Building a Kid's Confidence Through Reading

The TD Summer Reading Club

by: Amanda W
Literacy Is So Important

We asked Canadian blogger and YMC Member, Amanda Watters, to sign her kids up for the TD Summer Reading Club and share their experience. Read Amanda’s story...

Amanda Watters

Multi-Testing Mommy

From the time I found out I was pregnant, one of the very first things that I made sure to do was to read to my babies! My husband and I chose one favourite book, Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and we read it to my tummy almost every day. At the time, I was a Kindergarten teacher and children's literacy was such a passion of mine (it still is!). 

We have books all over our house; in the basement, in the kitchen, in the family room, in the bedrooms and more. 

One thing that I have done with my children each summer is to sign them up for the TD Summer Reading Club at our local library.

Read Amanda’s full story here…

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Amanda is the publisher of Multi-Testing Mommy and co-author of Canadian Moms Cook.  She is also the Social media Manager of MommiesFirst, a care package subscription service for pregnant women and new Moms.

Prior to becoming a Mom, Amanda taught Kindergarten and music.  After having her daughter in 2005, she switched gears and now also has a son born in 2008 and enjoys working from home and taking care of her family.

You can be sure to find Amanda playing with her kids, writing on her computer, "tweeting on her phone", singing in the car, line dancing or baking in the kitchen!