Born Reading

Born Reading

Bringing up Bookworms in A Digital Age--from Picture Books to Ebooks and Everything in Between

Book - 2014
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A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children's book publishers, and reading recommendations for kids from birth up to age five.

Every parent wants to give his or her child a competitive advantage. In Born Reading , publishing insider (and new dad) Jason Boog explains how that can be as simple as opening a book. Studies have shown that interactive reading--a method that creates dialogue as you read together--can raise a child's IQ by more than six points. In fact, interactive reading can have just as much of a determining factor on a child's IQ as vitamins and a healthy diet. But there's no book that takes the cutting-edge research on interactive reading and shows parents, teachers, and librarians how to apply it to their day-to-day lives with kids, until now.

Born Reading provides step-by-step instructions on interactive reading and advice for developing your child's interest in books from the time they are born. Boog has done the research, talked with the leading experts in child development, and worked with them to compile the "Born Reading Essential Books" lists, offering specific titles tailored to the interests and passions of kids from birth to age five. But reading can take many forms--print books as well as ebooks and apps--and Born Reading also includes tips on how to use technology the right way to help (not hinder) your child's intellectual development. Parents will find advice on which educational apps best supplement their child's development, when to start introducing digital reading to their child, and how to use tech to help create the readers of tomorrow.

Born Reading will show anyone who loves kids how to make sure the children they care about are building a powerful foundation in literacy from the beginning of life.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9781476749792
Characteristics: xxvii, 305 pages ; 22 cm

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AL_CYNTHIA Apr 14, 2017

Calling all parents - this is a great book for finding recommending reading for various age ranges. Its never too early to start! Also great for getting app recommendations, too.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Born Reading draws on the knowledge of childhood development experts, librarians, authors and publishers in order to teach parents how to use interactive reading techniques with their children. The book discusses reading in the context of books, eBooks and apps.

natasha321 Sep 15, 2015

Reading is good for you!

Pippin Sep 11, 2014

This is a contemporary reference guide for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Jason Boog has many practical suggestions for introducing written language, in different formats, to young children. The book is well organized and written in a conversational style. Boog cites many examples from his experiences with his daughter, Olive. The chapter "Kindergarten and Beyond" contains references to the American education system. Chapters "Before Your Baby Is Born" to "Learning With Four Year Olds" contain information universal to English speaking families.

amykduffy Sep 11, 2014

Great tips for parents on interactive reading techniques from birth to age 5. Helpful suggestions on when it's okay to introduce tablets, apps, ebooks and other fancy technology to your kid. Not a lot of research has been done yet, but the general rule seems to be don't let them stare at shiny little boxes before they turn 2. But the author isn't anti-tablet either. Not preachy. Terrific reading lists and suggestions for educational apps when they're old enough to use them. The last chapter discusses new Common Core standards and how these interactive reading techniques can help kids once they start school.

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