All By Myself: Child’s First Book Contest

Share Your Child’s First Book For a $75 Amazon.com Gift Card | So Easy To Win This Contest!

Very Happy Boy With Book

Time and time again parents are told that reading to your child as early as birth and teaching your child to read early is important for development and will lead to life long success.  Here at North Shore Pediatric Therapy we couldn’t agree more!  Encouragement from parents, teachers, siblings and peers is an important motivator, and of course, so is a good book!

At North Shore Pediatric Therapy we want to provide you with a list of parent tested titles to get your child excited about reading. We know that parents are the field experts so we want your help!  And of course we will reward you for your opinion!

Contest Details: Share Your Favorite Book And Win!

  1. Become a fan of our Facebook Page by liking us here:
  2. Write the name of the first book your child read independently in the comments section of this blog post. Feel free to add additional comments about why you think your child had success with this book or how you got them interested in reading.
  3. Then thumbs up your favorite suggestions form others
  4. Finally, share this contest on your facebook and encourage your friends to like your suggestion!  Don’t have a child old enough to read yet? Don’t worry, you can tell us about your first book.

On July 14 (10:00pm CST) the author of the most voted comment will win a $75.00 Amazon.com gift card. That’s enough to buy plenty of new books for your children to get excited about (and a few for you as well).

At the end of the contest we’ll also be posting a blog with the top 10 beginning readers titles and some comments and input from you as well.

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For more information on how to get your child reading, visit our Orton-Gillingham Reading Program by clicking here.

13 replies
  1. Deborah Michael
    Deborah Michael says:

    My child read Dr. Seuss books first but his first love was GO AWAY BIG GREEN MONSTER !by Ed Emberly and that wasa the one he read by memory first because we read it so many times. It was so fun to read and act out! Go get it and enjoy!

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  2. Marci Schor
    Marci Schor says:

    My child’s first book was Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman. I am a kindergarten teacher and I find this book is a wonderful first independent reader because it has so many simple sight words yet it looks like a “Big kid” book so the children feel like they are truly readers! Not much of a storyline but it is perfect silliness for 5,6 year olds. They use great emergent reading skills as they work through the book. When they don’t recognize a word, they only need to look at the pictures to help them figure it out! It’s a great book!

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  3. Mommy Perks
    Mommy Perks says:

    I have three children. My eldest son is now 12. I don’t recall his first book, as we always had so many books around. The first book he read on his own was probably a picture book with simple words like “ball” or “mom” or “coat.” I now have a 4 year old and a 2 year old, also. We read with them daily. My 4 year old memorized a book that I wrote/created for her called, “We love you…just the way you are!” That was her first memorized story. My 2 year old hasn’t memorized any books as of yet.

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  4. Mommy Perks
    Mommy Perks says:

    I have three children. My eldest son is now 12. I don’t recall his first book, as we always had so many books around. The first book he read on his own was probably a picture book with simple words like “ball” or “mom” or “coat.” I now have a 4 year old and a 2 year old, also. We read with them daily. My 4 year old memorized a book that I wrote/created for her called, “We love you…just the way you are!” That was her first memorized story. My 2 year old hasn’t memorized any books as of yet.

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  5. Megan C
    Megan C says:

    My firstborn’s favorite book was “The Belly Button Book” by Sandra Boynton. My second born’s was “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

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    • Megan C
      Megan C says:

      I should add “Go Dog, Go” to that list, as well. Both girls have enjoyed practicing their reading skills with that book, too.

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  6. MonicaM
    MonicaM says:

    Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear was my sons first book! Read to him about 10 times a day! he loved that book (8

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  7. Dianehular16
    Dianehular16 says:

    the first ever book i have read is: My Uncle’s Donkey by Tohby Riddle as what my mother told me 🙂 she told me that i always read and read it..she also told me that i really really love it to the extent that i always hold it! really!

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