Visit each of their blogs to find a post highlighting today's theme along with links to additional posts by other bloggers sharing their stories about the "gift of literacy". You could also go to the Share a Story, Shape a Future "Day 2" post to read summaries of all the contributions.
I really enjoyed reading through all the posts today. I found a few helpful tips including setting up a "Wish List" on Amazon.com for family and friends to use as a reference for purchasing books as gifts for my children (Courtesy of Jen Robinson's Book Page). I often feel that people are afraid to buy our family books because we go to the library so often and hit the used book sales pretty hard. This is going to solve that problem! Thanks Jen!
Also, Melissa Taylor @ Imagination Soup, inspired me to get a library card for my three year old son today when we were at the library. Our library's policy is that cards are not available to children under 5 years of age but they made an exception for him. He was super excited! He held the card while we read books before bedtime. Thanks Melissa!
There were three proposed questions for today's Writing @ Reading activity. I chose to answer:
If you were to create a package of 5 books to gift a child what books would you include in your gift? Include one book for each year (infant to 5).
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom because the rendition is just awesome (Here it is on YouTube). For Brown Bear Brown Bear you must go right to the source to have Bill Martin Jr. teach you how to read his book:
Todd Parr. You really can't go wrong with any of Todd's books for a three year old. My favorites are the I Love You book, The Feelings Book, and if you are feeling silly, Underwear Do's and Don'ts. You can try out a lot of his books by having him read you the book on YouTube (here is link to the I Love You Book video and then a link to his YouTube Channel so you can check out the others.)
Charise Mericle Harper. In this story, mom and daughter bunny are invited to go to a special pink-nic. But, mom gets sick. Dad volunteers to go in her place, however, there is a problem. Dads don't wear pink! Well, Dad is a good sport and let's his daughter Pink Him up. I had the idea to give my niece the book along with all the materials to Pink Up Her Daddy (Charise Harper has a video to assist those pinking up a daddy).
|What an awesome DAD!|