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We know that reading to our kids is important because it’s good for them. For example, hearing stories aloud builds their vocabulary, teaches them proper sentence structure, and helps them understand how stories are put together.
Building those skills is an ongoing process. That’s why experts recommend reading aloud to kids even after they can read for themselves. In our house we use the Read Aloud Handbook for book suggestions based on age appropriateness and level.
Sometimes having someone else read to your child is nice too! That’s why we started Books with Britton. Each story is read by Britton Reeder, who is 12 years old. He loves books and reading aloud to kids.
This book, The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt, is one of our favorites that we’ve read over and over again. It’s the winner of multiple awards, including Good Reads Choice Awards Best Picture Book, E.B. White Read Aloud Award, Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013 and more.
This story is about a boy whose crayons write him notes telling him that they’re unhappy with the way he’s been using them, and what they want him to do instead.
Get a copy for yourself here: The Day the Crayons Quit
You may also like the story One More Acorn, about a squirrel who gathers nuts for his family.
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