“Sign language” can be a tool to help children learn to read.
As a child in Iowa, there were no racial minorities in my neighborhood and the values and family practices discussed in the school books were utterly White American. That didn’t mean that I was the middle of anything.
The need for connection with book ideas and the relief and thrill they can bring, is powerful these days, more than ever.
Every parent can use some helpful advice from time to time. The Annie E. Casey Foundation offers timely support to help families thrive.
Make learning fun by creating challenges, inviting exploration, and sharing what’s learned through conversations that affirm everyone’s experiences.
Stories delight and entertain. Factual books can add enhance stories’ topics. There’s a place for both fiction and nonfiction books on every bookshelf.
Toys are the tools children use to learn about their world. Books can diversity playtime by introducing other cultures to a child’s frame of reference.
The material we read is best if it’s fact checked by reliable sources. Children should be encouraged to question what they read for accuracy and truth.
Children taught to ask questions enter school ready to learn.
In the 1940s, a high school diploma was considered the ultimate in formal education. Over the years, as professions and business development grew, society required more and more education. By the 1960s, a college education became the pinnacle of educational attainment. By the year 2000, without that single piece of paper, there wasn’t much available […]