From Babies to Small Children: The Importance of Reading Exposure

Children as young as 6 months old greatly benefit from being read to. You may not realize your baby is taking it all in as you talk about the pictures on each page, turn each page as they sit in your lap, and read the text to them, but they undeniably are soaking it all in. This is, in fact, a critical stage in your child’s reading development. The Emergent Pre-Reading Stage As the child is within the stage of emergent pre-reading (typically from ages 6 months to 6 years),…

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