I loved to read growing up, and still do. I have great memories of my dad reading with me on weeknights when he got home from work. As a parent, I am trying to instill the same love of reading in my own children. Baby already enjoys reading, and reads well above the average level. I credit all of the LeapFrog toys she had as a toddler and preschooler.
Now Jed is now the preschooler, and he is using Baby’s old LeapFrog toys, plus an awesome new one…the Tag reading system.
We have started Jed out with the Early Learning Series. This particular level of Tag books help beginner readers like Jed, build core phonics and word recognition skills with the “sound it out” audio support. Sight word recognition is hugely important, as a child progresses into kindergarten and first grade. Jed can easily “read” by himself using the electronic pen, and then I can join him for more.
Last week, I took the Reading Month pledge on LeapFrog’s Facebook page HERE, and pledged to read 20 minutes a day with my children. Many studies show that the more children read, the better readers they become. But it’s not simply about reading more. Children who are actively engaged as they read, have been shown to regularly outperform children who are less engaged in what they are reading. Jed is completely engaged while reading with the Tag system, as the book comes alive right in front of his eyes (and ears).
A child that reads 20 minutes a day, will read 3,600 minutes in a school year, that is equivalent to approximately to 1.8 Million words. A child that reads 5 minutes day, will read 900 minutes in a school year, equivalent to approximately only 282,000. Huge difference. I know which one I will be stressing for my children.
You too can join me and LeapFrog to take the “READ 20 MINUTES A DAY” pledge to give books to America’s schools.
In honor of Reading Month, LeapFrog is donating $2 million of books to America’s schools, and you can help! Go to Facebook HERE and share the “Read 20 Minutes a Day” pledge, and LeapFrog will donate 5 books for every pledge!
LeapFrog is raising awareness of the importance of reading with your child 20 minutes a day to help kids reach their potential. Discover how to keep your little learner engaged in reading on LeapFrog’s Reading Month page, where you can get tips, videos, activities, and printables!
LeapFrog is offering special deals on reading products all through March, in honor of Reading Month, including $3 off of Tag and Tag Junior books. Go to this link to print/redeem this offer: $3 off Tag products
Plus I am giving away an incredible LEAPFROG PRIZE PACK right here!
One lucky reader will win a LeapFrog Prize pack consisting of: Tag Leap and the Lost Dinosaur, Tag Get Ready for Kindergarten, Tag Junior Toddler Milestones, Tag Junior Animals Around the World. ARV $50.
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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