You can start reading to your child as soon as he is born! Reading to him helps the two of you bond, and this gives your child a sense of security, intimacy and well-being. When started early, these feelings can help him develop a life-long love of reading.
Reading a book is more than just looking at awesome pictures. Reading to a child can help your child learn that words represent sounds and concepts, words are read from left to right, and stories continue from page to page. Later, he will learn to understand cause and effect, how to exercise logic, and how to think in abstract terms.
Visit your local library for books that might interest your child. You can also build your child’s library, one book at a time.
During October 2015, PA’s Promise for Children selected one person each day to win a copy of What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand. This book was named the 2010 selection of the fifth annual Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child early literacy program. Since What a Treasure! was published in 2006, children have been accompanying Mole on his dig as he discovers exciting treasures for both his animal friends and for himself.
The giveaway has ended, but check below to see if you’re a winner!
For more information about reading with your child, visit the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) website.
One entry per person. One winner will be selected at random starting October 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015. Winners will be posted on this page of PA’s Promise for Children website. PA’s Promise for Children is not responsible for lost or stolen books after mailing.
Congratulations to the Winners:
October 1: Amy S. of Ardmore
October 2: Ivette G. of Philadelphia
October 3: Kali F. of Drums
October 4: Lorrie H. of Mt. Joy
October 5: Leslie A. of St. Michael
October 6: Liane U. of Ligonier
October 7: Darlene B. of Pittsburgh
October 8: Chris G. of Henryville
October 9: Anabela A. of Bath
October 10: Gloria W. of Eldred
October 11: Christine W. of Knuckletown
October 12: Susannah C. of Sellersville
October 13: Angie S. of Olyphant
October 14: Kristy V. of Bushkill
October 15: Diane M. of Chester
October 16: Gig B. of Saylorsburg
October 17: Jessica N. of Canonsburg
October 18: Nicole W. of Erie
October 19: Chase C. of Honesdale
October 20: Muhamuda K. of Pittsburgh
October 21: Jennifer J. of Mahanoy Plane
October 22: Brenda C. of Corry
October 23: Kameron R. of Boothwyn
October 24: Kallie S. of Red Lion
October 25: Heather W. of Masontown
October 26: Melissa B. of Cochranton
October 27: Caitlyn M. of York
October 28: Peggy R. of Gilbertsville
October 29: Tamera G. of Monongahela
October 30: Misty S. of Birdsboro
October 31: Karyn H. of Nanticoke