Monday, May 6, 2013

Kids and Books: Supporting Arguments

NCBLA Article "Why Do Kids Need Books?" Provides Compelling Arguments Regarding the Critical Value of Books to Kids

Why do kids need books? 

Here are just a few reasons from our article:
Books create warm emotional bonds between adults and kids when they read books together.

Books help kids develop basic language skills and profoundly expand their vocabularies—much more than any other media.

Books are interactive; they demand that kids think.

To read our entire list published in the Parent and Teacher Handbook on our website, click here.

While visiting our Parent & Guardian Handbook, take a few minutes to also check out:

The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, a not-for-profit organization founded by award-winning young people's authors and illustrators, believes that literacy is about far more than the ability to read. We believe that all young people must have equal access to exciting and interesting books and information sources that invite them to dream and give them the tools to achieve their dreams. We believe that literacy is essential to the development of responsible citizens in a democracy. To learn more, click here to visit our website.