This course demonstrates how reading aloud to your child dramatically improves their likelihood for future academic success. Learn about some of the finest children’s literature available, and download a list of over 250 examples (over 90 modeled in the course). Learn dozens of reading strategies to maximize your child’s engagement and learning. Learn how judiciously using a public library, and working with the children’s librarian can minimize the purchase of books that do not match your child’s interests.
Chapter 1 – Vocabulary and Language Development
Chapter 2 – Infants and Toddlers
Chapter 3 – Cognition and Memory
Chapter 4 – Social Development
Chapter 5 – Illustrations
My name is Dr. Patricia Hart, and I am the instructor for the course. I am a Professor Emerita with 45 years experience in Education. I have taught children's literature courses in higher education for many years, and have an early childhood Montessori Certification. My passion throughout my personal and professional life has been books and children. My husband is an educational video producer, and partners with me in the production and marketing of my courses. Using observations and videos of my three young grandchildren - and other children - I continue to gain more insights into effective strategies to use in reading quality literature to young children, while utilizing the library resources.