To lead children into reading proficiency, we must first activate the emotional needs that the artful language and the compelling illustrations touch in them.
The representations in books of things familiar to the new reader paves the way for them to develop lifelong affection for books and reading.
Deep sources of ideas and information, like books, fortify family and community cultures.
THE central goal of a good education is joyful, daily reading and learning…for life.
Science gives us microscopic and macro views of the world. Consider how both can inform the science of literacy education.
Book giving should be a much more elaborate interaction between giver and the receiver than just delivering a thoughtfully selected, prettily wrapped present.
The open handed sharing of valuable personal resources forms the basis for solid and fulfilling relationships.
Go with a child’s flow of wanting new books to read. They’ll offer clues as to what opens their floodgates of excitement and interest. Watch, listen and meet them where they’re at.
Text and toy sets can help little ones begin to sense how books and things they love are connected to their families’ cultures.
There’s a basic, simple solution that nearly doubles the number of children doing well in learning to read.