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Postby Sunny on Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:00 pm

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One of our primary responsibilities as parents is to prepare our children every day to be more physically active and more mentally challenged. We do a good job in the physical arena by enriching them in every sport imaginable, supporting them when they win or loose, cheering them on etc. With regard to mental challenges we place them in the best pre-school, kindergarten program, and elementary school possible. We are attentive to their physical needs by providing them with nutritious meals full of "brain food." For this huge investment in time and money we expect and receive a lot in return.

However, ask yourself if you are preparing your child for life experiences by using one of the most fundamental, easy and fun way of all...ARE YOU READING WITH YOUR CHILD? This is an activity you can start as early as you wish, when they are still in the womb, as infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and kindergartners. The more years you read with them the more they will benefit from it. Bonding with your child is another rewarding result of reading with your son/daughter.

Reading helps them focus, increases literacy, helps with self-confidence, it teaches them patience and understanding, it encourages a strong imagination and helps develop memory skills. Superior reading and listening skills will go a long way in developing a positive attitude about learning and success in school.

Remember it is our responsibility, as a parent, to prepare our children as best we can for the tria1s and challenges they will face in the future. One sure way is to READ TO THEM EVERY DAY!

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IS BY FAR THE LEADING PREDICTOR OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

EVERY BOOK YOU READ WITH YOUR CHILD TEACHES HIM/HER SOMETHING

SHARE A STORY WITH YOUR CHILD TODAY
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