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, PhD, teaches psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a focus on children’s language and cognitive development and methods for conducting psychological research. Her work has been published in academic journals including Child Development Research, Infant and Child Development, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
Together with her husband Andy, Amber blogs at doctoranddad.com, is coauthor of Think Like a Baby: 33 Simple Research Experiments You Can Do at Home to Better Understand Your Child’s Developing Mind and Goodnight Zoom, and is the parent of three fantastically ferocious bookmonsters.
Andy Ankowski is an award-winning advertising creative director who specializes in explaining complex products and services in simple—and often laugh-out-loud funny—ways. He studied creative writing at the University of Notre Dame, and once wrote 365 poems about onion bagels in a single year.
Together with his wife Amber, Andy blogs at doctoranddad.com, is coauthor of Think Like a Baby: 33 Simple Research Experiments You Can Do at Home to Better Understand Your Child’s Developing Mind and Goodnight Zoom, and is the parent of three fantastically ferocious bookmonsters.
“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