SMART Ideas for Early Reading

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that parents begin reading to their children from the day they are born. Why? Because reading to children (even infants) is crucial to developing skills kids will need when they get to school — and that development starts on day 1.

smartIf you’re a regular here at Novel Novice, chances are you already understand the importance of literacy and developing a love of reading early on. So I’m preaching to the choir. But if you need help finding ways to get your kids excited about reading — or you need resources to help friends and family members — I’ve compiled a list of helpful links below.

10 Tips for Raising a Reader

Guide to Reading with Your Child

Parent Involvement in Early Literacy – The Key to Academic Success 

What You Can Do at Home to Inspire Literacy

12 Tips to Develop a Love of Reading from an Early Age

10 Benefits of Reading to Your Kid

I found most of these great links and resources through SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), an Oregon nonprofit that focuses on pairing volunteer readers weekly with children in low-income schools. If you live in Oregon and want to make a difference in a child’s life, consider volunteering as a reader in your area.

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  1. Developing a reading from the early age for kids is such an amazing idea! We all know reading books helps us a lot and it’s also a way to help kids to grow up well. Love your post a lot!

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