90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years of life.
That’s before they start school.
In fact the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that reading aloud with pre-school children is one of the most effective ways for parents to help their children succeed when they start school.
The AAP goes on to recommend that parents should read aloud to children for 15 minutes a day, from birth.
However, the great majority of parents (86%) say they haven’t done this consistently.
One of the top three reasons for not reading to children every day is “I can’t find time.”
(The other two are “Child won’t sit still long enough to be read to,” and “We do other activities that are just as good for my child as reading aloud.”)
So if parents can’t find time to read aloud, and let’s face it everyone leads busy lives, wouldn’t it be good if picture books could kind of read themselves aloud?
This is precisely what I’m doing: helping children get more read-aloud time than their parents can provide — making kids more likely to succeed when they do start school.
And, by the way, the books are a lot of fun.
Check out the first one on Amazon.
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