Your child’s mind is like a sponge, soaking up everything around them. From sensory experiences to social and emotional cues – even the creative words adults let slip from time to time.
That’s why it’s important to model a love of reading and learning from an early age. They pick up on that enthusiasm, and it not only brings us closer together, it also encourages curiosity and literacy skills that drive development and achievement.
But not every family has the same opportunity to share these bonding experiences. Thanks to busy schedules, institutional challenges, and the sheer exhaustion of supporting a family, prioritizing reading often just doesn’t happen. These all-too-common obstacles are why librarians and nonprofits are teaming up to bring books and story hours to laundromats.