Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Netflix Supports National Young Readers Week

When I was a child, I recall being very excited when my favorite books turned into movies and TV shows.  Specifically, The Baby-sitter's Club, Sweet Valley High, and Goosebumps.  There was something magical and intriguing about seeing your favorite book characters on the big screen.  I feel that every child should have the exciting experience of having storybook pages brought to life.

November 11-15 is National Young Readers Week.  My mom always brought me to the library when I was younger and I think that began my lifelong love of reading.  Although I don't read as much as I used to, I still enjoy a good book.  I believe that children should be read to as young as possible to instill a love of reading at an early age.  Young children love to be read to, and storytime at the library is a great way to encourage them to want to read. 

Netflix has come out with a list of 13 great titles based on kids' books, for kids of all ages.  There is a title to keep any age group interested. 

Big kids:
Escape to Witch Mountain
James and The Giant Peach
The Baby-Sitters Club
A Wrinkle in Time

Little kids:
Charlotte's Web
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories
The Magic School Bus
The Little Engine that Could
Stuart Little 2
Tell Tales: The Man Who Walked, Between the Towers, The Snowy Day, I Stink! and Trashy Town

For the teenagers and mom and dad, don't forget to watch one of Netflix's favorite novels that hit the big screen, The Hunger Games.  The sequel comes to theaters November 22nd. 

Now is a great time to introduce children to the timeless classics that you loved as a child too, such as Charlotte's Web or The Velveteen Rabbit. These titles have been adored for past generations and I'm sure future generations to come as well.  Make reading part of the wind-down routine before bedtime.  Read to your children, or if they're old enough, let them read alone.  This will help to create lasting memories and help to build a connection with reading. 

On the go or snuggling on the couch at home, families can watch storybook pages come alive, anytime, anywhere with Netflix.

*DISCLOSURE* I am being compensated as a member of Netflix's Stream Team.  This is my second post and all thoughts are my own. 

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for the info Sammi! I love to read too and have Netflix. A lot the shows listed I've seen but can't wait to check out the other shows! :)