Reading to your kids has been proven to blossom your little ones into little readers in ways teaching can not and between this and setting a good example and reading yourself, your kids minds will constantly grow and expand. But there is an age old problem parents have, and that is, what to read? There are billions of books available, many of which have stunning stories. But the real trick is to find a book which is both interesting to your kids and to yourself. I personally love nostalgia, the times of being a kid are always get to recollect. One of the most fun ways to do this is with classic stories and fairy tales.
The problem being, most kids have heard them all, in one manner or another and are bored of them. Almost able to recite them by heart. So why not take a step into the 21st century with My1story. These are brand new stories based on classic stories, like Jack and the Beanstalk, Humpty Dumpty and Little Red Riding Hood. Written from a brand new perspective with new bed time friendly themes. No longer is Jack chased down the bean stalk by a big scary giant, now Jack accidentally ‘borrows’ Beanie’s friend Goosey. Beanie being a kid-giant, so he isn’t mean and scary, just friendly and playful. The story does have a conflict and a resolution but all are easy going and by done with well before the end of the story so there is very little room for anxiety or stress. Especially for little ones who are particularly sensitive. Little Man is particular sensitive to stressful stories and often times when reading’ classic’ stories there has to be some censoring on our part. The story stays pretty much the same except instead of getting killed or maimed, they are tired and go to sleep or are left alone. This kind of destroys the flow of the story but in the end makes for an easier transition into sleep. This also takes away from the fun of the story and can be a bit jarring for the reader.
Myfirstory also has a line of plush toys to go along with their books. So not only can your little ones fall asleep to a good book but also cuddling the main character, always a nice touch and a great way to solidify a good story to little ones everywhere.
One of you can win either a Beanie or Red Riding Hood set. Here is how to enter-
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