“For every eBook you buy, we donate one to a child in need.”
That’s the Budding Reader eBooks pledge.
Melinda Thompson, the visionary behind Budding Reader, a company that creates award-winning learn-to-read eBooks, has a question for you.
Get out your pencils. It’s time for a pop quiz:
If you read to your child 20 minutes a day for the first five years of life how much time will you have spent reading to your child?
A. More than 600 hours
B. More than 25 days
C. Approximately 1% of your child’s life
D. All of the above
The answer is D: All of the above! That’s a lot of time spent reading, isn’t it? And all that reading is likely to entail thousands (yes, thousands not hundreds) of picture books. (Thank goodness for libraries!) Is all that reading really worth the time? Research answers with a resounding YES! Time and again, research studies have demonstrated the importance of reading for wiring brains, building vocabulary, promoting empathy, and increasing knowledge of the world. So clearly, spending time reading to a child is time well spent and a commitment well worth making.
Melinda Thompson of Budding Reader eBooks is on a mission to make learning to read easier and more fun for children, especially struggling readers. For tips on working with emergent readers, check out this free eBook from Budding Reader.
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