The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends daily reading with children in their infancy and beyond because “[r]eading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime.” For more information on reading from birth, visit here:http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/06/19/peds.2014-1384.full.pdf+html
In addition to reading from birth, there are a few other steps that you can take to prepare your child for learning to read. The National Institute of Reading Literacy created A Child Becomes a Reader -- a booklet that maps the ways a parent can help their child become a reader. Here are a few key takeaways:
It’s summer-time and time for play! Here at Bob Books, we know it can be difficult to keep children sitting still when there is so much sunshine outside! Why not use the warm, beautiful sunny days to create some learning to read activities with your children?
In December, we launched our Kindle eBook collection. Because of the new platform, we asked a few bloggers to review them. We were pleased to read that they (and their children) loved our eBooks as much as they loved our print editions!