Children & Books…The Perfect Match
by Angie Dorrell, M.A.
Many adults have very warm feelings associated with certain books, stories, or reading experiences involving special people in their lives. All the brain research confirms what many educators and parents already know—the early years involve the highest rates of learning. The experiences a young child has now effects them for a lifetime. Thus, it is never too soon to introduce children to books. Children should have experiences with books each and every day—including time for being read to and time for reading or looking at books by themselves. In the classroom and at home, books should be available to children throughout the day.