Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Begin Reading with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Helping your little ones learn how to read has never been more fun.  With the Zoobie Pets Very Hungry Caterpillar toy, blanket, and book combo, you can turn reading into a fun and interactive experience.  Zoobie pets are plush toys, pillows, and blankets all rolled into one.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children’s book designed, illustrated, and written by Eric Carle.  First published in 1969, it’s been a staple in children’s libraries for decades.  In fact, a copy of the book is sold every 30 seconds somewhere in the world.  Help your children experience the magic of reading with this great toy, blanket, and book combo.

Reading Tips
It’s important for parents to talk to their children as much as possible.  From infancy, this has many benefits.  It can help develop a child’s phonemic awareness (the ability to hear and identify sounds in spoken words).  Children can learn words more easily when they hear them spoken often—and that’s why conversation and reading skills go hand in hand.

You should introduce your children to the written word early on.  Reading familiar stories like The Very Hungry Caterpillar can give children practice reading comfortably using books that they already know.

Incorporating play into the reading process can help children enjoy it even more.  Using the Zoobie Pet while you read the book can really make the story come alive for your child.

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