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Spread the Joy of Reading with Kumon and First Books Canada

Friday, March 06, 2015

Fact: More than 29 million children across North America live in low-income households. Not surprisingly, these children often go without age-appropriate books at home. We all know that reading is important for a child's growth and development, and I firmly believe that it is beneficial to instil a love of reading at a very young age. Stop by my home and you will find it is full of books. New books. Old books. Pop-up books. Workbooks. And not to mention the dozens upon dozens of used books from when I had my own classroom. I felt fortunate  that my kids had their very own library and firmly believe it is why my little guy showed a love of reading at such a young age. Just watch this video of my two-year-old son 'reading' a bedtime story.

Kumon Canada and First Book Canada Joy of Reading

To promote literacy in young children, Kumon and First Book Canada, a non-profit that provides new books to children in need, have joined together in a literacy campaign during which they will distribute more than 10,000 books to schools and community based programs in Canada. As a part of this initiative, Kumon and First Book will host reading celebrations in February and March at high needs elementary schools throughout the country. There will be presentations from local children’s authors and illustrators and students will have the opportunity to read with Kumon instructors. Plus, each student will also receive a brand new signed copy of the author’s book to take home.

Kumon Canada and First Book Canada Joy of Reading

In addition, for every child that is enrolled in a Kumon Reading Program during the month of March, $10 will be donated to First Book Canada. This means First Book Canada can distribute more new books and help bring the joy of reading to children who need it most. 

Kumon Canada and First Book Canada Joy of Reading


To help spread the love of reading, I have a Kumon gift pack valued at $75. This will include a variety of children’s books and school supplies. To be eligible to win, simply complete the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: I received a gift pack as a thank you for writing this post. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. I like Something from Nothing.

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  2. We love The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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  3. my girls liked Green Eggs and Ham

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  4. my daughters liked The Country Squirrel

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  5. My son has this super cute one that he got for his second birthday called "How to Train a Train." I just love it.

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  6. My favourite is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

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  7. My boys favourite book is "Where's Spot?" I read that book 5 times a day, at least. :)

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  8. I really liked The Kissing Hand

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  9. Green Eggs and Ham was a favorite

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  10. I'm showing my age, but when I was a child I read Curious George over and over
    (Debbie W)

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  11. I like the Berenstain Bear books. Lots of good lessons in them.

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  12. My children loved Robert Munsch books. The Paper Bag Princess is one of them.
    Florence C

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  13. a good old classic like Goodnight Moon is a fav.
    jan

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  14. i love you forever by robert munch i loved it as a kid now my son loves it too lynn c lynnbeaniethethird@yahoo.ca

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  15. my favourite childrens book is dirty bertie

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  16. I love and always enjoyed the Dr. Seuss books

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  17. I love The Paper Bag Princess.

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  18. Franklin series is probably our favourite! Thank you Diana for your passion for books, let's hope that books will always be a part of our children's futures! :)

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  19. So hard to choose! Right now DD is enjoying Fairy Tales, especially the 'fractured' tales, like Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs.

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  20. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Sesame Street's A Monster at the End of This Book. Books are a HUGE part of our family, I started reading to my kids when I was pregnant with them, they both are avid readers now and my daughter is now reading to my 8 month old grandson and he can't get enough.

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  21. So many favourites!! My son is currently loving the Scaredy Squirrel books. They are so much fun to read! I always keep one in my bag and enjoy them as much as he does.

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  22. Our favourites include The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and A dragon in a Wagon, and any of the Curious George stories.

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  23. Where the wild things are was my favorite as a kid!

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  24. He loves his Colors book right now! Not sure who is the author/illustrator!

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  25. My boys always liked the cat in the hat books.

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  26. Heidi is and was the favorite;

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  27. Anything by Dr. Seuss is a favourite, like Green Eggs and Ham.

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  28. They love the Robert Munsch books.

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  29. We like The Gruffalo and so many others :)

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  30. We like The Gruffalo and so many others :)

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  31. I'm a fan of anything Robert Munsch. The paper bag princess was (is) a favourite.

    - amber y

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  32. I just started reading a fairy tale book to my little girl, it's one that I grew up with and not in the best of shape....but she's really into it, and it brings back a lot of memories for me!

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  33. Does Harry Potter count? I'm a huge fan. I mean HUGE fan.

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  34. my fav childrens book is the pokey little puppy

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  35. It would be great to win a Kumon Gift Pack.
    In response to your question of
    What is your favourite children's book?
    My favourite is The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh by A. A. Milne.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. Love the Anne of Green Gables series.

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  37. I love this book called I want a dog by Dayal Kaur Khalsa

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