Thursday, April 30, 2015

Children's Book Week 2015 is on, May 4-10, at FUNdamentally Toys

Children's Book Week is an annual celebration that has been going strong since 1919. At 96 years old, it’s the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country with a goal of connecting young readers with books.

Once again, FUNdamentally Toys is proud to participate in Children’s Book Week, May 4-10, 2015, with a host of incentives and fun designed to instill the joy of reading in young children.

First up: Children age ten and under can cast a vote for their favorite children’s board or picture book from FUNdamentally Toys’ top 14 best sellers. Just for filling out a ballot, young voters will receive a FREE Little Golden or I Can Read book.

Here’s a look at this year’s Top 14 Best-selling Children’s Board & Picture Books at FUNdamentally Toys:

Fundamentally Toys' Top 7 Children's Board Books: Vote for One
Elmer by David McKee
Little Bee by Edward Gibbs
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson
Swing Like a Monkey by Harriet Ziefert
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way by Alice Schertle

Fundamentally Toys' Top 7 Children's Picture Books: Vote for One
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Animals Home Alone by Loes Riphagen
Take Away the A by Michael Escoffier 
BackHoe Joe by Lori Alexander
Paddington by Michael Bond 
One by Kathryn Otoshi 
Ocean: A Photicular Book by Carol Kaufmann 

How to Vote: Come to FUNdamentally Toys to fill out a ballot, cast a vote for your favorite board book and picture book, then claim your FREE Little Golden or I Can Read book. You can also download a ballot from our website and bring your ballot in. Votes are due by Sunday, May 10.

Stock Up on Books: Children’s Book Week is a great opportunity to replenish your children’s home library with some fun new titles. Buy any three children's books and get a fourth one (of equal or lesser value) FREE!

While you’re at it, take a few minutes to clear out some old titles from your child’s bookshelves and bring them in for our Books Between Kids drive. We’ll donate your gently read books to children in need so they can build their own personal libraries.

Great children's books entertain, teach reading skills and calm young minds. The benefits of reading go far beyond these obvious facts. Reading at an early age:
  • Strengthens bonds with parents
  • Increases vocabulary and language skills
  • Teaches new ideas and concepts
  • Helps with concentration and focus
  • Establishes logical thinking patterns
  • Develops communication skills
  • Primes children for academic success
If you read to your children, they will literally hang on your every word. If your child sees you reading books, he or she will be be inclined to do the same. Make it a habit to read to or with your child every day, as well as taking some time for yourself to relax and read.

If you need book suggestions, look no further than Fundamentally Toys for our expert help. We offer a carefully selected assortment of some of the best children's books to help your child grow up with a lifelong love of reading.  

Children's Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children's Book Council, the national non-profit trade association for children's book publishers, is an anchor sponsor.

Debbie School, FUNdamentally Toys

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