Q: Where can I find good books for boys?
A: The website www.allaboutbooks.org has several books that would interest boys in their catalog including:
page 2 – Things That Go Board Books
page 33 – I Love…Paperbacks (I love animals, dinosaurs, the farm, trucks, etc.)
page 41 – Amazing Machines Collection (Amazing Airplanes, Tremendous Tractors, Terrific Trains)
Q: What books do you recommend for children with visual or physical impairments?
A: The Kansas Talking Books program, part of the Kansas State Library, provides materials to qualifying Kansans with visual or physical impairments at no cost. Visit their website for more information: http://www.kslib.info/talking-books.html
Q: What are good books that depict fathers?
A: In the Scholastic Store on the Reach Out and Read website you will find the following books about dad’s:
Daddy Calls Me Man – AGT369327
Ten, Nine, Eight – AGT45583
On the Reach Out and Read website, on the Special Offers tab, go to Star Bright Books Special Offers, you will find:
Q: What books can I order that promote good behaviors?
A: On the All About Books website, www.allaboutbooks.org you will find:
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter Collection, page 34
Helping Hands, page 29
Berenstain Bears Collection, page 36
In the Scholastic Store on the Reach Out and Read website, www.reachoutandread.org you will find:
How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? AGT964950
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? AGT31682
Q: How can we promote literacy in our community?
A: Visit your local library to learn more about the statewide 6 by 6 program and encourage families to visit the library. Contact local churches, schools, clubs including boy scouts and girl scouts to let them know that you are promoting literacy at your practice and see if they will help you collect gently used books to give out. If you have more books that you need, then donate some to a shelter or Head Start program in your community.
Use your website and social media to promote daily reading, and what you are doing with Turn a Page. Touch a Mind.® (TAP-TAM).
KPF staff can provide you with a press release about TAP-TAM.
Q: How can I get more TAP-TAM promotional materials?
A: Contact Mel Hudelson at (913) 940-8965 or email@example.com if you need additional posters, bookmarks or book stickers.
Q: Can we include older children in the program?
A: Only children 6 months to 5 years are eligible to receive the new books at well-check visits that TAP-TAM provides. If you would like to continue to give books to children older than 5, then we recommend collecting gently used books to give to older children. Working with local schools, churches, and clubs to collect books is a good way to get started with a used book program. Contact Shanna Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about gently used books.
Q: Do you have any informational flyers to give to parents about the benefits of reading to children?
A: Yes, many studies have shown that reading daily with a young child improves vocabulary, language, and school readiness.
Download reading handout here.