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How can I save on children's books?

If you are lucky, your child wants a million books! They love to read and you want to give them every chance to do so. But, as we all know, children’s books can cost a bundle. But there are ways you can give your child all the books you can without breaking the bank. Here are few suggestions:

•    Car boot sales are a great place to find gently used children’s books and they are usually priced to sell. Arriving early to the weekend sales is best as the kids books usually go pretty fast.
•    Look in your community for used book stores that have a trade-in policy. Most will let you return books and give you credit for a few more. And, it is really fun to rifle through the shelves.
•    Some organizations have annual book sales. They take donations of books throughout the year and hold one large sale, usually a fund raiser, where books are super cheap. This is a great option for loading up on children’s books.
•    When it comes time for holiday gifts, make sure to let family members know that your child loves books. Most people would rather purchase a gift that is educational anyways.
•    Set up a book swap in your community. Contact other parents through the preschool to get people signed up. You can hold the event at the local park. If someone brings three books, they get to take three other books.
•    Lastly, don’t forget about your public library.

More questions

Sometime around the age of four, your child will begin to take an interest in his name. This is because he is starting to learn letters and can recognise those letters that belong in his name.
Get your child’s attention immediately by whispering to him - this let’s your child think that something fantastic is about to happen!
Most four year old children are just beginning to understand the concept that letters make words, and words tell a story.
At four years of age, most children are just beginning to understand the concept that letters make words, and words tell a story.
You will find that your child is a very willing little helper at this age. Let him help you with anything that you feel he is capable of doing - all these things will help to teach him responsibility.
A typical 4 year old child is usually able to count up to ten or more
At 4 years of age, a child’s learning method is very visual.
By three years old, your child is more aware of colours, and with a little help, he or she should be able to tell them apart, and name them, soon.
A typical 3 year old can hold up the correct number of fingers when they are asked how old they are.
Even though it’s too early for your three year old to learn how to read, you can help kick start the process with a few easy tips.