Storytime Foundation

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The value of reading to babies and young children

Introduction There is a great array of research material that examines the effects of reading to babies and young children, with the majority focusing on preschoolers rather than infants, and this literature clearly illustrates that sharing books with young and very young children produces myriad positive effects and long-lasting benefits. Well-established research reminds us that

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October 2016 Update

We all want the children we work with to have the very best start in life and to fly. The answer to how to achieve this may actually lie in an unexpected place – on a parent’s lap and between the covers of a Hairy Maclary book in babyhood and infancy. Seriously. If somebody asked,”is it