Free Children’s Books
It’s no secret. I love children’s books! And even better, Free Children’s Books. As a former teacher, one of my favorite things to do was reading to my class. I must confess, I often spent a little more time than I should have reading to them. But the thinking that it sparked and the discussions that it prompted were some of the best teachable moments.
I was recently introduced to an amazing program. Imagination Library was started by Dolly Parton in 1995 with the hope of fostering a love of reading in the young families where she lived. Her program was a huge success. It is now offered in many cities throughout the Unites States and around the world.
I signed my girls up a few months ago. From now until their 5th birthdays, they will each receive a hard back, age appropriate book in the mail every month. Completely free!
My two year old gets so excited every time a book arrives in the mail just for her. What child doesn’t love getting their own mail? Especially when it is something special like a new book! Once she sees her new book, we must stop whatever we are doing to read it. Several times! And it quickly becomes the book that she carries everywhere and asks me to ‘read this‘ over and over. Seriously, they have graced our dinner table, sat outside the tub at bath time, and been cuddled in her crib as she goes to sleep. I love that this special delivery gets her so excited about reading and helps foster a love of literature at such an early age.
How It Works
The first book every child receives is The Little Engine That Could. The message in this story is one that every child should hear and a perfect start to the program.
After The Little Engine That Could, the books that arrive are tailored to your child’s age. If you want to take a look at the concepts and themes for each age, click here.
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The next book that arrived for my 4 month old was a book all about the day in the life of a baby. The text was simple. And it had pictures of all the things my little one does each day, allowing her to hear the words that go along with familiar activities.
My two year old daughter received a book all about opposites. A perfect read because it is a concpt she is just starting to get the hang of. And she loves the silly illustrations.
If you have little ones at home, click here to take a peak at the program.
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If you are interested in signing up your child, you can do so here.
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I am not affiliated with this program in any way. I just wanted to share it with you because I have enjoyed it with my children and thought you may too. Feel free to share this post with anyone who has children and may enjoy this program as well.
And if you sign up, I’d love to know. Just leave me a comment below.