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

EarlyShirts.com logoWhen 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!

cowgirlG EarlyShirts.comTake 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!

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  1. Jil says:

    Can’t wait to check them out!

  2. JennB says:

    Picking a favorite book is like picking a favorite child… 😉 As a family we love Llama Llama. My favorite childhood book is Bridge to Terabithia.

    I’m not going to enter since I won the last giveaway, but these shirts are so awesome. I will definitely go back to the site.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      So true isn’t it lol?!

  3. Dyani Jaime says:

    Oh how can I pick a favorite?! I will say we absolutely love the Harry Potter series in my house!! We’ve been slowly reading them as a family; I say slowly because we stop quite a bit for discussions about spells, enchantments, and how mean Draco can be!!

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan so this made me smile! Can’t wait for the new movie 🙂

  4. Hannah says:

    Love the little house in the prairie books and am anxious to read them aloud to my girls!

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      Cowgirl G loves them!

  5. Shawna says:

    the chronicles of Narnia. I am esp find of the majicians nephew

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      Such a great series!

  6. Elaine Gallagher says:

    My favorite book has to be “A Terrible Glory,” by Jim Donovan.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I don’t know that one, I’m going to have to check it out!

  7. Audrey Stewart says:

    At this moment it is The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I’ll have to look into that one Audrey 🙂

  8. Karen Key says:

    My favorite book is the Bible. It’s full of ordinary people doing extraordinary things through God. The words are alive!
    Thanks. The shirt looks awesome

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      It’s one I return to again and again myself!

  9. beth says:

    Pride and Prejudice is my favorite.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      Huge fan of Jane here too!

  10. Little house on the prairie is my favorite

  11. Irene Cypher says:

    I don’t have a favorite book but I have favorite authors. One is Agatha Christie and the other for fun reading is Lilian Jackson Braun.

  12. KENNETH OHL says:

    little house on the prairie

  13. Danielle A. says:

    The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson

  14. Morrighan Crowe Anne Perry says:

    Frances is my favorite book.

  15. deanna says:

    My favorite book is Marley and Me. I love dog stories.

  16. Amanda Patterson says:

    I love Frankenstein, Of Mice and Men, the Harry Potter series, and The Little House on the Prairie series

  17. Sarah Gillespie says:

    My favorite book of all time is Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. If you haven’t read it and have teen/tween readers I HIGHLY recommend it.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      It’s one of my fav…it started me on a WWII historical fiction obsession that continues to this day.

      1. Sarah Gillespie says:

        Such an amazing book! I first read it in fifth grade and have probably read it 100 times since.

  18. Gladys M says:

    My boys enjoy the Geronimo Stilton series.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I’ll have to check that series out, I haven’t heard of it!

  19. Brandi Dawn says:

    My favorite book is A Tale of Two Cities! …if I HAVE to pick just one. Dickens is my favorite author anyhow so If I had to pick several, well then, you get it. I love to read and have so many favorites, though!

  20. Sarah Trottier says:

    There are so many great books. I think my favorite to read to my boys when they were little was Go Away Big Green Monster.

  21. Jenny Scheldberg says:

    Anne of Green Gables is probably my most favorite.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I love that series 🙂

  22. MelissaandKeith Miller says:

    Where the sidewalk ends
    Love reading this to my children

  23. RobtJr60 says:

    These are wonderfully inspiring T-shirts! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  24. Corey Olomon says:

    My favorite in To Kill a Mocking Bird.

  25. allyson tice says:

    my favorite book is Little Women!

  26. natasha lamoreux says:

    I love Harry Potter books!

  27. Senna Kory says:

    My favorite has to be the Name of the Wind!

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I don’t know that one!

  28. stephanie scales campbell says:

    My favorite book is The Notebook By Nicholas Sparks

  29. Nancy Bowers says:

    My favorite book is the bible but I also like to read Amish fiction.

  30. Jamie Williams says:

    My favorite book is The Polar Express.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      Great one for this time of year!

  31. Theresa N says:

    l Love lots of them but maybe An Embarrassment of Riches by Gerald Hanson.

  32. Nancy says:

    My favorite book is Anne of Green Gables.

  33. pamela j says:

    I have so many, and they change as I read more.

  34. Terry Stevens says:

    It has been about 10 years since I’ve been able to pick up a book so really don’t have a favorite. I cannot hold the book due to a disability.

  35. Leah Shumack says:

    The Harry Potter books are still my favorites to this day!

  36. Shea Balentine says:

    My favorite book is my Bible =) However, The Orphan Train Trilogy is next on the list =)

  37. LeAnn Harbert says:

    I read my boys Love You Forever all the time.

  38. Nicole Martin says:

    Fifty Shades!

  39. wen budro says:

    My favorite book has always been, “Peter Pan.” This sounds like a great program to get kids reading.

  40. renee says:

    I can’t possibly pick one all time favorite, but I love reading the Mr. Pusskins books with my kids.

  41. jaimeb says:

    That’s a really hard question. I can not tell you for sure what my favorite book is, as I’m sure that there are many that I would love more if I re read them. I can tell you that my favorite book, recently, has been The Winter Garden.

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