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Bringing Up Bookmonsters

The Joyful Way to Turn Your Child into a Fearless, Ravenous Reader

By Amber Ankowski Andy Ankowski

A playful guide to raising kids who love reading—perfect for parents trying to fill educational gaps at home

How can you turn your distracted, plugged-in child into a voracious reader eager to devour every book in sight? By speaking to their inner bookmonster, of course! In Bringing Up Bookmonsters, wife-and-husband team Amber and Andy Ankowski suggest fun strategies rooted in developmental psychology—absolutely no flashcards or timers required.
  • Talk to your baby bookmonster: Narrate your actions as you do chores and have babble “conversations.” A love of reading starts at birth with a love of language!
  • Build a bookmonster habitat: Keep books in the toy box and alphabet magnets on the fridge.
  • Turn storytime into playtime: Try making mistakes your bookmonster will catch. (“Let’s read The Dog in the Hat!”)
From playing literacy-building games in the car to filling your home library to adapting screen time, raising your bookmonster can be a whole lot of ferocious fun!

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April 27, 2021
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