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the 7 magic reasons children love little golden books

The 7 magic reasons children love Little Golden Books

Today is National Mother Goose Day! Mother Goose was one of the first 12 Little Golden Books released in 1942.  I want to share the 7 magical reasons children love Little Golden Books.

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1 This Little Golden Book belongs to

On the inside cover of every book is that special page. The page that made us want to learn how to write our own name. The page that made the book our own! Once our name was in it, it was ours! It is no secret that little ones want to have something that is just for them.

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2 Seeing the trademarked golden spine tells children that it is something they can read.

Moms and dad flip through magazines during trips to the store and while standing in line. Children are left just watching the adults. The National Enquirer doesn’t mean a lot to a 4 year old.

When mom or dad is pushing the cart at the store and a child sees the golden spine, they are compelled to reach out and grab it. While the grown ups are busy shopping the child can be easily self-entertained.

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3 Little Golden Books give a self esteem boost.

Books like The Little Red Caboose teach us at a young age that if finishing last is okay as long as you finish. Sometimes we need a little help to make it over the mountain.

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4 Little Golden Books often teach something.

Doctor Dan is beautiful. It shows children playing and one getting injured. Once his mom fixes his boo boo for him, he returns to his friends. When another friend gets injured, Dan repeats his mother’s steps to help his friend.

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5 Little Golden Books like Mother Goose feature memorable stories and nursery rhymes.

As a young child, there is a constant need to be a BIG KID. One of the signs of becoming a big kid is learning to read. Little Golden Books featuring Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes are simple enough for a young child to memorize after hearing it once or twice. The child can then “READ” the story and turn the pages.  While they haven’t learned to read yet, they experience the feelings of success.

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6 Little Golden Books help children deal with fears in a safe and playful way.

I think one of my all time favorite books as a young child was the Monster at the end of this Book staring LOVABLE, FURRY OLD GROVER!

I remember my dad reading it to me. My dad trying to save me by holding the pages closed and me laughing while trying to fight to turn the next page.

In the end Grover found out there was nothing to be afraid of. How often is that true for us, even as adults?

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7 And finally, because Little Golden Books knows children, embraces them, and meets them at their level.

If you recall in my Hello Kitty Food Truck post, there was a lot of disappointment to go around.

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I recently went to a Little Golden Books Bus Tour stop at Books Inc in Santa Clara, CA. I didn’t invite my grand daughter because I was afraid of a repeat of the Hello Kitty experience. I really wish I had taken her.

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The Tour Bus was interactive. There were puzzles, things to look at with a magnifying glass, magnets to remove and reveal the cover of Dr Dan, a tv, and so much more.

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Not only was it interactive, they had a Poky Little Puppy there to take photos with. There was a story time with the Books Inc employees. As if that was not enough, they set up an activity area where the children made their own Little Golden Books and enjoyed snacks.

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Because we love winning prizes when we are 7, I purchased up 6 Little Golden Books to giveaway while I was at Books Inc. The titles include Scruffy the Tugboat, Doctor Dan the Bandage Man,  The Little Red Caboose, The Poky Little Puppy, The Monster at the End of this Book and Another Monster at the End of this Book.

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You can enter below using the Gleam form! Good Luck!

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