Introducing your child to books and according to this article by the New York Times, reading to them at an early age is key to “brain development” as it “occurs within the first three years of a child’s life.” The American Academy of Pediatrics announced last month that “reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important communication skills” and we agree. At Mandala Children’s House, we encourage and promote early literacy in every class — from our Cocoons (early preschoolers) to our Bumblees & Grasshoppers (Pre-Kindergarteners) — with a list of books that we read from throughout the year and summer program. As children like repetition and having books read to them many times (in school and at home), we post these books on our online community on Facebook and on our Preschool Book Club board on Pinterest so that parents can purchase a copy of the same books to read at home, too.
You can discover more great information in support of early literacy from Zero Three: Brain Wonders on brain development and early literacy. So, read on and let’s continue making reading fun! If you haven’t joined us on Facebook or followed us on Pinterest, come join, discover and share our love of nurturing young minds!