Born to Read
Our First Five Years in Books
by L.J. Tracosas
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 19 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 18 Oct 2021
Girl Friday Productions, Girl Friday Books
Reading to kids from birth to age five has bundles of benefits: It helps them develop language skills, encourages empathy and emotional development, fires up their imagination, helps them focus, and better prepares them for school, especially reading and writing. But most important, story time is quality time between your child and you.
Born to Read is a keepsake memory book of your story time together and a guide to raising a reader, all rolled into one. By reading just one book a day for the first five years of your child’s life, they can log almost two thousand books before kindergarten. Use the beautiful journal pages within to keep a list of the books you and your child read together from birth to age five. It’s a perfect way to recall particular favorites, record memories, and chronicle your child’s reading journey—and your child will look back proudly at all the books they’ve logged as they start school.
Interspersed throughout the journal pages are age-appropriate tips for raising a reader and book lists to help you expand you and your child’s reading horizons or dive deeper into particular interest areas. Special features encourage you to think about your unique reader. For example, “My Kid in Books” allows you to record specific reading milestones and passions and, as your child grows, interview them about the books they love. And in “Reading Recs” you can note recommendations from family and friends.
The perfect baby shower gift for expecting parents or an excellent birthday present for growing readers, Born to Read: My First Five Years in Books helps document the story of how your child grew from baby to bookworm, as well as the memories you created along the way.
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Average rating from 4 members
Born to Read is an adorable journal to log the books your child reads from age 0-5. It gives tips on books, content, and level for each year. I loved the book suggestions and space for notes. The layout is fun with vibrant colors, but I wish there were more pictures. Parents will love looking back on their child's reading journey! This would be a great gift for new parents who love reading. Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
I LOVE this!!! Not only is the reading log a wonderful idea, but all of the supplemental prompts (guest reader entries, child interviews, semi-annual reflections) will make this a treasured keepsake. The tips and information about developing language and reading skills are useful and presented very accessibly. The book recommendations are spot-on too. I saw a lots of classroom-tested, kid-approved favorites on their lists. This is going to be part of every single baby shower gift I give from now on--every parent should have this wonderful book! Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
My New Favourite Baby Shower Gift! This gorgeous, bright journal can help you document yours and your baby's reading journal in a fun and nurturing way. The science around reading to children from the earliest possible age is prolific and having an exciting way to hit your reading goals will support an emerging reading journey! I love the bold colorful graphics and the hints, tips and reading lists sprinkled throughout. The perfect book for any parent or parent to be.