GIVING KIDS A HEAD START Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – Buncombe County Literary Council
According to the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. The key is to start reading to them at birth.Harvard University pediatrician Jack Shonkoff puts it this way, “brains are built, not born.” Our brains are biologically prepared to be shaped by experiences. So early learning experiences determine learning capacities, behaviors, and even our health.
Reading aloud is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development. Among other things, reading aloud builds word/sound awareness, a potent predictor of reading success. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE