National Read a Book Day is on September 6th. It’s a day to celebrate by spending some time reading with the children in your care.
This will help the children build important language and literacy skills, as well as mathematics, problem-solving, communication, and more!
You might also enjoy using some of the following resources and suggestions for new books to bring into your program:
Reading Challenge from Child Care Aware of America: printable tip sheets with tips for promoting early literacy skills and healthy brain development for young children. The sheets also include a variety of activity ideas you can include with storytime, such as encouraging children to identify shapes and colors as you read together.
Classic Board Books to Read Again and Again: an article from the G2K archives that explores why young children enjoy re-reading the same books multiple times, along with recommendations of classic stories that never get old!
Recipes to Pair with Favorite Children’s Books: if you are looking for a fun way to incorporate deeper learning into storytime, check out this article from the G2K archives that shares recipes to pair with popular children’s books.