Barnes & Nobles Steps Up Their Game
As a kid, I was obsessed with books. Going to a book store with my Aunt was one of my favorite parts of growing up, next to reading all of my cousin’s Babysitter Club & Sweet Valley High books.
I’ve made it my mission to frequent book stores with my kids and get books in their hands immediately. Making this a huge part of their early childhood has started to excite them and now, they request it. Can you believe it? My two boys genuinely enjoy a new book just as much as a new toy. Cue geeky mom moment here.
Over the weekend we went for a late night run to Barnes & Nobles, just to see what’s new. Although I love reading, I have a special spot for beautifully illustrated children’s books.
With that said, I came across two books that I had to share,
“Happy” by Pharrell Williams and “I love you too” by Ziggy Marley.
“Happy” struck a chord because, although it’s not an illustrated book, it showcases real kids – Happy. The boys loved it.
Ziggy, on the other hand, finds comforting words to reflect on family time and demonstrating the importance of expression.
Another amazing find was the “What Kids Are Doing Now” section. My oldest son is just learning to read now, so although I emphasize picking a book he can read, he also likes hobby books.
Since deciding to change careers, I’ve had to learn (self teach on YouTube) how to code a website. When you want something done right, you do it yourself. When I was a kid there was no such thing as coding for kids…however, today this is a very popular topic.
Books are now available for kids to learn the language, sites are up just for them to tinker on and parents and kids can bond over a uber lucrative profession as young as elementary school. How freaking cool?!
As a blogger, there was nothing else that excited me more than this book. “How to be a blogger and vlogger in 10 easy lessons.” Super easy, step-by-step directions for kids who identify as writers and digital Influencers.
Although my kids are too small to blog, they have a significant amount of digital presence and I believe, it’s never too young to tap into this conversation.
Fellow moms and dads, share your stories. What are some of your favorite book finds? Any amazing sites worth knowing? Let me hear it – comment below!