Fifteen minutes is all it takes to build key reading skills and the time to start the habit is now. Here are seven ways to build a better reader from birth to age five!*
- Create reading rituals and read together every day.
- Snuggle up close with a book.
- Talk about the pictures and ask questions.
- Share different kinds of books.
- Read with expression.
- Read favorite books again and again.
- Record yourself reading and play it on car trips or as an alternative to television.
* Thanks to The Literacy Site at www.TheLiteracySite.com for this list.
- You can search the catalog to find great Children’s books, including lists of award winners.
- E-books are available to instantly download and read together on your internet enabled devices.
- Of course, our Children’s Room is a great resource with selections for all ages.
Reading Aloud DOES Matter!
- More than 1 in 3 children arrive in kindergarten without the skills necessary for lifelong learning.
- Research shows that reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do to help your child prepare to read and learn.
- More than 3.1 million children are read to by family members fewer than three times a week.
- Only 48% of young children in the U.S. are read to each day.
Why Read Aloud?
- Language Development
- Instill a Love of Reading
- Knowledge Gained and Shared
- Literacy Skill Building
- Brain Development
Just 15 Minutes a Day is all it Takes!
Reading 15 minutes a day for 5 years = 27,375 minutes!
That’s 456.25 HOURS!
Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes the new standard in child care. Find out more at www.ReadAloud.org; also, see them on Facebook and #readaloud.
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