Feb 052017
 

If I Built a Car

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a new, age-appropriate books to a child every month until their 5th birthday.  For children born in 2012, but haven’t yet turned 5, they can expect to receive some of these Blue Ribbon books selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, containing the following age-appropriate characteristics:

  • School preparation and readiness
  • Use rebus (pictures used for words)
  • Science – non-fiction
  • Folk tales
  • Thank you, appreciation
  • Rhymes and poetry

In addition to promoting age-appropriate language and literacy skills, books are chosen to promote a love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.

Blue Ribbon selections for children born in 2012 are:

 

Interested in the book list for other ages?

 

Feb 042017
 

The Perfect Present

Your 4-year-old’s language skills are expanding so quickly! In addition to speaking more complex sentences, they are beginning to associate specific letters with sounds.  To nuture their love of reading, these Blue Ribbon books selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library contain the following age-appropriate characteristics:

  • School preparation and readiness
  • Use rebus (pictures used for words)
  • Science – non-fiction
  • Folk tales
  • Thank you, appreciation
  • Rhymes and poetry

They also build on concepts such as:

  • More complex stories – hero, complication, resolution
  • Diversity of others – faces, environment – OK to be different
  • Play, humor, fun
  • Nursery rhymes and poetry

In addition to promoting age-appropriate language and literacy skills, books are chosen to promote a love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.

Blue Ribbon selections for children born in 2013 are:

 

Interested in the book list for other ages?

Feb 032017
 

Little Owl’s Night

Your 3-year-old’s little brain is amazing! They can now listen to and understand conversations, stories, songs and poems.  They even understand that the letters in books are telling readers what to say!  The Blue Ribbon books selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library contain the following age-appropriate characteristics to foster your 3-year-old’s language skills and imagination:

  • More complex stories – hero, complication, resolution
  • Diversity of others – faces, environment – OK to be different
  • Play, humor, fun
  • Nursery rhymes and poetry

They also build on concepts such as:

  • Wordless books – build your own story (reader and child)
  • Values and character
  • Issues – fear, conflict, love, safety
  • Colors, letters, numbers
  • Nursery rhymes

In addition to promoting age-appropriate language and literacy skills, books are chosen to promote a love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.

Blue Ribbon selections for children born in 2014 are:

 

Interested in the book list for other ages?

Feb 022017
 

Just One More

By now, your 2-year-old can sing the ABCs and even pretends to read. Laying the foundation for reading and writing, these Blue Ribbon books have been hand-selected by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library literacy experts for containing characteristics specific to their age appropriateness including:

  • Wordless books – build your own story (reader and child)
  • Values and character
  • Issues – fear, conflict, love, safety
  • Colors, letters, numbers
  • Nursery rhymes

They also build on concepts such as:

  • Repetition and predictability – generate language
  • Motor skills
  • “Self-help” activities – things children can do, things familiar in their daily life
  • Use of real photo illustration
  • Body awareness
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Colors, letters, numbers

In addition to promoting age-appropriate language and literacy skills, books are chosen to promote a love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.

Blue Ribbon selections for children born in 2015 are:

 

Interested in the book list for other ages?

Feb 012017
 

Good Night Gorilla

Your 1-year-old may not be able to read just yet, but their brain is rapidly developing.  To help your child develop the literacy and language skills needed to be successful later in life, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Blue Ribbon books contain characteristics specific to their age appropriateness including:

  • Repetition and predictability – generate language
  • Motor skills
  • “Self-help” activities – things children can do, things familiar in their daily life
  • Use of real photo illustration
  • Body awareness
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Colors, letters, numbers

They also build on concepts such as:

  • Vision – bright, big, colorful
  • Touch – board pages
  • Rhyme and rhythm
  • Simple – easy to use
  • Minimal text – point and say
  • Playful sound
  • Nurture – attachment- lullaby themes

In addition to promoting age-appropriate language and literacy skills, books are chosen to promote a love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.

Blue Ribbon selections for children born in 2016 are:

 

Interested in the book list for other ages?

Jan 302017
 

Baby Sounds

At birth, an infant’s brain is developing rapidly and the experiences we provide encourage brain connections that increase lifelong literacy and language skills.  To develop these skills in infants, Blue Ribbon books selected by the literacy experts at Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library contain characteristics specific to their age appropriateness including:

  • Vision – bright, big, colorful
  • Touch – board pages
  • Rhyme and rhythm
  • Simple – easy to use
  • Minimal text – point and say
  • Playful sound
  • Nurture – attachment- lullaby themes

In addition to promoting age-appropriate language and literacy skills, books are chosen to promote a love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.

Blue Ribbon selections for children born in 2017 are:

 

Interested in the book list for other ages?

Jan 132017
 

With our final 2016 book mailing in December, we have sent 56,934 books to children throughout South Carolina.

If we lined the books up end to end, the line would be almost 10 miles long!

Dec 062016
 

nov-16-book-mailingsWith November’s books in mailboxes, My First Books SC has sent more 54,360 free books to children under the age of 5 in South Carolina.

Nov 172016
 

Love My Mommy Book CoverIn “I Love My Mommy Because” by Laurel Porter Gaylord, your infant can relate to the ways animal mommies care for their babies.  Each adorable animal mommy and baby illustration shows all of the wonderful things mommies do every day. Reading “I Love My Mommy Because,” which will be mailed in November to infants in Group 1 (born in 2016), is a great way to spend cuddle time with your baby.

Each book from the Imagination Library is hand-selected by education experts to promote the love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics.  Group 1 books also contain the following age-appropriate concepts:

  • Vision – bright, big, colorful
  • Touch – board pages
  • Rhyme and rhythm
  • Simple – easy to use
  • Minimal text – point and say
  • Nurture – attachment- lullaby themes

Follow My First Books SC on pinterest for resources and fun activities you can do with your child as you read books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Nov 162016
 

ABC Look at Me Book Cover“ABC Look At Me,” a fun, interactive book by Roberta Intrater, will be sent to Group 2 children (born in 2015) in the month of November.  Your child will love the bold colors of the letters and the smiling faces featured throughout.  This “lift and learn” book contains over 40 flaps your child can lift to reveal surprises (and promote motor skills!).

Each book from the Imagination Library is hand-selected by education experts to promote the love of reading and learning; regard for diversity of people, their roles, culture, and environment; promotion of self-esteem and confidence, appreciation of art and aesthetics. Group 2 books also contain the following age-appropriate concepts:

  • Repetition and predictability to generate language skills
  • Motor skills
  • “Self-help” activities – things children can do, things familiar in their daily life
  • Use of real photo illustration
  • Body awareness
  • Colors, letters, numbers

Follow My First Books SC on pinterest for resources and fun activities you can do with your child as you read books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

© 2016 Palmetto Project Site design by DesignTechWeb