[kids-lib] Visual representation of why it's important to read 20 minutes a day

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Dec 4 12:40:43 PST 2013

Hi! I just found a handout<http://schenkgr4.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-read-20-minutes-pinterest-inspired.html> in English and Spanish uses graphics to show why reading 20 minutes a day is important. For young children it is important to remember that they don't have to read/be read to in one 20 minute sitting, the 20 minutes can be broken into smaller chunks of time throughout the day.

The data is from the 1980s so may not be 100% accurate anymore, but the general concept is still true so this may be good to use with low-literate or illiterate families to show them why reading a certain amount every day is important. Also, it says "if kids start reading 20 minutes per night in kindergarten..." We now know we need to start reading/sharing books with kids 20 minutes a day before kindergarten.

If anyone has a more up-to-date graphic, please share!

PS: Here's the URL is the hyperlink doesn't work: http://schenkgr4.blogspot.com/2013/04/why-read-20-minutes-pinterest-inspired.html

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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