Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Spotlight and Giveaway: Peter Pan in 20 Minutes a Day

As a former English teacher and certified reading specialist, I know how important it is to read-aloud to your child with the goal being twenty minutes a day. Even older children benefit from an adult reading aloud to them, which is one of the many misconceptions I encountered when I was teaching. Many parents think that once a child can read independently, that there's no benefits to an adult reading aloud.  So untrue! All ages can benefit from an adult reading aloud to them, especially in combination with a meaningful discussion. Often times parents don't know what questions to ask or what to even discuss to keep things lively, so when I came across Bushel & Peck's Read Aloud Kids Classics, I was thrilled.  The English teacher in me practically jumped for joy as the classics are so important and often overlooked. Any prior knowledge we can give our children regarding classic literature will give them an edge in any classroom.  Whether it be Peter Pan, a novel by Charles Dickens, Greek mythology, or more, classics are invaluable.



Thanks to Bushel & Peck, they gave me a gifted copy of Peter Pan in 20 Minutes a Day.  I love this concept, because not only is the goal to read aloud to children for twenty minutes a day, I love that the story is already chunked into manageable portions.  It's the unabridged text, so it isn't "dumbed-down" and after each section there's meaningful questions that lend itself to thoughtful discussions.  The challenging vocabulary words are in bold face and the definitions are off to the side, which I thought was fantastic and very helpful to parents.  Even my kindergartner noticed this and was asking for the definition to particular words. 



I absolutely adored reading Peter Pan in 20 Minutes a Day with my boys. I forgot how fantastic the original story is and we often found ourselves discussing the Disney version verses J.M. Barrie's original story. There's so many meaningful quotes in Peter Pan that truly hit home.  


“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!” 

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” 


I am so happy I could read and enjoy such a timeless tale with my sons. In the Read Aloud Kids Classics series, they currently have Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, The Wind in the Willows and The Secret Garden. I taught A Christmas Carol for years, and I know that a book like this would be a perfect addition to the classroom or curriculum, especially for children who want an unabridged version chunked into manageable pieces.  Coming out this fall in this series is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Treasure Island.

When I was offered the chance to partner up with Bushel & Peck, I knew I had to take this opportunity, because they are doing such great work. For every book they sell, they donate to kids in need through their literacy partners, which include teachers, librarians, non-profits and more. To learn more about their donation process, visit their website.   You can also connect with them on Facebook and Instagram.  Also, you can purchase your own copy of Peter Pan in 20 Minutes a Day here.  Literature lovers, be sure to check out their website, because they have gorgeous books coming out like Illustrated Robert Frost and Illustrated Emily Dickinson.  Swoon!

Thanks to Bushel & Peck, I am hosting a giveaway for Peter Pan in 20 Minutes a Day to one lucky reader.  Please enter in the rafflecopter below and refer to my giveaway rules. Good luck!

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  1. This book sounds incredible - a great way to introduce kids to the classics!

    1. Yes, it truly is! I wish I had these books when I was teaching classics like Treasure Island and A Christmas Carol. Thanks for visiting, Angela.

  2. I love the concept of this book. I think it is a perfect thing for my hyperactive nephew ;-) Thank you for introducing me to Bushel and Peck. I always pick a new book every holiday and visit with the children of my loved ones and I love that they give me all the types of books in one place I already seek out.


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