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