Decades of research tells us that to become effective readers and writers, children need a boatload of opportunities to talk and listen to verbal language, to learn about print and books, to learn new words, and to build their knowledge of the world. The National Institute for Literacy’s brochure, A Child Becomes a Reader, offers proven ideas for mothers, fathers, grandparents, and caregivers to pave the road for their child to become a successful reader.
The single most important activity you can do for them? Reading aloud. Reading to your children with their active participation helps them learn more about the world, learn new words, improve fluency and develop comprehension.
This summer, keep reading on the to-do list! Check out these hot summer reads for kindergarten through fourth graders:
Pablo Prairie Dog and the WWCC Heroes will resonate with both sporty kids and brainiacs. With gorgeous colorful illustrations, the book features a cast of wild half-animal, half-human creatures that play a mix of chess and professional wresting. Through his adventures with WWCC All Star team, Pablo Prairie Dog discovers his own importance and learns that value is found in all of us, no matter our size or differences. Amazon; B&N; Books-A-Million
Curious Critters Marine features incredible photographs depicting 20 common and fascinating sea creatures. Fun and education narratives round out the visuals. Amazon; B&N; IndieBound
If You Love Honey will fascinate kids with an illustrated adventure through the natural world. It’s all about honey! Amazon; B&N; IndieBound
Bottle Cap Boys – Dancing on Royal Street will enthrall young readers with an upbeat rhyme and New Orleans traditions made for kids. Amazon; B&N; IndieBound
Selling Eggs – Trash to Treasure Series, Recycling Creatively with L.T. will inspire kids with cute chicks, pocket money, and creative recycling ideas. With lots to build on in the classroom, kids will learn about taking care of our environment in a fun and charming way. Amazon; B&N; IndieBound
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