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Resolve to Read in 2019

Resolve to Read in 2019 with Jaime's Book Corner

We’re just over a week into 2019 and some of our New Year’s resolutions may already be veering off track. Don’t let reading with your children be one of them!

I am such a visual person that charts and lists really help hold me accountable with my goals. If you’re like me, print out the image above and hang it somewhere you will see it daily. Color in the books and write the titles your child reads. It will be so fun to see it at the end of the year and talk about all the great books!

Need help getting your child to read more?

  • Check out my fun Winter Reading Challenge! Even if your child is not yet reading independently, the challenges still apply for babies and toddlers.

Need new books?

Not sure how big of an impact reading can make on children? Keep reading for some Top Literacy Statistics from Ferst Readers.

  1. Books contain many words that children are unlikely to encounter frequently in spoken language. Children’s books actually contain 50% more rare words than primetime television or even college students’ conversations.
  2. Young children who are exposed to certain early language and literacy experiences usually prove to be good readers later. Just as a child develops language skills long before being able to speak, the child also develops literacy skills long before being able to read.
  3. Creating a steady stream of new, age-appropriate books has been shown to nearly triple interest in reading within months.
  4. Children’s academic successes at ages 9 and 10 can be attributed to the amount of talk they hear from birth through age 3.
  5. Children who are read to at least three times a week by a family member are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% in reading compared to children who are read to less than 3 times a week.
  6. Experts are nearly unanimous in stating that babies should routinely experience shared books as soon as they experience shared talking, that is, during the first weeks and months of life.
  7. Children with greater access to books and other print materials express more enjoyment of books, reading, and academics.

Resolve to Read in 2019 with Jaime's Book Corner

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January 2019 Book Sale – 20-60% off!

I’m setting everything up for my very first Usborne Book Sale and I wanted you to be the first to know! Mark your calendars now for Sunday, January 20th! The sale begins at 11am and you can find the full schedule down below. I like to thank my loyal customers for being so amazing and what’s better than a BIG sale? I will discount my inventory 20-60% off to make room for some new releases! This is a great way to stock up on birthday gifts or build up your own home library!

How does it work? Here’s what you need to know!

  1. Join the party! Just make sure you’re a member of my faceBOOK VIP group and you will see all the posts.
  2. Get excited! There will be giveaways, freebies, games, and FUN! Comment and join in to have the best chance to win prizes.
  3. Set an alarm! The sale is first-come, first-serve! This means that the first person to comment SOLD on the book gets it, so make a reminder NOW for Sunday, January 20th at 11am to log in right on time!

The fun doesn’t end after the clearance sale! I’m hosting a party to show off the new releases and I want to give out LOTS of prizes! Just join us back in the group at 8:30pm EST!

I’m super excited for my first Usborne Book Sale! I love being able to offer specials to help you promote literacy while filling your home library!

For quick reference, here’s the schedule for the day:

Online Book Sale - January 20th, 2019 11am-3pm || Jaime's Book Corner