Childhood Reading And The Reasons It's So Important

Importance of Positive Role Models in Early Childhood Reading

Childhood Reading And The Reasons It’s So Critical

Books create imaginary worlds and are fun to read. Your child “travels” vicariously to remote story tale locations and their imagination goes wild. As you know, early reading creates the traditional increased vocabulary but it also helps to shape your child’s self-identity. In our post, we’ve teamed up with Jayce the Bee  to explain the importance of childhood reading. Furthermore, we’ll discuss why strong character leads are beneficial as well. Continue reading to learn more.


Former First Lady Michelle Obama sharing story time with Jayce the Bee. Childhood reading is an important and fundamental tool for any classroom.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama sharing story time with Jayce the Bee. Childhood reading is an important and fundamental tool for any classroom.

What are positive affirmations?

For those who’ve never used positive affirmations, let me break it down for a minute. Positive affirmations are literally speaking good things out loud so that you can hear them. It’s more intentional than thinking good vibes; it’s actually saying, in repetition, all the positive things you want yourself to know. For example, “I am strong,” or “I can do anything I put my mind to.” By listening to yourself say positive messages, your actions will be influenced to do positive things.

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How does it apply to childhood reading?

With that being said, let’s talk about how positive affirmations apply to childhood reading. Often, I find myself reading out loud to my children during book time. My kids are literally listening to every word I say. Since the words that our ears hear affect our actions, I find it important to read books that speak life.  Just as positive affirmations influence our thoughts and behaviors, other words spoken aloud do the same. After reviewing Jayce, A Bee Adventure for myself, I feel confident that the book has a clear message of positivity and self assertion.

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Benefits of early childhood reading:

  • Teaches social awareness
  • Practices language and spelling
  • Develops association with positive role models
  • Provides outlets for imagination
  • Sets the tone for further academics
Childhood Reading and the reason it is important. Early literacy can increase long term learning and behaviors that are beneficial for academics. Children's books help as teaching resources for childhood reading. We've teamed up with Jayce the Bee to talk about youth and reading.
Childhood Reading and the reason it is important. Early literacy can increase long term learning and behaviors that are beneficial for academics. Children’s books help as teaching resources for childhood reading. We’ve teamed up with Jayce the Bee to talk about youth and reading.

More about the Jayce the Bee Series

Jayce the Bee is a fun loving character that is not afraid to be an individual. The story lines are fun and direct with several supporting characters. Within each book, there is a new adventure and unique set of challenges. For instance, with Jayce, A Bee Adventure, we are introduced to the hive. In  Journey to the Polka-Dot Village, we learn about exploring new territories. All of the books within the series are written and illustrated solely by Calvin Reynolds. Furthermore, the books contain a full saturation of color and contrast to make every page pop.Your children will love the entire collection.

So, that wraps things up for now. Don’t forget to drop us a comment on your favorite children’s book. As always, take care and when your hands are full, live your life to the fullest.


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  • Stacy

    My son is almost 2 and he is so into books right now. I’m so happy he will pick a book over a toy.

    • Post authorFullestMom

      That is great! Books can be the cornerstone to unplugging. Hope you guys get to check out our featured book, Jayce: A Bee Adventure. It truly is wonderful.

  • Georgiana

    I’m a HUGE advocate of childhood reading. We read to our kids from infancy, and guess what? We still read aloud (the youngest two are pre-teens.) Literacy matters.

    • Post authorFullestMom

      I remember loving the library as a pre-teen. Glad yours are doing so well. It can be a lost art sometimes. Especially when there is so much competition for our children’s time. Thank you so much for commenting.

  • Stefani @ Crafty Christian

    I really need to check out these books! My boys love books, and I try to encourage it constantly.

    Stefani @ Crafty Christian
    • Post authorFullestMom

      You can go to and preview some pages for discernment. Personally, my kids thought the graphics were super cool. Then, as I read, my son smiled because he said, “Being different is okay.” It really made me fall in love with the book. I can’t wait until the next adventure comes out in 2017.

  • Elizabeth Doren

    1000x absolutely yes. It’s such a simple and FREE thing we can do to prepare our kids for school, test taking and beyond.

    Elizabeth Doren
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Right with you, Elizabeth. The words we say and the words they view, all tie hand and hand with molding their mindset. Good reading material is vital. Thank you for commenting.

