November is National Family Literacy Month!

Research continues to show that language and reading skills developed at a young age are the strongest predictors of adult health status in our children. That’s right, children’s reading skills are not only attributed to school success and career openings but also lower stress levels and healthy brain function!  As parents, caregivers, and educators, we must realize that the responsibility of developing healthy reading habits that naturally grow into a love for literacy fall on us. Take some time this month to update your family library and explore some new ways to encourage your Phoenix preschooler to fall in love with reading!

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How does reading effect infant, toddler and preschool age children?

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Five easy ways to celebrate literacy with your child, today!

Here's your reminder that no matter how busy or strange the world may seem, there's power in being able to get lost in a good book! What's your child's favorite book right now? ...

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"Reading is a passport to countless adventures." - Mary Pope Osborn⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our preschool friends enjoyed some outside reading time this week at the grand opening of Little Free Library #90832 on their campus! #littlefreelibraryatvcclc ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader..." 📚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We love seeing little ones dive into a good book together!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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5 reasons to visit a Little Free Library at Valley Child Care & Learning Center - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1) No late fees, ever! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) Books inside are always changing, with options for little ones ages 0 - 5 and even Mom and Dad! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3) Support your local communities while promoting a love of literacy to children in #phoenixaz!
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4) Reading improves vocabulary, focus, attention spans, writing and opens children's worldview. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5) Literacy skills continue to be shown in research as the strongest indicator of success in elementary school, further school experiences and all the way into adulthood! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
*Bonus - all books are pre-hugged and given lots of love before joining our libraries!
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Make sure you stop by and pick up a book to enjoy this weekend! Currently, you'll find a library at our North Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Glendale, El Mirage, Tempe and South Phoenix programs! Keep an eye out for more programs coming soon! #littlefreelibraryatvcclc #nationalfamilyliteracymonth
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As parents, caregivers, teachers and leaders of young children we posess the strongest tool for raising children who love to read – our example. By setting aside a designated reading time each day, allowing children to choose their own books and helping them find reading materials related to topics they are interested in we can lead by example and help children discover the exciting world of reading!

Do you set aside time to read together with your child each day?

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Favorite resources for parents encouraging a love of literacy in their home –