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English (ALA: 2003): 8259-X. 50 per package, $22.
Spanish (ALA: 2006): 8334-0. 50 per package, $22.
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The joy of sharing books is a gift you can give children from the time they are born. Chanting nursery rhymes, singing songs, and reading stories can comfort and entertain even the youngest child. Listening to language lays the ground work for reading.
Parents, child care providers, teachers, and other adults interested in the development of young children have a wealth of good books from which to choose.
A child's brain develops at an incredible rate during the first three years of life. A child's early experiences with language contribute to healthy brain development and lay the foundation for learning to read when a child enters school. Parents are indeed a child's first and most important teachers.
Early literacy is what children know about reading before they can actually read.
Researchers agree that children are more likely to become good readers if they start school with three sets of accomplishments:
We suggest the following Web sites for further information about how to raise a reader:
http://www.ala.org/alsc/born.html for further information on the Born to Read project; as well as the Born to Read brochure
http://www.ala.org/everychild for information on the ALSC/Public Library Association's Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® project
http://www.pbs.org/parents for public television/parenting information
http://www.famlit.org for suggestions on other family literacy projects
Some Good Books to Share
Baker, Keith. Big Fat Hen. Harcourt, 1994.
For information about how to organize a Born to Read program, contact the Born to Read Project/Association for Library Service to Children, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, 800-545-2433, ext. 2163, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.ala.org/alsc
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