Where Will Books Take You (6 to 8)

All System Go! There’s no such thing as “too old” for reading aloud. Even independent readers benefit greatly from reading aloud with a loved one.

Advanced Coding. Reading aloud together allows your independent reader to learn about concepts and words they might not understand without your help.

Commence Dialogue. Books are great conversation starters! Discuss the story, the characters, the pictures, what might happen next. How can you and your child relate to the book.

Input Commands. Let your child pick books that excite him/her. Or, revisit old favourites from your childhood. Or, explore new realms together. You’re limited only by your imagination and the books you choose to open.

Loading Memories. Get excited! This is going to be fun. Enthusiasm is infectious, make sure your child catches it.

Plug And Play. Read with expression. Go ahead! Use voices, do sound effects. Let your reading child have a turn, too.

From birth to age 5 is a very important time to develop your baby’s brain – and reading aloud is the perfect way to do it.

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