  • Shann Eva

    All three of my boys love being read to, and I love reading to them. This looks like a wonderful book, and I can’t wait to check it out. The message is so important.

    Shann Eva
    • Post authorFullestMom

      They really are very good books. Visually stunning; and, more important, strong in their messages. Jayce the bee, was born without a stinger. Yet, it does not stop him from becoming a leader and accepting his difference. If you want to read a few pages for yourself, make sure to check the book’s website at

  • Leah

    Yes! I write a lot about choosing good books for children. I think that we have been told that we should read whatever we can to kids, and it doesn’t matter what the content or message is. But giving them encouraging or inspiring ideas to think about is important! Plus, dumb books drive me crazy 🙂

    • Post authorFullestMom

      My son’s school requires him to use an online reader for 10 minutes a day. The school chooses the books and they are designed for his age group. Although the fundamentals are important, some of these books contain only 10 words and he finds them really un-engaging. There is nothing wrong with the books but I find we have to give a little more at times. Thank you Leah for commenting.

  • Christine Em

    My kids were big book readers but over the years they slowly stopped. Out of 5 theres only 1 that continues reading. I think its the best thing for them when they’re little. Oh and awesome news that Jayce the Bee will undertake another adventure 🙂

    Christine Em
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Yes, we are pretty excited about the new adventure next year. I’m sure there will be phases of reading excitement, and reading boredom. Kids are sponges and they are trying to soak up the world. Their interests are all over the place when they are young. Maybe show them the Jayce the Bee website and let them read a few pages for themselves. It could re-spark an interest.

  • Susan Croox

    My daughter is five and is a voracious reader. She spent two hours reading her children”s Bible today! I don’t always think about monitoring her books, but this is a good consideration.

    Susan Croox
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Well, in my personal opinion, you can never go wrong with the Bible. But, without being too critical, sometimes books can be more focused on sales than on content. It’s pretty good just to read through, even if just once to understand. Thank you for commenting. I hope you have a wonderful day.

  • Savannah

    Books are absolutely incredible-and they really can take you WHEREVER you want to go. I LOVE books with strong messages. As my son grows, I want to feed his imagination with dragons, and adventure, stories, and fantasy! He’s only 18 months and already has an absolute love of reading. Thank you so much for sharing! <3

    • Post authorFullestMom

      That is wonderful! Oh happy boy! I used to love books as a child too. Glad you guys can share all those special moments.

  • Tiffany |

    Thank you for the book recommendation. I am always on the look out for books to add to our collection. I 100% agree with you on the importance of speaking life over our kiddos! It is always good to be reminded.

    Tiffany |
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you, Tiffany. Life is the one thing our future generations need to value and hold on to. I’m so happy you are a speak life mom 🙂

  • Inez

    Oh yes, I couldn’t agree more… “kids need to be surrounded with things that speak life”. This is SO SO true!! And books really do this.

    • Post authorFullestMom

      Yes ma’am. I’m very happy for speak life moms! Take care and bless your little one.

  • Shahira

    Absolutely agree with you. My baby loves looking at her picture books. As a child, I used to love reading and I know it fostered my hobby of writing too.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Post authorFullestMom

      Yes. This is very true. I always feel we expel what we input. If we study literature, we will most likely create it. Thank you for commenting.

  • Becca

    I read to my daughter every night, even though she has no idea what I” saying haha! I think starting them reading early is so important.

    • Post authorFullestMom

      Yes, it truly is. The kids love the books.

  • Crystal

    I read to my older kids SOO much when they were little. I don’t read to the littles nearly enough now as we are so much busier. I should put in the efoort to do better though.

    • Post authorFullestMom

      Mama, just do what works for your family. Your consciousness and effort are what’s needed. There will be seasons of a lot of this, or a little of that. Just nurture things as they come 🙂

  • Heidi @ Grow Family Love

    Reading is so important for children! I love reading with my little ones and hearing about what my older children have learned from books they are reading. My favorite book to teach reading with is the Bible. I can do basics for little ones and longer chapters/books for older children.

    Heidi @ Grow Family Love
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Yes, the Bible is an excellent teacher. I’m glad to hear that your little ones enjoy reading.

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