I grew up in the Great White North, and I remember going to the library to borrow books (with audio!) by one of Canada’s kookiest national treasures, Robert Munsch. He narrated his own books in the silliest way, like a kid in grown-up’s clothing – it made me want to tell stories and work with kids’ books for a living!
So you can imagine my delight now that we’ve added some Munsch books to unlock this week! For paid subscribers, you’ll get the accompanying audio too! Munsch is pretty much guaranteed to make your little one laugh – using funny voices supports the development of Print Motivation in young children, which is one of the six early literacy skills. If your child sees an adult having fun reading, they’ll have fun too and will be more motivated when it comes time for them to learn to read on their own.
But that’s not all – we’ve also got 5 more Smithsonian books, a beautiful storybook called Little You, a book to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Moon Festival, and Metal Man, which is sure to spark some conversation!