READING MATTERS

Reading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime. American Academy of Pediatrics Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric Practice 

 

The Children’s Reading Foundation tells us to read with your child at least 20 minutes a day. You can divide the time throughout the day. 

Read when your child is in the bath. 

Read when you child is finishing eating. 

Read when your child is playing. 

Read when you are waiting in the car. 

Read every day for 20 minutes or more. 

At every Drive Thru event, your child will receive a free  special book to take home as well as  learning tool. At the Ellensburg Summer Bookmobile stops, children 0 through 5 years of age, receive a free book. Use the public library to expand your book collection. 

You can read to your child everywhere! Read the words, read the pictures, have your child tell you the story. 

The Children’s Reading Foundation tells us that 

“Reading aloud with children is linked to these powerful results: 

  • Expanded knowledge and vocabulary 

  • Improved attention span and memory 

  • Increased curiosity and imagination 

Plus… 

  • Greater self-esteem, empathy, and confidence 

  • Stronger, closer relationships 

  • Higher educational achievement and quality of life.”

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