We've been reading to both our little ones since before they were even born. We read to them in the womb and we still read to them: board books, picture books, and, now, chapter books. We make the silly voices, we read them the same book a thousand times, and we read to them when we're tired. All this reading has turned our 7 year old into an avid reader. She often gets fussed at for turning her light back on after bedtime to read "one more chapter" and we recently read Harry Potter as a family. Our goal was to raise a reader and, so far, I think we're doing good.
We think that all parents should read to their children and we almost always gift books to our pregnant friends and for baby showers. It was a delight to recently find Brightly.
Brightly was created by a handful of parents and passionate bookworms to offer a journey into children's books. They believe reading has the power to illuminate kids' lives. Brightly offers books by ages and stages and helps parents grow lifelong readers by offering tricks and tips.
They just launched their Gift Shop, where you can get ready-to-go presents handpicked by the Brightly editors. The Brightly Baby gift box is perfect for a baby shower or toddler birthday gift! We're excited to gift it to our friends who are due in the next few months!
Brightly's ready-to-read gift sets are also great for long-distance grandparents and family members to share with little readers.
Brightly Baby Gift Set
The Brightly Baby gift set contains books to learn colors, numbers, and letters as well as alphabet blocks!
- Eric Carle's 1, 2, 3
- Duck & Goose Colors!
- Dr. Seuss's ABC
- Uncle Goose lowercase alphablanks
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Learn numbers in this sweet book with classic Eric Carle artwork.
Duck and Goose teach us about the colors around us in this easy-to-read board book.
Dr. Seuss entertains us with his antics, tongue twisters, and his silly characters in this ABC book.
The blocks fit nicely with this gift set and baby will love holding, stacking, and learning letters with this neutral set.
Be sure to check out their tips pages too. They have a variety of interesting articles like How to Help a Struggling Reader and How Board Books Help Kids Develop Emotional Intelligence.
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are our own. We were give samples to review.