Thursday, July 10, 2008

EAGER READERS: Starting early - Going Strong

It is never too early to start reading to your child! In the womb or in the rocking chair - read! Let them hear your voice, let them hear the language, and connect reading with a positive experience from an early age. Talking, reading, and interaction with small children stimulates mental development and helps them develop the skills to not just learn to read but so much more.

Early Childhood-Head Start Task Force. Teaching Our Youngest: A Guide for Preschool Teachers and Child-Care and Family Providers. U.S. Department of Education & U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2002.A booklet that includes strategies for teaching children to develop their language abilities, increase their knowledge, become familiar with books, learn letters and sounds, recognize numbers and learn to count.

Zero to Three

Raising A Reader: Read Me A Story

Choosing Toddler Books – Excellent Guide from the Duluth Library

Every Child Ready to Read at Your Public Library

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