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National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is happening from September 23rd until September 29th. The purpose of this themed week is to help raise public awareness about the need for, and value of, adult education and family literacy, to try to help support access to basic education programs for the 36 million U.S. adults with low literacy skills. Advocates across the country use this opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.
Since I’m big on education in my house I thought National Family Literacy Week would be the perfect time to introduce you guys to some products that help promote literacy in children and can also be a great way for your family to get some bonding time in.
Let’s get started!
Do you remember Highlights Magazines from when you were a child? I do as my mom got me a subscription and Highlights are a wonderful memory of mine which is why I have also introduced my boys to them.
The kids are adding some new additions to their learning center. Oh how Highlights has updated since I was a kid. And we’re trying out #botley for the first time. #education #learning #educationtime #momlife
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Annual subscriptions cost about $39.96 and each monthly issue follows a theme such as food or animals to help your kids learn through age-appropriate stories and they feature activities that allow parents and kids to spend quality time together.
In my opinion, Highlights Hello Magazine is a great way to help your child discover/develop a love for reading at a young age.
Teaching kids their ABCs must be more than just having them write them down numerous times. Based on my experience with my boys it was easier for them to learn them when we made learning them into a game.
With the University Games World of Carle ABC, your kids can spin the spinner while searching for letter cards that match their space. This ABC game is perfect for kids who need to learn the difference between big and little letters or those who are getting ready to start preschool or kindergarten.
It is available for sale for $10.49 and is recommended for ages 3 and up.
In my opinion, kids can never have too many books. Books allow their vocabulary to increase and their imaginations to grow.
With the Learn to Read with Bob Books set your kids will learn more about letter sounds. Each book teaches four letter sounds and covers everything except “Q”.
Last, but certainly not least, on this list is Educational Insights Hot Dots, which my boys happen to be a huge fan of and have been using for years.
#ad Education is something I take very seriously with the boys and #EducationalInsights products are not a stranger in my home. The Hot Dots Jr – Let’s Learn the Alphabet just arrived today, which I can’t wait to try with my kindergartener tomorrow. Educational Insights products work really well with them and I’m glad to have another one to add to our collection. You can purchase one for your child here: http://amzn.to/2hSCS5k #learningbeginsathome #education #momlife
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The Hot Dots sets allow kids to use interactive board books, which introduce them to key early learning skills such as making comparisons, reading, math, shapes, objects and more. To use the Hot Dots set all your child must do is press the pen on an answer and the pen will let them know whether they are correct or need to try again.
See Also: How to Create a Learning Center at Home
Final Thoughts on National Family Literacy Week
This is my first year being aware of National Family Literacy Week however I love the concept behind it. I am a big advocate for education and find that starting kids off young with reading is what’s best. These products are a few of the ones that we recommend and have in our learning center.
What products are your kids using to improve their literacy?
National Family Literacy Week Giveaway
To help spread awareness for National Family Literacy week I’m hosting a giveaway for all the products mentioned in this post. One of you lucky readers will win all four products to promote literacy in your household. Yes, that’s right you’ll get all the following products:
- Highlights Hello Magazine
- University Games World of Carle ABC
- Learn to Read with Bob Books
- Educational Insights Hot Dots
To enter the giveaway all you must do is fill out the form below. Good luck to all who enter. Brilliant PR & Marketing is responsible for shipping out the prize.