For over 100 years our worldwide mission at Scholastic has been to seed in children a lifelong love of reading and learning.
Through reading, children develop phonemic awareness, word knowledge, vocabulary and critical thinking skills. By valuing books, they experience the power of stories to spark their imagination and stimulate their curiosity. Simply put, reading helps to develop a child's brain and advances their social and communication skills.
Before children are able to read independently, parents can help them by reading aloud to them and discussing the stories they share. By experiencing the joys of reading in this way, children gain confidence to learn to read for themselves and ultimately to choose their own reading preferences.
At Scholastic, we believe that every child deserves access to quality and affordable books, so we offer Value Books on each issue of Book Club.
Value Books are carefully selected and levelled by our editors for their quality and affordability. We ensure we offer Value Books that match the reading ages and interests of children from Early Years to Upper Primary, and that these books cover a range of genres to cater to the widest audience possible. Parents can use Value Books to kick-start their child’s reading journey, and children can use their pocket money to buy a Value Book to build their own home library.
Remember, every moment your child spends reading a book, either alone, or together with you, strengthens the bond between you and sets them up for future success.
Written by: Luzanne Bull