December is a wonderful time of the year to read together as a family. there are many books available with collections of Christmas stories, old and new. these stories can lead to family discussions about values, priorities, giving, ect. There is something very special about coming together to read.
In today's newsletter we've included an free interest inventory. These are questions you can ask your children or students. The answers to these questions can help you find library books that your children will enjoy throughout the new year.
My husband and I started reading together with our children when they were young, and continued well into their teens. We would read a few pages together daily, discussing what was happening and guessing what would come next. I believe that time was a wise investment and today both of my children enjoy reading. I hope they will draw their children together to pass on their love of reading.
According to childstats.gov's federal report "Reading to young children promotes language acquisition and correlates with literacy development and, later on, with achievement in reading comprehension and overall success in school." I highly encourage you to make a new family tradition of reading aloud together. To help you find books they'll love just download our free interest inventory! This Christmas, let's make reading Fun!
From all of us at Breakthroughs, have a Merry Christmas.
Making a Difference Together,
Founder and Director