Today’s Literacy Fast Fact is all about block play! We know kids love playing and learning with blocks. Pair this one with the new title Blocks by Irene Dickson for a simple story with great diverse characters!
Studies show that the relationships we have when we’re young with the adult caregivers in our lives make a difference in how we learn. Having loving caregivers who meet a child’s needs and provide stability and support goes a long way towards buffering toxic stress that can have a long-term impact on learning and growth.
Learn more about the importance of early relationships in this article from Zero to Three.
Today’s Fast Fact is inspired by PBS Parents.
All hail free-choice reading!
(this quotation is attributed all over the internet to Maya Angelou. But this American Libraries post says it’s Richard McKenna and has the link to the actual book text to prove it. Citing your sources wins again!)
Right now we’re playing doctor at the play literacy station in my library, complete with Reach Out and Read prescription pads, so that’s where I went for today’s literacy fast fact.
Not familiar with Reach Out and Read? Take a look, and ask around to see if your local clinics offer this program!