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Child Development Should Include Relaxing with Books

Nurturing relaxed daily reading may very well be the finest contribution that a family can make in supporting a child’s development.

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Knowing How to Find Answers to Questions Provides Unlimited Knowledge of the World

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.

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Books Celebrating their Readers

The representations in books of things familiar to the new reader paves the way for them to develop lifelong affection for books and reading.

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A Powerful Gift to Give

Book giving should be a much more elaborate interaction between giver and the receiver than just delivering a thoughtfully selected, prettily wrapped present.

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Reading Nonfiction Can Launch Kids into the Future

Children who read nonfiction will gain a deeper understanding of the world and be better prepared to write factual information in their future careers.

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Go with the Flow

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.

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Book and Toy Sets can Boost a Child’s Desire to Read and to Learn

Text and toy sets can help little ones begin to sense how books and things they love are connected to their families’ cultures.

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