My family has battled poverty for the last few years. After our son was born and my husband started a new entrepreneurship venture, we found ourselves struggling to provide the most basic of necessities, such as food. During this time, we began utilizing early childhood education programs, such as the library storytime and Best Beginnings Read More
These early childhood education programs give us parents the tools we need to raise our future Alaskans.
Programs such as Best Beginnings and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library have not only brought the joy of reading books in to children and families lives but have also helped families realize how important it is to read to their child. I wouldn’t be who I am today with out early childhood education. I have become Read More
I am a single mom of three. My youngest and only daughter absolutely loves books. I work hard to pay the bills and make sure they are well fed. Sometimes, there isn’t much leftover for anything else. Thank you for helping me build a library for my children.
My experience reading with my child reminds me how important reading a book is in these technology filled days.
My experience reading with my child is Joyful. I love the snuggle time and seeing how happy and excited he gets when I ask him to read together. I never enjoyed reading as a child so I’m excited to see that he does.
My experience reading with my children is enriching for all of us. Their vocabulary and curiosity are expanding, and I get to spend special time with them.
When your baby starts trying to use words by asking for things with gestures, looks or babbles, help him find the word by naming whatever he’s asking for. “Oh, you want your truck? Here’s your yellow truck…”
Every experience — talking, playing, reading, etc. — excites specific neural circuits in the brain. If these connections are “turned on” consistently, they strengthen and become “hard wired.”
Whether it’s babbles, cries or goo-goos, repeat the sounds back to her. Smile. When you respond, she’s learning that what she “says” – and communication in general — is important.