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Each young child is unique, with a wide range of interests and abilities. The characters in these stories are a little bit different, but all find ways to stay true to themselves.
Young children enjoy many kinds of poems. And as they listen, they hear rhythms, sounds, and language patterns important for literacy development. Encourage the poet within your child with these poetry books and ideas.
Here are just some of the things your baby can learn as you read together.
Ideas to find inexpensive books and surround children with a variety of books to encourage a love of reading.
Sharing a joke is a great way to strengthen family ties. These books and activities will have you and your child laughing together in no time.
Want to foster your child’s love of reading? There’s something special about reading the latest issue of a favorite magazine.
How can you encourage your child to love reading, writing, and language so much that he begs for a bedtime story or a trip to the library?
Flash cards emphasize memorization rather than the skills that foster early literacy - complex langauge is what's important.
Young children learn to think in new ways when they imagine, guess, describe, and wonder. Engage your child's curiosity with these books.
An interview with the picture book author about children's books and why reading aloud to children is so important.