Ideal back-to-school gift for your youngsters
By Carole Howard and the Library Staff
Do you know the value of a home library for your youngsters? Research shows that kids who have books in their home have improved vocabulary and overall reading performance; do better in math, science and social studies; perform better on standardized tests and are more likely to go to college.
Those are impressive skills for your child to cultivate – and they are especially relevant now that Archuleta County kids soon will be returning to school amid the continuing uncertainties and potential academic losses of the COVID-19 coronavirus environment.
Another valuable tip to help your youngster be successful in school and in life – reading aloud. You are stimulating language and literacy skills, as well as building motivation, curiosity and memory.
The free storytimes at your library can help…