Monday, August 29, 2011

Splash du Jour: Monday

Learning to read begins the first time an infant is held and read a story. How often this happens, or fails to happen, in the first five years of childhood turns out to be one of the best predictors of later reading. -- Children who have never heard a story read to them, who never hear words that rhyme, who never imagine fighting with dragons or marrying a prince, have the odds overwhelmingly against them.
-- Maryanne Wolf, Proust and the Squid --

Have a great Monday!

1 comment:

Melwyk said...

Yes! Loved this book, and love the research that backs that statement up. It is so very true, and one of the reasons libraries fight to keep preschool storytimes going.