Reading non-fiction can lead to children discovering self-directed inquiry … and naturally to enjoying even more terrific books!
Fascinating factual books help children wonder, explore and inquire about the entirety of the real world and the possibilities it offers to 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.
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.
Children who read nonfiction will gain a deeper understanding of the world and be better prepared to write factual information in their future careers.
There are simple ways adults can help kids grow up to lead fulfilling lives, like allowing them to explore their interests through reading and conversation.
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.