EarlyShirts.com and Childhood Literacy #giveaway
Posted October 24, 2016 by Prairie Wife - 60 comments
The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.
– National Commission on Reading, 1985
When the lovely people over at EarlyShirts.com approached me about their company I was super excited to tell our readers about it!
Many of you know that I used to be a first grade teacher.
As a teacher at a school where the majority of families were low income I saw first hand how books at home (or the lack of) directly effected their success in my classroom.
In middle-income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13 to 1, in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children.
-Neuman, Susan B. and David K. Dickinson, ed. Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 2. New York, NY: 2006, p. 31
The concept over at EarlyShirts.com is simple…
You buy a shirt and they buy a book for a child in need.
They’ve partnered with Raising Readers in Wyoming, an organization that has already donated more than 400,000 books to Wyoming children!
Take a look at all there amazing (and clever) designs . They have shirts for men, women, and children available. Did I mention they have FREE shipping?!
Put EarlyShirts.com on your “stop back and buy” list for when it’s a bit closer to the holidays. These bold and unique shirts are the perfect gift for everyone in your family, and you’ll be giving the gift of early literacy to a needy child!
I was SO thrilled when they sent me this shirt for Cowgirl G…it’s kind of her mantra! And make sure you check out our Instagram feed this week to see me rocking my fabulous shirt from EarlyShirts.com.
The awesome crew over at EarlyShirts.com is giving two of our readers a chance to win their very own shirt!
All you HAVE to do to enter to WIN is comment below and let us know what your favorite book is! It could be your persona fav or your fav to read to your kiddos…let us know!
You can earn more points by following us on social media, please be honest, we WILL be checking!
PS: Don’t forget to check out EarlyShirts.com blog for tips on how to raise readers, great books for kids and more!