Laying a foundation for reading success begins in infancy. Nestled into Mom's warm lap as she reads a brightly colored, quality book, little ones begin to fall in love with reading, which is considered foundational to reading success in the elementary years. Beginning with read aloud suggestions (includes popular series to award-winning books) from infancy to early elementary years, the authors describe an array of activities designed to develop reading and writing success. Verbal exercises, sensory activities, simple games, and more are provided with step-by-step instructions to meet a range of ages from infancy through elementary years and independent reading. Includes website and app recommendations. Destined to become a treasured friend that you will reference again and again. 128 pgs. pb. ~ Deanne
From the creators of the popular education blogs Teach Mama and No Time for Flash Cards comes a must-have parents' guide for raising lifelong readers and learners. Written for today's time-crunched parents, this book is filled with easy-to-implement tips for creating a literate environment and fun, quick activities for building children's oral language and early reading and writing skills. Just five minutes a day every day is all it takes to foster a child's love of reading and learning!