When children have their own books kept on a special shelf, they learn that books are valuable treasures.
Hey! Where’s the staple regrabber!?
If the only letter we encourage our children to write is that yearly one to Santa, we’re doing literacy wrong.
“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.