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.
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Table of Contents
Foreword by Betsy Bird, New York City children's librarian ix
Introduction: The Born Reading Playbook, or How to Use This Book xv
Chapter 1 Before Your Baby Is Born 1 Interlude: How Sign Language Can Change Your Baby's Life 20
Chapter 2 First Year of Life 25
Interlude: Raising Library Babies 46
Chapter 3 Reading with a One-Year-Old 53
Interlude: How to Inspire Reluctant Readers 85
Chapter 4 Reading During the Terrible Twos 91
Interlude: The Joy of Homemade Books and Projects 123
Chapter 5 Three-Year-Old Readers 129
Interlude: Why Your Kid Should Read Comic Books 167
Chapter 6 Learning with Four-Year-Old Readers 173
Interlude: Mastering the Art of Storytelling 217
Chapter 7 Kindergarten and Beyond 223
Conclusion: How Born Readers Can Thrive with Common Core Standards 263
Reading List 277
App List 283