Before elementary school. Before kindergarten. Before preschool. Children are learning. Not just learning; they are building the foundations that will support their education for years to come. Science has proved that birth to age 5 is perhaps the most important period of development in a child’s life.
Each week seems to bring new research describing how reading to children from birth can help close the achievement gap for economically disadvantage children. This week, JFTN Clinical Director Jenn Johnson shares Read Aloud's 15 Minutes Movement. The site offers offers a range of downloadable resources and links for parents who are looking for ways to prepare their children for academic success.