Are we trying to teach children to read before they have heard enough stories?
Experts tell us children need to hear one thousand stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read for themselves!
How long does it take to hear 1,000 stories?
1 story a day = 3 years
2 stories a day = 2 years
3 stories a day = 1 year
Try to read 3 stories every day.
Try to read 1 favorite story
1 familiar story
1 new story
When can you find the time to read 3 stories a day?
Read During Breakfast and Lunch
Listen to a book on CD in the car
Read during Bathtime
Read in the doctor's Waiting Room
Read Before Naptime and Bedtime
Always carry a Bag of Books with You!
"The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading, not by any one of these, but by the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony." -Mem Fox