Reading with your child from an early age opens their world to the wonder of imagination, develops a lifelong love of reading and learning, and promotes an environment where books are valued and loved.
Your child will thrive on the fun and precious interactive times that reading provides. The knowledge and experiences you share with your child will support and develop their literacy learning forever.
It is never too early to start creating a literacy environment for your child. Children learn about reading and writing by observing and you are the first interactive, positive literacy role model for your child. As familiar books are read over and over again, your child is hearing and developing an understanding of language patterns and conventions of print enabling a fountain of rich language to develop.
Reading stories is a vital part of your child’s oral language and early literacy skills development. Children who are the most literate at school all began their literacy learning during their early years. The earlier you launch your child’s literacy development, the greater the rewards.
"Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read." Marilyn Jager Adams
What better gift can we give our children than a love of reading?