3 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Infants and Toddlers

3 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Infants and Toddlers

As a child, my favorite part during the school day was story time. My teachers would be so into the book it felt like our class was apart of it! As an adult and previous daycare teacher, I loved reading to my classes- infants to toddlers. The touch and feel books are my favorite for infants. I loved seeing their reaction to the feeling of the different materials.

Dewey’s Book Club and Community Reading

Here at DIBS for Kids we love finding new and exciting ways to deliver books to students. One of the things we support teachers to do is create classroom culture around reading with the hope that the love of reading will transfer to the home. Enter: Dewey’s Book Club.

The Power of Choice and Home-Run Books

Allowing children to make their own decisions fosters a passion that just isn't attainable through mandated reading. At DIBS for Kids, we value the power of choice and we strive to provide "home-run books" for all our students. Home-run books are the books that kids want to read over and over again. This idea of high-interest books stems from one DIBS student.

Should my child be reading this? Tips for addressing challenging topics in children’s books

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The Secret to Better Writing

The first time I met Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield, she began our conversation with, "I see so many awful writers in college." Not the most eloquent way to begin a conversation, but I figured there was a point to her claim. I just watched her. Hoping she would continue with her thought. She did. "Do you know why?"

DIBS for Kids: Bringing Back the Book

School is back in session and I can hear my childrens’ teachers asking them what they read over the summer....

A Reflection of Me: El Día de los Niños

April 30th may seem an ordinary day, one that comes five days after what is described as “the perfect date”...

It isn’t all about the books: Activities that go beyond reading

Building reading habits is essential for students to gain knowledge and improve academic performance. But many kids already do a...

A Reflection of Me: More Than A Disability

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness month, which focuses on celebrating the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities as well as...

A Reflection of Me: Finding the Black Panther in Children’s Books

T’Challa, king of the flourishing and technologically advanced nation of Wakanda originally appeared in a Marvel Fantastic Four comic in...