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Books with a Beat

Did you know that SINGING helps children develop the skills they need to read? No, REALLY. So even if you don’t think you can carry a tune in a basket, you should SING with your kids often – young children are not at all judgemental about your singing ability (it’s when they get to be … Continue reading

Every Child Ready to Read

READ. TALK. SING. WRITE. PLAY. 5 little words that pack a BIG punch when it comes to early literacy learning. These are the 5 practices that the Every Child Ready to Read curriculum recommends parents engage in with their young children in order to encourage early literacy skills learning. When I present early literacy information … Continue reading

Reading makes you feel good! No, really, it does!

I’m not, in this case, referring to Todd Parr’s lovely book (although you SHOULD check it out). ¬†Reading really DOES make you feel good! Jill Stamm, in her book¬†Bright From the Start, talks about the ABC’s of baby’s needs: Attention, Bonding, and Communication. The act of a loving caregiver reading aloud to a child fulfills … Continue reading