Future Readers Begin Here

4 daily ActivitiesTalk Sing Read and Play Twenty Minutes Every Day

We hear the research. We struggle with balancing work, homelife, activities, family caregiving and more. We know reading the critical need for reading twenty minutes everyday with our growing children. How can we fit all we need to do in such little time?

Building Future Readers is here to help!

Book Reviews

On this website you will find upcoming book reviews for children birth-6 years old. In each review you read you will walk away with a plan on how to spend your critical 20 minutes with your child.

Literacy Activities

Reading aloud isn’t a magic pill that creates readers. Children need to learn the different parts of words, called phonemes. That is where literacy activities come in. These can be done anytime and using whatever you have around the house.

Book Lists

Heading to the library or bookstore? Our blog provides handy reading lists of books reviewed that month so you can print it off and take it with you to the library.

Reading Research

The field of literacy research and education changes and with the changes and new knowledge parents will need to adapt and grow and transform with it. Our blog will prepare you for the changes by highlighting new research and distilling it down to practical steps you can implement in the home.

Lifelong Love of Reading

Building Future Readers is a website for parents to help the kids in their life prepare for a lifelong love of reading. Through the book suggestions, interactions with the books and the conversations you have with your child about the books you read, each day will build a love for reading that will continue throughout life.

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If you are ready to build a future reader in your life:

  • Follow the blog and receive the latest posts and news.
  • Email book suggestions, literacy questions and comments to jessica.n.smith@gmail.com
  • Share the blog with parent friends, teachers and literacy educators

Stay tuned for more exciting opportunities here at Building Future Readers! We thank you for your time and assistance in spreading the word.

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