Why Books Make Great Gifts
“Before two years of age, human interaction and physical interaction with books and print are the best entry into the world of oral and written language and internalized knowledge, the building blocks of the later reading circuit.”
If you’re like me, you’re probably still shopping for gifts.
If you’re stuck on a gift to buy a child in your life, please consider a book or two.
If you don’t know where to start:
•Ask the child what they’re into and look for books related to the topic
•Search for best lists for the child’s age and interests
•Even better, search for diverse books or books with characters that look like the child
•Ask a friend who is a teacher, librarian, or parent who is into reading for title suggestions
Don’t worry about feeling bad for just buying a book. It’s the best educational toy you can give. I promise. And, the best books don’t even need batteries.
Quote: Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf
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