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FREE eBook for Little Book Worms

Sock n Boots

Got a book worm at home?  Well, for the entire month of March, you can download an adorable (and did I mention, free?) eBook, to get your little reader reading.  Available as an app on Android™, iPad®, iPod® and iPhone®, "Sock n Boots Adventures” is an "educational and visually-stimulating storybook collection for children ages 1-8," with simple tales about playing safe and beating a fear of the dark.  

March is designated as National Reading Month, in conjunction with Dr. Seuss's birthday.  Children all over the world are encouraged to read for at least 20 minutes a day with family to set up a life-long love of books.

To mark its 15th Annual Read Across America Day, the National Education Association is expected to draw more than 45 million participants on Friday, March 2.

The lovable footwear duo hopes to make it not only across America, but also to at least 100 countries worldwide, with the stories already translated into seven languages: including Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French, and Arabic.

“It is a fact that children who read early and often develop stronger language skills, elevated self-confidence, greater creativity and broader imaginations,” says Sock's author, D.K. Smith. “Reading with your child for 20 minutes or more each day reinforces the parent-child bond that can last a lifetime.”

Even though the face of publishing is changing and many parents fear for the future of reading, the comprehension and fun factor between print and digital remains the same.  According to a survey by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, most children actually preferred reading an e-book to a printed one.

Of course, with young children, parent-child interactivity is a crucial component of reading comprehension.  

The iPad version comes with a “Write My Own Story” option, whereby parents and children can create alternative versions of the stories, or even record themselves reading together.

Without further ado, I give you, Sock n Boots. You're welcome!