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Promote Reading With Book-Themed Toys

These toys -- coupled with the book they are from -- make wonderful gifts.
on October 02, 2014
 

Young children are masters at play. Long before they are able to connect letter shapes to letter sounds they can create stories with toys. Why not use that natural desire to play and connect to their toys to promote literacy in your home? Children desire deep connections, and reading about their favorite toy or playing with something from their favorite book is a fantastic way to extend reading into play. 

 

These toys -- coupled with the book they are from -- make wonderful gifts. When you wrap them up together you are also wrapping up something so much more important -- the message that reading is a gift! 

 

 

Here are 13 wonderful toys based on great children's books. 

 

 

 

 

Babar at the Art Museum Magnetic Characters 

 

Eric Carle Magnets 

 

Fancy Nancy Game 

 

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Plush 

 

Goodnight Moon Story Props 

 

Harold and the Purple Crayon Game 

 

Horton Hears a Who Finger Puppet Set

 

Llama, Llama Red Pajama Doll 

 

Madeline Tea Set 

 

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Travel Activity Set

 

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Puppet 

 

Scaredy Squirrel Plush Puppet 

 

Where the Wild Things Are Floor Puzzle 

 

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