Welcome to the official start of Summer (June 21st, 2023). We all know the last thing children want to do over the summer is to read. But did you know it is the best time to foster a love of reading and books? Dragon Horse Publishing wants to help foster that love, so we have put together a list of some of the best books to cozy up with this season.
Maintaining a child's engagement in reading during the summer months is crucial for their academic development, cognitive growth, and overall well-being. In addition, keeping children engaged in reading over the summer is a great way to foster their love for books, enhance literacy skills and prevent the dreaded summer slide. Let's explore the importance of keeping children reading throughout the summer and some fun ways to do so.
If you haven't already noticed, we are a little partial to mice. Toofer and The Giblet are two of our very best friends in Nimblewood. But did you know there are so many other books about mice? We wanted to share our top picks for you and your little ones. Here's to meeting new friends and going on new adventures!
"Toof, wouldn't it be something if they had a whole universe going on down there that we don't even know about? Little ant jobs and little ant houses?"
Have you ever just sat and watched the ants or other animals and wondered the same thing that The Giblet does? Of course, we all have at some point in our lives. However, children most likely have these thoughts more often than adults do. That is partly because, to a child, their world only consists of the people and places they see and visit daily. They have no concept or understanding of how big the world really is.