Reading a story opens your mind and let’s your imagination fly. And when you read to your kids, you instill a lifelong love for reading and in turn, pass on a world of possibilities that will allow them to take on life. Reading to your baby is a wonderful bonding experience that you must take on very early in their lives and in fact, you even when the baby is in your womb. Early literacy is the most important gift you can pass on to the next generation for free – well, almost free. Read 1,000 books before Kindergarten to your baby and ensure a lifetime of literacy and love for reading.
In an article published in the Washington Post in February 2017, Amy Joyce writes: “One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents and read early themselves, and reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them and be empathetic citizens of the world.”
It is not necessary to read only in 1 language, in fact various studies prove the advantage of introducing multiple languages early in life.
Gulukul is an American company with Indian roots. They strive to promote Indian culture & values with the Indian diaspora. In fact, they strive to do the same with the Urban Indian kids as well, who unfortunately would rather ape for being more western and modern than embrace their own culture.
Some of their books that we got including a wonderful story on Lord Ganesha and the divine mango, saying Namaskar and Geet’s satellite adventures. These are all diverse board books that help expose certain nuances of Indian culture with pictures and text. Simple things like how we wear Bindis, or how we respect elders by doing Namaskar etc. I’m really glad to have got my hands on these books and Baby V is already in love with “Bappa”, “Kartik” and “Muni” (Narad Muni).
Bookroo subscription boxes
When I came across Bookroo, I was immediately excited. A panel of 12 families attending Stanford University review their books. They rate each book on a 7 point scale and on its re-readability. Books that emerge as clear winners are sent out each month. What a great idea!
They sent us our first box this month and we totally love it. Their recycled and recyclable packaging is bright and super cute.
- Board books (3 books) for ages 0-2.5 years
- Picture books (2 hardcover books) for ages ~2.5-6 years
- Junior boxes (currently on beta) for ages 7-10 years
Enjoy Reading with your kids
COMMIT TO PROMOTING EARLY LITERACY
SAY NO TO SCREEN TIME
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book!”
– Dr. Seuss
Read 1,000 books before Kindergarten
Disclaimer: I received this box from Bookroo for a review. My goal is to promote early childhood literacy and I believe a book subscription like Bookroo can help achieve that.Follow me on social media now!