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Read Aloud to a Child This Month

Governor Pete Ricketts has named November Read Aloud to a Child Month. Read Aloud Nebraska has some suggestions and recommended books for reading aloud to infants and toddlers. Read More

November 05, 2015  |  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