Ideas for Encouraging Young Children to Read

As a librarian, I think a lot about reading and one thing I’m particularly thankful for is that my parents and grandparents and other members of my extended family read to me from an early age. In hindsight, it was probably the single most valuable thing they could have done for me during my early years. Research shows that children raised in homes where reading and family literacy activities are common are more likely to succeed in school and become better readers later in life.

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