Watch for the book! The Invisible Toolbox: The Power of Reading to Your Child from Birth to Adolescence, due in 2020.
Many years teaching reading and language arts to young children convinced me that children who are read aloud to from early on are set up for the best possible start in school. When recent findings in neuroscience validated what many of us have long observed and suspected to be true, I decided to create a website to share this information.
The Invisible Toolbox‘s aim is to promote the knowledge that reading aloud to children from infancy enhances the parent-child bond that nurtures social-emotional well-being and builds the toolbox of language skills necessary for success in school and life. As technology gains a stronger presence in all our lives, it is imperative that we continue to remind parents of the importance of this simple yet essential practice. Please check it out along with The Invisible Toolbox‘s Facebook page. Thanks for helping spread the word!
Artwork: Suzannah Alexander