Book Review: Born Reading

5 Dec

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Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in the Digital Age – From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between by Jason Boog is a great read for new and expecting parents that gives simple ways to encourage young children to learn to love books and reading. And I’m really enjoying the simple way the book is written, all backed up by research from early literacy experts, authors, librarians and more.

Boog begins, in what I believe, is an ingenious move – the introduction has everything you need in the “ Born Reading Playbook” which makes finding the information again ver easy. Then he goes deeper focusing on each year of a child’s development from birth to age four, with an additional chapter on Kindergarten and beyond. He also provides booklists and app suggestions and more importantly doesn’t shy away from the never-ending conversation surrounding screen time and little ones.

As a librarian, this may be my newest baby shower gift for expecting parents – it’s easy to read with great suggestions about how to read books with little ones and why it’s so important to their development.

Title: Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in the Digital Age – From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between
Author: Jason Boog
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: 2014

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