Ages & stages
A good story is life saving -- check out Nonna's Guide to Reading to find out why good stories are critically important for your child's happiness and health. Books have an incredible impact on our well-being and development and the right book at the right time shapes a child's heart and mind.
Providing a child or young adult the right book at the right time requires an understanding of childhood development, as well as the individual child - parents and teachers experience first hand the "ages & stages" of childhood.
Reading with babies and toddlers is comforting -- they love the sound of a parent or caregiver's voice and the warmth of their physical presence. It also lays out a strong foundation for their social, emotional and intellectual development. While I love reading books specifically for the little ones, I want to focus this month on books for four older ages and stages of development.
You will notice there are not any books this month in the Early Reader Chapter Book category -- I hope to add these in future months.
Mondays: Children's Picture Books
Tuesdays: Books for Emerging Readers
Wednesdays: Middle Reader Chapter Books
Thursdays: Young Adult Novels
May your books be many this October!
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