week in hopes that you’ll learn about fun books and get a laugh out of our goofy antics.

Quick Facts:

Early Childhood Literacy

• If a child reads as much as one million words per year, they will be in top 2% of all children on standardized reading tests. If a child reads as little as 8000 words per year, they will be in bottom 2% of all children on standardized reading tests. Therefore, if you read 3,000 words every day you will be in the top 2%. If you read 20 words every day, you will be in the bottom 2%.
• “Reading a lot” is one of the most powerful methods of increasing uency, vocabulary, [and] comprehension.
• Studies have proven that increased family engagement in educational programs is linked with increases in child reading achievement and other academic successes (such as high school graduation rates.) 

Books are uniquely portable magic.
-Stephen King

Watch me read my book! – Greyson

This Week’s Featured Books

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

A classic book by Eric Carle, the Polar Bear board book talks about different animals that kids can easily recognize.
Amazon // Target 

Sophie’s Colors

We purchased this book as part of a set including a Sophie teething toy, but you can find similar Sophie books that explore colors, numbers, and more!
Amazon (similar) // Target (similar) // buybuy Baby (same)

Animal Alphabet: An Educational Book

This book was given to us, so we don’t know the source. No worries, though – we found similar ones that your kids will love to learn from.
Amazon (similar) // Target (similar)

We’ve loved sharing these books with you and we can’t wait to share more! What books are you any your tiny earthlings reading this week?

That’s all for now.
xoxo mamas, papas, & tiny earthling caregivers,
Greyson King (& his Mama, Addie)

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