Great Reading Gifts for Under the Tree This Holiday!11:36 PM
My kids are going to be getting a lot of books from Santa this year. Some people think that it's not going to be their favorite gifts, but I know otherwise. My boys LOVE to read, and with so many exciting titles out this winter, I know that they'll spend many afternoons curled up in a blanket next to our picture window reading pages of their favorite titles.
In preparation for this favorite time of year for reading, I wanted to share some of our picks for the kids this season. You'll find something for everyone on our list!
Footloose - Yes, this is the book fan of Kenny Loggins (who is now a grandpa) have been waiting for! In this delightful illustrated treasure, young ones can learn new lyrics to the 80's favorite, complete with dancing animals and a CD version of the song in the back of the book. What a darling way to get down and get footloose!
BabyBug - This magazine is almost like a board book with its sturdy pages, bold illustrations, and stories that babies and toddlers can relate to. Complete with a few short and engaging stories and poems per issue, they are great for introducing a love of reading at an early age! For kids 3 and under.
LadyBug- Designed for readers ages 3-6, the stories are perfect for preschoolers. Meet lovable characters, hear new words and rhymes and see what amazing things the world can show through story!
Spider - The stories inside this magazine take readers ages 6-9 into the world of starting to read on their own. All of the pages are perfect for reading aloud, both alone or with an adult. Kids will want to read each issue again and again!
Cricket -- This is the magazine I remember reading the most growing up. The stories are always full of color and feeling. Aimed at 9-14-year-olds, it's been educating and inspiring kids for over 40 years! Hours of reading inside every issue make it a great value for under the tree.
(And when you purchase any of the special bundles from Cricket magazines this holiday season, you can choose to give a special 9-issue annual print subscription, too! Just visit DoubleTheGiving.com and choose between two very worthy charities: Libraries without Borders and Parent Child Home Program! Then you'll select the subscriptions you'd like to order for yourself or as a gift, and you purchase will be matched to those charities!)
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