Dialogic reading is all about sharing a conversation with your child about the text you’re reading aloud. It helps children build their vocabularies and develop what experts call “verbal fluency” — the ability to speak clearly and retrieve words and other information from memory at will.
Remember when you were little and how certain children’s books transported you to a whole new world and made your imagination run wild? What an incredible feeling! So incredible, in fact, that it’s well worth trying to recreate that feeling in your own child. Here's what to look for.
Picture this scenario: you invite your child to sit with you in the coziest chair in your house. You open up what you consider to be a fantastic children’s book and enthusiastically begin to read it aloud. Your child sits with you for a minute or two, but then gets up and walks into another room.
If you are a parent fluent in two languages, you have the uniquely wonderful opportunity to positively influence your child’s life by sharing the gift of bilingualism! Check out these tips designed to help you raise an enthusiastic reader.
So much magic and joy can ensue when siblings share their love of books with one another, even if they are in different developmental stages and, therefore, at different reading levels. Besides, it is heartwarming for parents to witness their children bonding—especially over a stack of excellent children’s books.
Not all books (or boxes!) are created equal. To aid in your vetting process, here are the four key questions we at Sol Book Box asked ourselves when building our collection of Spanish & bilingual book boxes. Keep them in mind when shopping for your own familia!
Developing strong reading skills early on is essential for healthy childhood development – yet, if your niño is less than enthralled by their available reading library, many of the benefits may be lost on them. In this post, we’ll discuss some different methods for finding and choosing the right books for your child.
According to research, babies learn almost 78,000 words per year when their parents read books to them. Dig in to explore the benefits of reading to your babies from an early age so they can grow up to have strong language skills.
I really appreciate Earth Day as a chance to inventory how I’m taking care of the planet, and what changes I can make to improve. And of course, one of the biggest ways I can take care of the Earth is to teach the little people in my family to be good stewards of our planet. And what better way than through some great libros?
If you want to give your niños the best possible start in life, it's never too early to acquaint them with the art and joy of reading! After all, learning how to read is the gateway to being able to analyze, reason, and articulate ideas—skills that assist us in every aspect of life.