Happy September! It’s back to school time and National Literacy Month. According to the National Center for Family Literacy, more than 30 million Americans have reading skills below basic literacy levels. A national committee called the Commission on Reading (funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education) recently did a two-year study of thousand of research projects related to reading. Their report had two primary findings. The first is that the single most important activity to build success in reading is to read aloud to your children. (Duh!) The second is to continue reading aloud to them throughout the grades. (Yep, that means through high school, not just until they can read themselves.) Read all about it: http://www.knowledgehouse.info/reading.html
See also: http://www.knowledgehouse.info/read-aloud-favorites.html – A list of read-aloud favorites, organized by age group from Preschool to High School.