Early Literacy {The Children’s Bookshelf}

This past week on The Children’s Bookshelf, I noticed several wonderful posts about children’s literacy that I wanted to share with you. Each of these posts about literacy is simple and full of practical suggestions on how you can encourage the proper development of reading skills in even small children. 

10 Ways to Read More to Your Child

+Julie Kirkwood  at +Creekside Learning has some great ideas for giving your kids a “reading-centered life”. I love her point on how you shouldn’t skip bedtime reading any more than you would skip tooth brushing or having your kids use the bathroom before bed.

7 Simple Ways to Help Your Children Understand What They Read

Do you want children who love reading and have good reading comprehension? Nichole at Book Worm Mama gives 7 ways to help your kids be word readers rather than “word callers”.


Music and Literacy

Did you know that music and literacy perfectly complement each other? +Jodie Rodriguez  from +Growing Book by Book  not only explains how music helps children learn to read but also lists a number of excellent materials.

Read Across America Day

Are you celebrating Read Across America Day on March 2nd? +Jacquie Fisher  from +KC Edventures has listed a number of ideas and resources for getting your kids reading this month.


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