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READING ALOUD TO YOUR CHILD

According to reading expert Jim Trelease, "If a child is old enough to talk to he or she is old enough to read to."

Studies have shown that kids whose parents read to them early have longer attention spans, stronger vocabularies and are likely to be early readers themselves.

From birth to six months of age, what you read is not important. "Conditioning" your child to the sound of your voice and the sight of books is what matters. The human voice is one of the most powerful tools a parent has for calming a child.

Title Author
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin, Jr.
Corduroy Don Freeman
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown
The Little Dog Laughed and other Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose Lucy Cousins
The Napping House Audrey Wood
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
We're Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen
Where's Spot? Eric Hill

  

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