For multiple reasons! Science has proven, children who read (or are read to) at least one book a day have a better opportunity to develop empathy, gain a deeper understanding of the world, and build strong relationships between child and caregiver. Reading also helps improve literacy skills, expands a child's vocabulary, helps them concentrate, and promotes higher levels of creativity and imagination. Equally important, children need to develop and grow their minds for social, emotional, and cognitive skill building. With a dual focus on early literacy and the 5 Basics, 1KTB4K give you the opportunity to help your little one prepare for school and life, as well as earn points toward getting free books!
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Absolutely! Repetition teaches cause and effect, building anticipation and establishing connections in your child’s brain. When your little one asks for the same book again and again or engages in the same play, remind yourself that this is perfectly normal.
Please do! Not only does repetition help your child's developmental, it also creates bonding opportunities. These conversation, cuddles, and times of play are the things that will not only help your child, you are creating lasting memories, over and over. Just remember, when your little one asks for the same book again and again or engages in the same play, it is perfectly normal.
Children need to develop and grow their minds for social, emotional, and cognitive skill building. How do we do this? Putting intention behind everyday things. Many of the things that embody the 5 Basic Principles caregivers do already, but not as intentionally as they might if they understood the potential impacts. Enter community partners, like daycares, community centers, and libraries! The purpose of The Basics initiative is to help community stakeholders and families with infants and toddlers tap into the power they have to shape children’s futures. The intention is families should have the information and support needed to make the most of the knowledge that contemporary science has made available.
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Very simple. Go to http://botetourtva.beanstack.org/ and register. You can also download the Beanstack App. Once you create an account you can add a reader, join the 1KTB4K Challenge, start reading and completing activities!
Fear not! There is a simple Class or Group registration option! After you click on this option, you will be able to set up your account to log books for everyone in your class at once! Set up your classroom or group, then set up your information as the Account Creator. Click "Register Group" and your are good to go!
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Yes! For every 100 points earned, your little one will get a free book to add to their library! Plus, the knowledge that you helped nourish a child's development so that they can become the best child they can be.