15-Minute Recipes Of Family Storytelling

Unlocking the Power of Reading Together

WHAT IS A BOOK RECIPE?

A Book Recipe is a step-by-step guide, designed and curated by our early childhood literacy experts, on how to read story books aloud with your child using the ingredients of READ, TALK, SING and PLAY.

The 5 Ingredients of Storytelling

READ

This simple activity, when experienced with a caring and attentive adult has the power to shape your child’s mind in ways that will impact them in adulthood.

TALK

Looking into your child’s eyes, adding reassuring touches while you talk to them are ways to develop the pathways for their language and vocabulary development.

SING

Singing is a great activity to let children feel your attention is focused on them. It helps build their vocabulary, while introducing sounds and tones of words.

PLAY

Young children learn best during playful, everyday activities, and when you combine that experience with a parent you are leveraging one of the most influential relationships in a child’s life.

and a little bit of SEASONING…

The secret ingredient in every storytelling recipe builds upon the natural bond between a child and the caring adults in their lives. By seasoning stories with love, encouragement, praise, and affection, you not only create valuable memories, but you strengthen your relationship bond with your child while strengthening their growing intellect.

WHY FAMILY READING?

Our research shows that reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning.

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

The number of words that a child knows on entering kindergarten is a key predictor of his or her future success.

INSTILL A LOVE OF READING

Your example demonstrates that reading is important, pleasurable and valued.

KNOWLEDGE GAINED & SHARED

Books are a pleasure, yes, and they are also informative. You and your child can learn something new as you read aloud.

LITERACY SKILL BUILDING

Vocabulary, Phonics, Familiarity with the printed word. Storytelling. Comprehension. Reading aloud builds literacy skills.

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

From birth to age 3 are critical years in the development of language skills.

BONDING

Is anything better than sharing a good book?

IS 15 MINUTES ENOUGH?

Reading 15 minutes every day for 5 years is 456.25 hours. It is a significant of reading time for your children, especially when you make it a special time.

ISN’T READING IN SCHOOL ALREADY SUFFICIENT?

Parents can build emotional bonding and lay the literacy foundation when reading aloud to children