Early literacy findings: quality matters too

“quality interactions involving words — the use of shared symbols (“Look, a dog!”); rituals (“Want a bottle after your bath?”); and “conversational fluency (“Yes, that is a bus!”) — were a far better predictor of language skills at age 3 than any other factor, including the quantity of words a child heard”-

Quality of Words, Not Quantity, Is Crucial to Language Skills, Study Finds

Built by Books . . . Kevin Henkes

What happens when a child is “Built by Books”? What a lovely way to be.

Grand and Important: Books for Beginning Readers – The Horn Book – Kevin Henkes, on the importance of good books for beginning readers.