Birth to age three are critical years in brain development and language skills.
Books are a pleasure, yes, and they are also informative. You and your child can learn something new as you read aloud.
Your example of reading demonstrates that reading is important, pleasurable and valued.
The number of words that a child knows on entering kindergarten is a key predictor of his or her future success.
Read Aloud…15 minutes…every child…every parent….every day.