Most children need to be taught to appreciate reading for pleasure. While some children enjoy reading as soon as they learn how, others are hesitant.
People often ask, “When is the best time to start reading to a baby?” The simple answer is, “Right now.” And if you think reading out loud to your wee one is just a way to bond, think again. A local expert details four proven and long-lasting benefits of reading aloud to babies. New parents […]
The Importance of Teaching Social Skills While academics are a large part of school, there are other factors that will determine the future success of students—especially in our rapidly changing world. Strong social skills, leadership capabilities, and the ability to adapt and think critically are crucial to professional prowess—and should be instilled at a young […]
Readers around the world are remembering beloved children’s book author Beverly Cleary, who died on March 25 at the age of 104. Cleary is best known for her books about the spunky Ramona Quimby, and her many other characters who were relatable to children. Her book Dear Mr. Henshaw, which tells a child’s perspective of divorce, won the Newbery Medal—the top prize in children’s literature—in 1984. Cleary also wrote two memoirs—A Girl from Yamhill and My Own Two Feet.
Many of us already know that reading to young children is a good thing, yet we might not be cognizant of why. Neuroscience research has confirmed that reading aloud to young children stimulates brain development andlanguageskills. It is one way to help prepare kids for school. And studies have found that young children will develop […]
Improving your child’s literacy skills is one of the key skills that will benefit your child future education and adult life.
Babies and Toddlers are smarter than you know! Children absorb so much information just from listening and being attentive to their environment. An “absorption” period in a child’s development starts at birth and continues through 6 and 7 years old.