Don’t Forget to Read!

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Reading with a ChildSome of my earliest memories as a child have to do with reading. I am very thankful that I had parents who loved to read and instilled within me a love for reading. From sitting on the counter at the public library watching the librarian stamp the due date in my books to curling up with one of my parents to read, I loved interacting with books! This love for literacy began at an early age and continues today!

Did you know that reading to young children and reading with young children as they get older makes a tremendous impact on their school readiness and overall success in school? Well, it does, because these types of activities help promote early literacy! In fact, research has found that one of the most important activites for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. Research also shows that students who do not read proficiently by the 3rd grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma. I think this is pretty powerful information and it reiterates the importance of promoting literacy! So as the temperature begins to soar, it is a great time for people of all ages to curl up inside and read a book! And, if you have a young child, make sure that you read to that child daily!teacher reading

Also, for those of us who love to read, The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has a fun little activity that you can complete. If you’d like, click the following link and have some fun with your love of reading by taking their quiz to determine “Which Children’s Book Character Are You?” If you are identified as a character you aren’t familiar with, it will be a good excuse to read a great children’s book. I recently read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keets because evidently I’m a lot like Peter in that book!

Have Fun and Happy Reading!

Kelley Estes-Jones

Kelley Estes-Jones

I am Kelley Estes-Jones, an educator with a special interest in helping young children with and without disabilities, their families, and their educational teams build a solid foundation for future learning and overall success. With a strong foundation built upon developmentally appropriate practices, each child has the opportunity rise to a highly successful future within an inclusive environment. As a consultant on the Preschool Services Team at Region 10 Education Service Center, I am realizing my dream of keeping an eye on preschool and helping children, educators, and families build our future.

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