Birth to Pre-K
Birth to Pre-K for Teachers
You may already be aware that researchers now believe reading to children is essential to their development. But, did you know that reading to very young children -- from as early as six months -- fosters creative thinking, promotes reading as a fun activity, and provides an educational opportunity for children to grow and develop mentally? It also gives children an appreciation and respect for books, enhances language and vocabulary development, and allows for quality family time. Not only that, but the very act of sitting with children and reading to them can boost their self esteem, secure in the knowledge that you consider them to be worth your one-on-one time and attention.
Betsy Gartrell-Judd Reading to Young Children