As teachers and parents, we know how important reading with your child every night is. We see firsthand that children who have been read to often as young children, tend to enjoy reading more and become stronger readers. Just 20 minutes at bedtime can have a positive impact on your child’s reading growth. LeapFrog knows this too! This is why they have created the LeapFrog Reading Month Campaign. You will find information about their reading pledge here: http://clvr.li/LFReadingMonth. As a bonus, when you take the pledge, LeapFrog will donate 5 books to public elementary schools through the charity We Give Books!
There are many ways to read with your child in the evening, choose the way that is right for you and your son or daughter! Some children prefer to read on their own while others like to be read to. Both are important. Also, make sure you have a wide variety of books that fit with your child’s interests. If your child will be reading to you, make sure they have just right books. Books that are too hard will lead to frustration and a child who will not love to read.
One of our new favorite ways to read with our children is the Tag pen by Leapfrog. Spencer was very excited when ours arrived in the mail. A bonus was the fact that he also received a book about dinosaurs, his current favorite. The book, Leap and the Lost Dinosaur, can be used in many ways.
It’s by LeapFrog, so of course it is entertaining and educational! The pen reads to children as they press spots on the pages within the book. Spencer began by simply listening to the story as he followed along. He also has spent time playing the games on each page and answering the comprehension questions. He loves the included dinosaur cards and the game that can be played with them. I love that he has been choosing the Tag and dinosaur book over video games! This is an amazing tool for children who are getting ready to read or are beginning to read.
If you are looking into purchasing any Tag products, here is a great coupon from LeapFrog – http://clvr.li/LFTagDiscount
If you think your own children would love Tag, just enter our drawing. You can win a LeapFrog prize pack! This prize pack includes an assortment of Tag books. Simply share how you read with your child each evening below. We would love to hear some of the more creative ways you get your child excited about the evening reading routine. Please submit your answer by Saturday, March 23rd. We will announce our winner on Sunday, March 24th. Please check your email to see if you are the winner! (Don’t forget to keep an eye on your spam folder.)
I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective but content and opinions expressed here are my own. To take the LeapFrog Reading Month pledge, please visit their Facebook page. #LFReadingMonth #spon