Nurturing relaxed daily reading may very well be the finest contribution that a family can make in supporting a child’s development.
Encourage kids to write about their feelings and experiences. You’ll grow lifelong readers and learners if you do.
To lead children into reading proficiency, we must first activate the emotional needs that the artful language and the compelling illustrations touch in them.
Children who are not taught to access the joys and power of libraries and their books, the internet and other information sources are at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about life and the world.
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.