You’re already special and filled with great experiences. Your child needs you and wants to hear your stories and your words.

When you open a book, you open the mind to new worlds and new possibilities.

Words Matter.
Words are Important.

  • Children are curious and want to learn. They want to do well.
  • Children learn through talking, doing, listening, and observing the world around them. Share books, magazines, conversations, and new words with them.
  • Every kindergarten child begins the school year wanting to learn.
  • Children need to hear and learn words from their family and community.

Did You Know?

  • A parent is the most important person in a child's life.
  • Young children learn more from their families than in their school.
  • Children spend 900 hours in school vs. 7,800 in the home and community.
  • All parents are natural teachers.
  • Reading aloud to your children is the single most important thing you can do to help them succeed.
“He loves that reading has everything within his reach.”

– William Goodwin