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ECC News

October 3, 2016


Get Ready to Read at ECC

At the Early Childhood Center there is a huge emphasis on the importance of reading aloud. Children have nightly homework including some sort of shared text with a family member. Classrooms have daily read aloud time and once a week kindergarten and first grade students head to the library to hear a new story.

Some may wonder why is there such a huge emphasis on listening to books? Some researchers have indicated reading aloud to children of all ages is the single greatest predictor of their future reading success. Sharing a book encourages discussion, critical thinking, imagination, and a love of literacy. Children with abundant exposure to texts have a greater vocabulary and more extensive background knowledge. Finally, reading together is a pleasant experience that fosters excitement and joy.

So this evening take time to unplug together and pick up a book! It could open a world of possibilities.

For more information or ideas about reading aloud to your child, please see the following article:

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.