For future Friday’s, sorry for that f alliteration, I want to do something a little different. From here on out, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite picks.
These can include books, shows, podcasts, kids things, or whatever else I think of. Obviously, I’m going to try and make sure it’s useful for other people too. I’m not that self-obsessed.
This week, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite programs: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
I’ll give you the run down of the program.
Dolly Parton created the Imagination Library because she wanted to make sure no child was illiterate. It’s a program where kids are gifted a book a month.
The Imagination Library is available to children who live in certain areas. If you’re local to me, your child definitely qualifies. To my non-local friends, you can check to see if you qualify here! It’s definitely worth seeing.
Mila has been receiving books for almost a year, maybe. They’re cute books and she enjoys getting mail.
We read all the time, so it’s nice to get fresh books. Plus, they’re always educational. For example, last month, it was a story about hibernation.
This months was perfect for the stage Mila is in now. It’s called, Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar.
If you couldn’t guess from the title, this book is about numbers and counting. Mila had the toughest time saying four and five while counting. It was so frustrating.
But, when she read this book, she counted to ten like a pro!
The drawings are made to keep the kids interested in counting the entire time. Each page correlates with a number. The pictures have random things with the same amount on the page. So, it’s like a little scavenger hunt!
This really helped Mila. She pointed most of them out. The pattern of counting the same number a few times made her more confident too.
Another cute part of the story is it follows bedtime routines. So, when you’re reading it before bed, they know what might happen next.
More importantly, there’s diverse characters. Different types of families and races are centered around one number. I thought this was a great way to continue talking to Mila diversity AND how every family looks different.
This inclusive and educational book was such a hit. If you’re interested in the book, you can find it here on Amazon.
We love Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and I hope you will too. Make sure to check if your family is eligible for these books. They’re such a great source and way to excite your little one to read.
Thanks for checking out this Friday Fav! Let me know if you are apart of Imagination Library in the comments.