The no-stress, ferociously fun way to raise a kid who loves to read—complete with reading recommendations and activities to inspire!
Teaching your child to read is monstrously important, and there’s no better way to do it than with everyday opportunities for laughter and play. Bringing Up Bookmonsters is full of fun ways to build literacy at home—no flashcards or timers required! Feed your budding bookmonster’s brain as you:
Turn storytime into playtime to build comprehension.
Get giggling with games and jokes that reinforce spelling.
Converse at family meals with varied vocabulary.
Satisfy your bookmonster’s cravings with books they are sure to devour!
These tips and many more make it easy to help your child develop an insatiable appetite for reading—and have a tremendously good time doing it!
About the Author
Amber Ankowski earned her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she extensively studied children’s language development. Her research has been published in academic journals including Child Development Research, Infant and Child Development, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition. She teaches psychology at UCLA and lives in LA.
Andy Ankowski studied creative writing while obtaining his BA in English at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently an award-winning advertising copywriter and creative director who specializes in explaining complex products and services in simple – and often laugh-out-loud funny – ways. He lives in LA.
“A delightful guide to instilling a love of reading in children. . . . For parents looking to bolster literacy, these encouraging tips will feel like an easy-to-follow treasure map.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review