Reading aloud is the foundation. Take the time to read aloud to your son or daughter, it will help their brains, vocabulary, and really helps them to learn and grow. When they know how to read they can do anything. - Joseph Keeler
Can you remember a time when your parents or grandparents used to tell you stories? I have so many memories with my grandma when we would lay in bed at night and she would tell me stories and sing me songs. With the advances in technology sometimes these sweet uninterrupted story times are fading away. Today Joseph Keeler is going to talk with us about how important reading to our kids for their development and how you can help create adventures with our kids through reading! Joseph is the author of the new book that will take you and your kids on an adventure called: Captain Pabbu and the Buried Treasure
Joseph is an attorney and judge in the U.S. Army, though his real loves are writing books, telling stories, watching animals, traveling, and hanging out with his family, especially his 7 grandkids.
He credits his success in school and his career to his mother who read to him and shared her love of books and learning.
He is a natural-born storyteller, who loves to take people on magical adventures.
His first desire for his books is to inspire millions of parents to read aloud to their children to deepen their relationships, improve their child’s ability to read, and have amazing adventures together.
His second desire is to help save the red panda and raise awareness about other endangered species. That’s why the characters in his book are predominantly endangered animals, and 10% of the profits will be donated to the Red Panda Network and other organizations endeavouring to save endangered species.
My Favorite quotes:
Reading proficiency by the third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. And yet approximately two-thirds of children each year in the United States and 80% of those living below the poverty threshold fail to develop reading proficiency by the end of the third grade.
Think of how much more prepared your daughter and son will be with hearing over 1.5 million words.
Pediatricians know that when parents read with young children, it is a very personal and nurturing experience. This experience promotes parent-child interaction and Social-emotional development, and it improves language and literacy skills during this critical period of early brain and child development.
There is something special about reading from a read book instead of ebook, especially when your children are young.
Reading aloud is the foundation. Take the time to read aloud to your son or daughter, it will help their brains, vocabulary, and really helps them to learn and grow. When they know how to read they can do anything.
There is something special about a physical book. It becomes a deeper experience.
In this episode we covered:
The importance of parents reading to their children
How stories can be adventures with your kids
Red Panda Books and Joseph’s New Book Captain Pabbu and the Buried Treasure
5 tips to help you create a reading routine
How reading aloud creates literacy for our children
A sneak peak into Captain Pabbu and the Buried Treasure
You can join Joseph and his mission threw his kickstarter page now till October 15th
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