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Take Time to Read With Your Child

Take Time to Read With Your Child

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!*

  1. Create reading rituals and read together every day.
  2. Snuggle up close with a book.
  3. Talk about the pictures and ask questions.
  4. Share different kinds of books.
  5. Read with expression.
  6. Read favorite books again and again.
  7. Record yourself reading and play it on car trips or as an alternative to television.
“Good readers are made on the lap of a parent, grandparent or other loving adult!”

* Thanks to The Literacy Site at www.TheLiteracySite.com for this list.

Take Time To Read With Your Child Book Suggestions

  • 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.

Take Time To Read With Your Child

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
  • Bonding
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.

Take Time to Read With Your Child

Books are FREE entertainment!

Take Time To Read in 2017

Make a Resolution to Read More in 2017

We’re here to help you “Take Time to Read” this year, and during the next several weeks will share ways that you can get more reading time into your busy schedule. Why should you read more? Need reading suggestions? For reasons, tips for finding time, and this week’s book list – read on!

Take Time to Read Short Classic Fiction Book Cover Collage

Reading improves:

• memory • concentration & focus • creativity & imagination • speaking ability •
• our conversations • our discipline •

Reading can also:

• make us more empathetic • get us away from digital distractions •
• decrease boredom, reduce stress & can help us relax •
• make kids think & allow them to dream • improve writing ability • build self-esteem •
• result in higher test scores • help us sleep when we read before bed •

Some great ideas to get more reading into your day:

  • Listen while you commute: We carry books in several audio formats for you. CD’s are still great in your car during your commute and many newer cars are equipped for books in a digital format. We can provide you with both!
  • During your workout: Listening to books is also great while at the gym or on your daily walk or run.
  • During your lunch or dinner break: Carry a book, magazine or newspaper to read while you’re lunching or on a quick break. You can read digital magazines and newspapers on your phone, too!
  • Standing in line or in a waiting room, or getting your oil changed: If you own a smart phone or tablet, books can be downloaded and read anytime, anywhere!

Ideas for what to read – Short Classic Fiction:

The Stranger by Albert Camus, 123 pages
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 166 pages
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 55 pages
Silas Marner by George Eliot, 160 pages
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 96 pages
Passing by Nella Larsen, 102 pages
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 180 pages
The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 128 pages
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, 72 pages
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, 182 pages
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, 96 pages
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather, 128 pages
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, 144 pages
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, 77 pages
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 128 pages
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, 64 pages!
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, 180 pages
War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 160 pages
Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville, 160 pages
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 80 pages!
The Pearl by John Steinbeck, 96 pages
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, 160 pages
Animal Farm by George Orwell, 140 pages

Take Time to Read

Books are FREE entertainment!