I recently put together a guest post for The Raise Foundation. It's a non-profit organization that supports and assist victims of child abuse. I was really please that they reached out to me. My posts will be featured the first Monday of every month. I wanted to share with you my very first post. My goal with regards to my posting will be to encourage parents to read to their children and why it's so important. I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
Baby Bumps and Books
Building Your Child’s Library
Starting a home library for your child doesn’t have to begin when children learn to walk or talk. The best time to start buying and reading books for a child is at conception, or at least as soon as you know a new family member is on the way. The best course of action to begin conditioning yourself and your little one for a lifetime of reading is to read to your baby bump.
If you are a first time parent or one with lots of experience, taking the time to read to a child will easily become a top priority for you. Here are three easy step to get you thinking about how to proceed in preparation for building a home library.
1. Research The Market
Visit your local library and speak with the librarians. You can also visit local bookstores and their associates, teachers can help or you can simply go online to see what books the experts are recommending. This can be a time consuming process, but its well worth it.
2. Low Cost Investment
Don’t think you have to spend a lot of money right away. Some of the best books and parental feedback come from shopping at garage sales and second hand shops. At a garage sale, you can ask parents their opinions about the books they are purging. They will happily tell you all about the books their kids loved and even about the ones the kids didn’t like. This is your opportunity to ask about the authors, characters and illustrations. Chances are you will walk away with inexpensive books that are in excellent condition and lots of other information about kids and books. Read more here.
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