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Lindsey was going to write this post because this is the book she bought for her nephew, Spencer, for his birthday, and he loves it! But, being a lawyer interrupted her ability to post this week, so I am filling in for her.
I go over once a week and eat lunch with Spencer. He brought me out this book to read with him because it is his new favorite. Don't Push the Button by Bill Cotter is an adorable interactive board book that has a funny way of showing the consequences of breaking one rule, "Don't Push the Button!" It had Spencer and I both cracking up. I was impressed with all of the cognitive skills this simple book addressed, from once to many and counting and colors and of course, cause and effect.
Don't Push the Button is also available in hard cover and on Kindle. (Personally, I think the Kindle in this case wouldn't be as effective.) Plus, there is even a Christmas edition of the book! Whatever version you purchase, your kids are going to love it!
My experience has been that kids love interactive books and there are more and more to choose from these days! I don't mean just your basic lift the flap books or push the button for sound, although those are also popular, but I mean the kinds that really get the child involved in the book! Here are a couple more to check out:
Here in Phoenix, school is out! Can you believe it! So, to keep kids busy and learning throughout the summer, interactive books are a good way to go to keep them interested in reading. Don't forget to check out your local libraries for their summer reading programs! There are often fun rewards and treats for kids who keep reading all summer. In Maricopa County, there is a program to help keep kids incentivized to read through the summer. Check it out here!
In Phoenix, the University of Phoenix and the AZ Diamondbacks have teamed up on a 20 min. per day reading program! Click here to find out about it!
Barnes and Noble are giving books to summer readers! Find out here!
Last, but not least, I want to tell you about a great tool to keep track of your kids reading this summer! It is a really terrific, interactive chart found on Everyday Reading! You really need to take a look at it. I love this idea so much that I made engineering print sizes of them for my grandchildren! They were free to download and super inexpensive to have printed at Staples! I had 4 of them printed on 24 x 36 inch paper for under $15. One will totally work for multiple kids and they are customize-able. I had mine printed for 4 families of kids just as they are.
The moral of today's WTRW is, get those kids reading throughout the summer! Let us know how it goes!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!