The Very Ready Reading Program for preschoolers and their parent/caregiver uses books, music and activities to encourage the lifelong benefits of early literacy for your child.
Ten Powerful Reasons to share books with 2 and 3 year olds
- Opportunity for a parent and child to spend time together and bond in a positive way.
- Developing a love of books and a positive attitude toward reading occurs naturally when parents demonstrate a love of books and reading.
- Nurtures a love for reading and books.
- Teaches how to handle books.
- Offers rich language experiences and larger vocabularies.
- Introduces fine arts through a variety of media and styles used in illustrations and storytelling through art.
- Stimulates brain development and increases attention span.
- Sharing picture books provides opportunities to participate verbally through repetition of words and phrases.
- Increases vocabulary. Books contain unfamiliar or rare words that are not often heard in everyday speech.
- A child’s success in learning to read is linked to his or her early literary experiences with books.
Research has repeatedly shown how important parent-and-child interactions are in the development of early literacy skills. Sharing books and language with children is critical in preparing them for reading success. The 7 Days-7 Ways philosophy recommends seven activities that can be shared with children on a daily basis: Share Books, Words, Rhymes, Songs, Stories, Writing and Playtime.
At birth, a baby can have 100 billion brain cells, but only a small number of these cells are connected. Brain connections are established when a child has repeated sensory experiences like seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling. These actually come naturally when interacting with a child. The great part of this program is the three most important things a baby’s brain development needs from the parent is as easy as ABC: give your baby Attention, Bonding and Communication!
Please call the library at 903-885-4926 if you have any questions.