Now that you have presented the parents of each newborn in your community with a Baby Reader, what else can you do to support the early literacy effort? Third Week Books offers a few ways of extending your efforts (at right).
Consider Early Literacy Posters for public areas that new parents might frequent. The posters and Baby Readers will provide your community's new parents with a coordinated early literacy message.
Our Early Literacy Notecards (blank inside) are perfect to remind moms and dads of nursery rhymes and the importance of early family reading. You may also wish to print your messaging to new parents on custom notecards, or early literacy postcards. Call TWB with your order's specifics. Minimum quantity: 200 pieces.
Families with 0-3 yr-olds to model reading aloud for our new Somali Family Reader...
TWB is completing our Somali Family Reader over the summer here in Minneapolis. Please contact us if you know of a young family that would like to model reading aloud for that book. Any family members can participate: moms, dads*, grandparents, sisters, sisters, aunts, or uncles with their 0-3 year-olds.
*TWB loves to have dads show off their read-aloud technique.
Photo shoots are ~20 minutes, and can be held at a nearby library, school, park, home, etc. While we welcome Somali-American families, our goal is to show all families reading to young children. So, any family is welcome and invited to participate in the fun!!
The photo session is enjoyable and casual -- plus, you'll receive your own copy of the
finished board book at TWB's Publishing Party for all participants. It's a fun way for your family to make a positive difference (and become very
Please call Cheryl (612-990-6011) for more information.
Custom Reader Updates
July 31st, TWB received sample copies of each book "hot off the press". The books all look wonderful!!
Still clarifying finished counts. TWB will contact you IF any overage was produced of
your particular title/s.
Finished books will sail from the Port of Hong Kong next week.
We'll next be on press Nov 7th.
My group is considering custom Baby Readers as a part of a new initiative...
While your organization is in the planning stages, we can work with you to create a mock-up custom cover. You'll have a draft custom version so colleagues have something tangible to consider during your presentation. Contact Cheryl for more information: 612-990-6011.
Preparing for an Early Learning committee meeting?
We can send you sample copies of our Baby and/or Toddler Readers. As you discuss your community's first outreach to new parents, colleagues may review the nursery
rhymes, photos and Parent Notes.
Contact us for more information:
Third Week Books
PO Box 390771
Minneapolis MN 55439
Tel: 612 990 6011
Fax: 615 691 8896