Books, Kids

The Most Loved Children’s Books Infograph

August 27, 2013

Have you seen this infographic going around? It’s not new but I just saw it for the first time last week (for the life of me I can’t remember who posted this on FB!! Forgive me! I like to give credit where credit is due).

I know it’s not “March into Literacy Month” but, I want us to march every single day.

Just look at the statistics below: California once planned how many JAIL CELLS to build by how many children were not reading on grade level by fourth grade. (!!!) `

With so many classics, new books, bilingual books, easy readers…the list goes on, we have to share these gifts with our children.

Most Loved Children's Books - MAT@USC
Via MAT@USC: Become a Teacher

Corduroy continues to be my favorite children’s book of all time and I share it as much as I can with my boys. What’s your most loved children’s book?

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  • Reply Nina August 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

    This was such an interesting read, Betty! I loved the “did you know” facts about the authors and books.

    Question for you: since your eldest son is older now, how do you keep him into reading for fun? My almost four year old still enjoys reading, especially as part of his bed time routine, and I want to make sure that we keep this up well into his childhood and even teen years.
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      Reply Betty August 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Hi Nina! I really believe that once you get your little one hooked, it’s done! Your son should be more excited about books once kinder starts. Keep taking him to the library and bookstore so that he starts picking up books (judging by covers!) on his own. We seriously have books in every single room (including kitchen and bathroom!) so they are always handy and we still have quiet reading time every day. Sometimes, I even find them reading on their own. Does this help? xoxo

      • Reply Nina August 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

        Yes, definitely helps! I just remember when he was a baby and we could literally read for four hours a day. Then he started getting more mobile and those hours have lessened, so I’m scared that they’ll continue to lessen the more physical and mobile he gets.

        I think I definitely need to reinstate quiet time (and not just during the bedtime routine) so that he can read. Thankfully he does read on his own, and we also have books everywhere like you (kitchen and bathroom too haha). And it’s good to know that kindergarten will spark even more excitement about reading.

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