Great article I found on Pinterest...Seven Things You Should be Doing as You Read with Your Child:
I got the coolest poster from Scholastic that I feel I just have to share with you what it says. I think it has such a strong message and I feel that it really sums up Literacy and how important it is in a child's life.
"Literacy - the ability to read, write, and understand - is the birthright of every child in the world. Young people need to know how to analyze, interpret, and understand information. *~* Learn to read nonfiction for information. Learn to read fiction for imagination. *~* Every child should have access to books. *~* Young people also need teachers who provide instruction to interpret the information the encounter. Every child should have Literacy Confidence... Literacy Confidence = the ability to read, write, and speak about what they know, what they feel, and who they are. Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life."
~poster from Scholastic, 2010
I've hung this on the book return cart for maximum read-age potential!
I hope that left you inspired like it did me. Read to your child, let them read to you.
Ms. Worsham, librarian, for Harry Stone Montessori Academy, a PK-8 school in Dallas ISD.