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.
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.
Science gives us microscopic and macro views of the world. Consider how both can inform the science of literacy education.
Book giving should be a much more elaborate interaction between giver and the receiver than just delivering a thoughtfully selected, prettily wrapped present.
The open handed sharing of valuable personal resources forms the basis for solid and fulfilling relationships.
Conversation about shared experiences can develop children’s closeness with others and deepen everyone’s natural reflections about themselves and their lives.
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.