April 2nd is Children's Book Day! This special day is celebrated around the world to inspire a love a reading and call attention to the value children's books bring to everyone.
First organized in 1967 by Jella Lepman, Children's Book Day is celebrated on Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday (April 2nd) to encourage parents, teachers, and children around the world to participate in reading events and show children all the amazing possibilities that come from reading.
Reading Sparks Your Child's Natural Curiosity
Stories play a vital role in the growth and development of our children. The books they read and the characters they get to know launch them into a world of creativity and imagination.
Reading augments a child's natural curiosity about the world around them, and inspires creativity by using their imagination. Books show children that the world is a unique and wonderful place full of endless possibilities. This is true both when reading to your child and when they learn to read themselves!
The more you read to your child, the more you helps your child absorb and interpret the world around them. A child’s reading skills helps ensure success in school and everyday life. From a very young age children have the ability to interpret and process many different pieces of information, so it's important to expose them to all different topics and genres!
Here are some books we offer that combine a love of science with a love of reading:
Children's Books About Life Science
Baby's Nurse inspires conversations about parenting, biology, habitats, survival, and more, making this book an engaging choice for young children!
If My Mom Were a Platypus educates your little one about mammal mothers and how they feed, protect, and teach their young. The beautifully illustrated pages helps children imagine the amazing world and habitats that mammals live in.
Cuddled and Carried's beautiful images introduce the reader to attachment in the natural world. Watching mothers lend a paw, wing, flipper, or hand to care for their young fosters empathy, kindness, and compassion!
Children's Books about Chemistry and Physics
Our sister company Science, Naturally! offers a wide variety of books that combine STEM with a love of reading! Here are some examples that will spark your child's imagination all while educating and informing them about science!
The My First Science Textbook series sparks scientific curiosity in kids of all ages! These colorful textbooks let your child's imagination roam while you and your child ponder what’s it like to live inside an atom! These books give your child the chance to learn about some of the most fundamental concepts in science BEFORE the social pressure and intimidation of formal schooling.
Women in Chemistry helps your child discover the power of curiosity and resilience along with the women who have blazed a trail in the world of science! From ancient times to modern day, the exciting story of chemistry is sure to inspire the scientist in everyone.
Our Science Wide Open Collection is a series of scientifically accurate children's books, with a mission to teach young kids about Chemistry, Biology, and Physics while highlighting many of the some of the mind blowing achievement of many of our Women of Science!
What are some of your (or your child's) favorite books to read? Let us know in the comments!