This is the must-have gift for anyone who wants to raise a reader.
THE gift for new parents who want to raise a reader.
THE gift for grandparents who want to raise a reader.
THE gift for aunts, uncles, and Godparents who want to raise a reader.
THE gift for caregivers who want to raise a reader.
THE gift for early childhood educators who want to help their students’ families raise readers.
It’s super-simple, and it’s surprisingly affordable.
This raise a reader gift idea is my go-to gift for:
- baby showers
- 1st birthday parties
- (okay, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th birthday parties!)
- new grandparents
- new parents
- anyone who cares for young children (really!)
Here’s the skinny. . .
Raise a Reader Gift Idea
It’s simple, really.
I pick up any combination of these items for my ‘raise a reader’ gift:
- Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips to Help Your Child Develop a Lifelong Love of Reading (right now it’s less than $12!)
- A few of my favorite children’s books, like Moo, Baa, La La La or Barnyard Dance
- Melissa & Doug Lacing Beads
- Melissa & Doug Chunky Puzzle– Barnyard Animals or Chunky ABC Puzzle or Chunky 123 Puzzle
- Melissa & Doug Sticker Sets (there are SO MANY of these to choose from!)
Honestly, the sky’s the limit with this gift!
But remember, if you want to add a little something extra for the recipient, you may want to add a little something for the child’s daycare provider or teacher!
Setting the Stage for Rock-Star Readers: Help Young Children Develop a Lifelong Love of Reading is geared toward early childhood educators.
It’s packed with ways to create a literate environment and age-appropriate games and activities to do just what the title says: set the stage for rock-star readers!
And if you are creating a gift for brand-new parents—first-timers!—then also consider adding this awesome read by my pal:
I love this book for so many reasons, but I love it primarily because it is exactly the book I needed to read when I had my first baby way back when. It’s quick, easy to digest, and Amanda writes just like she’s your bff sitting by you on the couch, handing you tissues (or a glass of wine) as you cry because you are beyond exhausted and have no idea what to do with the baby you just brought home.
And that’s IT. Just throw these items in a little gift bag, and I guarantee the recipient will appreciate it!
Okay, okay–I may be a little biased here, but I’m pretty darn sure he or she will like it!
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