National Reading Month!

When my daughter started Pre-Kindergarten this past fall, she was ambivalent about anything educational.  We’d try working with her on her letters, and she’d give it a half-try.  For example, I’d draw a “T” on a piece of paper and ask her what letter it was.  Without even looking at what I’d written, she’s just spout off what ever answer came to mind.

“It’s a B!”

“No, try again.”


But then, something clicked recently.  Suddenly the alphabet makes sense, and more importantly, they’re making sense in a string.  As in words.  She’s spot reading certain words now, and actively trying to sound out letters to read words she sees at school and at home.

And it’s awesome.

It also makes me feel like patting myself and my husband on the back for reading to our kids so early and so often.

Which makes me super happy to celebrate National Reading Month.

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A while back, I featured Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke’s album Pleased To Meet You, which featured the fun and zany song “Animal Alphabet”.

In honor of National Reading Month, for one week only, Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke are offering a FREE SONG DOWNLOAD! All you have to do is head over to their Soundcloud page and click the download button, now through March 25th.

There’s also an accompanying “Animal Alphabet” app available from iTunes for 99 cents from Mibblio that features an alphabet made out of animals.  A literary zoo, so to speak.

To celebrate National Reading Month in style, I’m hosting a giveaway, with not one, but TWO prizes!  One lucky winner will receive a CD copy of Key Wild & Mr. Clarke’s Pleased to Meet You.  And another winner will receive a free app download.  All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter widget below by Wednesday, March 26th at 11:59pm EST.  Open to contiguous U.S. residents only.

Good luck and HAPPY READING!


  1. We are working on letters now! :) Depending on the day, and the attention span dictates what is or isn’t working. Oy!
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    • Yes, attention spans are pretty short at this age, aren’t they? Readiness is so hard to judge, too. For my daughter, she won’t do something unless SHE wants to. Any other time, and it’s an uphill battle.

  2. Sounds like a great app!
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  3. We are sounding out words now. B and D always are the trouble ones for us.
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    • Those are common ones for us, too. Lower case b and d are hard to differentiate, aren’t they?



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