Why Read Aloud?

Father And Son Sitting On Sofa In Lounge Reading Book Together

Perhaps you’ve heard that reading aloud is the single most important thing you, as a parent, can do to help your child prepare for reading and learning. Is this true? Does 15 minutes of daily reading really benefit your child in the long run? Yes, it absolutely does! You can help your child be successful in school and beyond by reading to him or her at a very early…

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The Benefits of Crafts in Storytime

Adding a craft to storytime offers many benefits to children and their caregivers. Crafts provide opportunities for children to interact with each other and parents, and they can also enhance skillsets and bolster self-esteem. Crafts do not need to be an expensive or elaborate. Many crafts can be created with household materials, such as toilet paper rolls, cotton balls, Q-tips,…

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Best Books for Children Under Two

It’s never too soon to introduce your child to the joy of reading. Here are just a few reasons why reading together is important: EARS: Babies are attracted to sound, and reading helps little ones attach meaning to what they hear. EYES: Books encourage babies to focus on an object, which helps develop vision. HEART: Babies are comforted by the…

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7 Myths About Reading to Your Child

Myth #1: My child is too young. He won’t sit through a whole story! It’s never too early to start reading to your child. In fact, many experts recommend building the habit of reading together while your child is still in the womb. Studies show that babies develop their sense of hearing around the beginning of the third trimester and…

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