Daddy, There's A Noise Outside is a great idea for a children's book. Helping dads find good stories for their little ones is pretty fundamental to children learning to love a good story. My dad never read to me as a child but I always loved when my mom would read great mystery and adventure tales. Early books in my life shaped so much of my creativity.
My dad imparted a love of storytelling and I think the Fathers Inc publisher is on to a really lovely idea; getting dads to read more.
I believe this year will be filled with parents trying to explain social issues at younger and younger ages. Whatever your stand on issues, it is a helpful to begin having books that help tell the story of the world to our gummy bears.
Dads are such a lovely and important part of a child's early learning. Don't let a busy schedule distract you from reading with your little one.
Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that.
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