Children’s literacy is a pretty big deal to me, because reading – and reading a lot – has had a big impact on who I am and how I got here. The importance of teaching a child to read, to read early, and to read well can’t be stressed enough because this is giving a child the tools to form their own opinions, to learn to think for themselves. As the world becomes a more complex place in which to live, thinking for oneself is invaluable. This is perhaps one of the biggest reasons I’ve taken such a liking to products like Scholastic Storybook Treasure DVD’s. For us it’s been a great learning tool for my son, who doesn’t even know that while he’s having fun watching DVD’s, he’s being taught to read. And count, with the addition of the latest “Chicka Chicka 123…and more counting fun!”
My son’s new favorite, this Scholastic DVD gives little ones a head start with numbers. All four stories included in this DVD focus on counting, numbers, and how they work. The great Chicka Chicka 1,2,3 story features a catchy tune and colorful graphics from the children’s book, which sings its way to 101. Emily’s First 100 Days of School, my son’s absolute favorite, takes kids through a little bunny’s school days, every day featuring a new number. The last two, How Much is a Million and If You Made a Million not only helps kids understand really, really big numbers, but even teaches the difference between, say, a dime and a nickel and what happens when you put your money in the bank. No lie, my 3-year-old now shows me coins and says, “This is a dime. Oh, here’s a nickel!” And he gets them right every time. Of course as always, kids can read along with the DVD as the words appear on the bottom of the screen – another DVD loaded with learning. Thanks for the head start, Scholastic!
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