Let’s never forget that the most important purpose of developing literacy is it’s promise in supporting personal understanding and lifelong learning.
The representations in books of things familiar to the new reader paves the way for them to develop lifelong affection for books and reading.
Book giving should be a much more elaborate interaction between giver and the receiver than just delivering a thoughtfully selected, prettily wrapped present.
Children who read nonfiction will gain a deeper understanding of the world and be better prepared to write factual information in their future careers.
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.
Literacy is always about sharing. It can serve as the accumulating glue that holds communities together and builds lasting paths to lifelong personal growth and enduring relationships in life.
Our actions SHOW little ones our values.
Kids learn to ask questions from the kinds of questions we ask of them.