Read Aloud Activities
When you read aloud to your children, engage them with these unique and memorable activities.
When kids sit next to a caring adult and hear engaging stories, they develop positive associations with books. Reading aloud to your child strengthens the part of their brain associated with visual imagery, the ability to understand stories and word meaning. When you read to your two-year-old, they pick up on important book smarts, like how to hold a book and which direction to turn the pages. These skills are called "concepts about print," and they help kids prepare to be successfu...
From coins to cookies, from one to one million, children learn the concept of number through play, songs, rhymes and stories. This collection of books for children ages 0-9 will introduce kids to counting using everyday objects, and make large numbers manageable by grouping them together. Whether characters are sharing food, spending money, or outsmarting predators, they bring math concepts to life by showing readers the numbers in the world around them.
Have you ever wondered how a building stands or how a crab and sea anemone can work together? Ever thought about how gravity works, how wood and sticks are different from glass and plastic, or how a small seed can blossom into a huge tree? These and other wonders are explored in the books suggested here, just right to inspire and inform.