Hallmark helps dad foster a love of reading

As a stay at home mom I was fortunate to have plenty of time to interact and develop strong bonds with my children when they were young. However for my husband, who was the non stay at home parent it was often challenging to find the same time to bond. One way my husband bonded with my children was through reading. Both my children looked forward to that time together with their dad when he read to them at night.

Reading to children allows dad a chance to sit down fully focused on his child without any interruptions. Hallmark has some wonderful ways for dad to bond with his child this father’s day.

First up: Hallmark’s popular library of Recordable Storybooks allows dad and child to bring story time to life. Escape on an adventure with Lightning McQueen in Lightning McQueen and his Winning Team. Recordable Storybooks from Hallmark feature exclusive voice-capture technology that enables you to record each page of the  book and have it played back over and over as your child turns the pages. If your kids love the Disney original Cars, they’ll love this book about the movie’s own Lightning McQueen and friends, who are special in their own ways.

Hallmark currently has 23 Recordable Storybook titles available featuring both Hallmark original stories and literary favorites, plus a selection of titles available for the Christmas season.

This is a great idea for father’s  stationed overseas in the military.

Story Buddies

This clever little talking raccoon will steal both dad and child’s heart as he comes to life when dad reads key words aloud from his books. See if you and your child can solve the case with Watson in Watson and the Case of the Sneaky Stealer.  Simply press Watson’s ear to begin. Read the story aloud in a quiet place. Speak in a clear voice when you see the highlighted phrases. Listen as Watson chimes in with several different sounds throughout the book.

Watson has a few books to collect, and also a few friends such as Nugget the puppy, Christopher the bear,  and Abigail the bunny, Cooper, and Bigsby, too!.

Watson is also great for the class room. A teacher that I know uses Interactive storybooks and interactive story buddies in her classroom to foster a love of reading with her children. I think the interactive story buddies are a wonderful idea and they appear to work well with children.

Interactive Story Books and Story Buddies, as well as Hallmark Recordable Storybooks, are available at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores and other Hallmark retailers for $29.95.

An estimated 93 million cards are exchanged on Father’s Day, according to Hallmark. If you haven’t bought a Father’s Day card for the dad or grandpa in your life, Hallmark has some superhero-themed cards that just might suit.


For more information about any of the products you see listed here please visit Hallmark.com or Hallmark.ca.

About Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and spend time together — a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 38,000 retail outlets in the U.S., including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family.


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Congratulation to Kelly-Ann


Rose DesRochers is a Blogger, Writer, product reviewer and Founder of Today's Woman. Please feel free to contact me if you are a company with a product for me to review.


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    My husband’s first father’s day!

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  6. I love the CHRISTOPHER STORY BUDDY™ and Christopher can’t sleep book. My favorite father’s day memory would be just of my hubby and our 2 yr old son on the first father’s day. Our son was about 4 weeks old and they just spent the day together.

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  11. Lightning McQueen and His Winning Team would be my choice. My favorite Father’s Day memory is the year my Dad and I went horse back riding. It was special because it was just the two of us.

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  16. I like the Hey Diddle, Diddle!Recordable Storybook . My favorite Father’s Day memory was last year when I had my children make my husband and father a shirt with their handprints.

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  38. I would love to have the All About Dad & Me book. My favorite Father’s Day memory is from the first Father’s Day after our youngest was born. Seeing my husband with our completed family and all three of his babies was amazing!

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  42. I would like the Love You Forever storybook. One of my favorite Father’s Day was when my family got together for a reunion at a local park. It was great to see everyone and all my uncles, grandpas, my dad and all his cousins. It was a blast.

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