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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.

  • 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!