Our Baby and Toddler Reader pages include:
Read-aloud poem with illustration
Three families enjoying books together
Parent Notes, geared to the book's age range
Click on any book spread for a larger view.
Our Rock-A-Bye Baby Reader is wonderful addition to the "Welcome Baby" packets for newborns and their moms and dads. The books encourage young parents to initiate a family tradition of reading and sharing books with their babies.
Despertar a la lectura is our Spanish-language Baby Reader. It features popular Spanish-language rhymes and English-version poems for parents to read aloud to their babies, with Parent Notes in Spanish. Perfect in your "Welcome Baby" packets for Spanish-speaking parents and their newborns.
Bunnaby Bunny is our English Toddler Reader. It features illustrated, read-aloud rhymes that tell the story of Bunnaby Bunny as he learns to dress
Parent Notes on the right of each spread discuss what to expect, and what to look forward to, when reading with toddlers. The photographs of families reading with their toddlers help to model the activity for the adults (while entertaining the toddlers).
Our Spanish-language El conejito Claudio tells a similar story -- in Spanish verse -- of Claudio, a young rabbit who's learning to dress himself. Additionally, in
smaller type on each spread is the English-language poem from Bunnaby Bunny. Parents can choose to read aloud to their toddlers in Spanish and/or English.
Spanish-language Parent Notes on each spread inform parents of the benefits of reading with their 1- to 3-year-olds, and give some tips on reading to toddlers.
Seeking Family Models
We need a few
more 0-3 yr-olds + their families to model for new Reader...
TWB is completing our Somali Family Reader over the summer here in Minneapolis. Please contact us if your young family would like to model reading aloud in that book (moms, dads*, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, AND their 0-3 yr-old). Photo shoots are ~20 minutes, and can be held at a nearby library, school, park, home, etc. While we welcome Somali families, our goal is to show all families reading to young children. All families are welcome!!
Photo shoots are fun and casual -- plus, you'll receive your own copy of the finished
board book at our Book Party for all participants. It's a fun way to be a role model!
Call Cheryl (612-990-6011) if you're interested.
*TWB loves to have dads show off their reading-aloud technique.
Custom Reader Updates
Thanks to participants of our
Spring 19 soft-cover Baby Readers! We'll next be on press Nov 7th.
July 3: The files for all Custom Boards have been passed to printer. Thanks for quick reviews and edits!
We're on press in next week. After the Readers have been printed and assembled, we'll contact you IF any overage was produced
of your titles.
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