Motivation and Reading Rituals

We have gathered the best practices in building independent reading skills, and developed the perfect books and tools to guide your child from reading pictures to reading words and sentences. Our program is all about play. The foundation of learning to read is the motivation to interact with books and printed words. Here are some of the ways The Tessy & Tab Reading Club will spark your child’s enthusiasm:

Your child will love their new friends, Tessy and Tab. First things first. You do what you love. Tessy and Tab are preschoolers, just like your child. They are in the real world, with things your child knows, doing things your child loves to do, and exploring things your child wonders about. Familiarity brings comfort and expertise.

Your child will begin to see herself or himself as a reader.Your child will build a collection of books that they are excited by because they can read them, with you, or all by themselves. No matter what age your child is, the stories and activities are accessible to them. The books are designed to reveal new layers of what books and reading can offer as your child naturally gains understanding and moves forward.

Your child will be excited by the daily (or nightly) delivery ritual of Tessy & Tab books.Getting a new book every day is exciting. Seeing what Tessy and Tab are doing in every new book is great fun. Whether you decide to put your child’s blue durable woven nylon Tessy & Tab Delivery Envelope in with the daily mail, or have it be a bedtime delivery, the moment of arrival is magical.

Your child will be proud of their big collection, and they will have fun keeping track. With every new book, your child gets the thrill of finding that book on their BIG, beautiful Tessy & Tab Collection Poster, placing their “I read it!” sticker on the poster and tucking the new book into its color-coded section in their sturdy Tessy & Tab Library Box.

After the child has received their full collection of 60 Tessy & Tab books, they will continue to want to play with them every day. You can evolve your ritual from receiving a new book to picking out their five favorites, reading those, and tucking them into the orange durable woven nylon Tessy & Tab Travel Tote to be ready to go anywhere your child wants to take them.


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