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Today is ‘Read for the Record Day’

Read for the Record Day: the largest shared reading experience ever as people around the world are reading The Bear Ate Your Sandwich.

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October 27, 2016  |  Posted in General

Children’s Book Week Is May 4-10

Next week is Children's Book Week. Reading to children helps increase their vocabulary, comprehension, concentration, memory and curiosity. Read More

May 01, 2015  |  Posted in General

How Does Poetry Help Children’s Development?

Reading poetry to children facilitates their language, cognitive and even physical development, but most of all, it's fun! Read More

April 09, 2015  |  Posted in General

November is Literacy Month

Babies are born learners, and the number of quality interactions they experience in their earliest months and years heavily influences how they develop and succeed later. In recognition of the importance of early literacy and family literacy, Governor Dave Heineman has proclaimed November “Read Aloud to a Child Month." Read More

November 06, 2014  |  Posted in General

Building Literacy Skills Starts Early

One of the most important things parents can do to prepare their children for school is to read to them. The number of words a child knows upon entering kindergarten is a key predictor of future success, and the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that parents read aloud to babies starting at birth to build pre-literacy skills in the earliest years. And as children grow, reading aloud and talking about pictures in age-appropriate books strengthens their emerging language skills and literacy development. And the resulting closer parent-child bond boosts a child’s social-emotional development. Read More

October 02, 2014  |  Posted in General

Reading to Children 15 Minutes Daily Makes a Big Impact

If a parent reads to a child just 15 minutes a day starting at birth, by kindergarten, they will have shared 456.25 hours of reading together. The benefits for the child include a larger vocabulary, plus the security and confidence that result from a parent's one-on-one attention. Read More

September 25, 2014  |  Posted in General