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.
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.
Watch me read my book! – Greyson
This Week’s Featured Books
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
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
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)