At Early Moments, we’re focused on making the most of a child’s first months and years, particularly in the area of early literacy. We all know the many benefits of exposing our kids to books at an early age. The key is finding fun, creative, and educational ways to make reading a central component of their lives.
Early literacy doesn’t necessarily refer to the actual act of reading. It can encompass a broad range of things—essentially, anything a child does to prepare for learning to read and write is considered an early literacy activity. Although it may not seem like your baby is deriving much benefit from chewing on a board book or babbling along as you read P.D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? or Dr. Seuss’s ABC, they’re building important basic skills that will benefit them as they approach school age.
How Can Early Moments Help?
Our team is comprised of seasoned editors and publishers trained in child development, but we’re also parents with the best interests of our own families in mind. With a primary mission of Sharing the Gift of Reading, we’ve launched several programs to instill a lifelong love of the written word in children of all ages.
When you join our popular Dr. Seuss™ & His Friends book club, you’ll receive regular shipments of some of the most beloved titles from the illustrious children’s author. We also offer memberships to several other book clubs tailored to various age groups and interests, including Disney Wonderful World of Reading, Hooked on Phonics, Baby Einstein Playful Discoveries, and more. Our book clubs offer today’s busy families an abundance of advantages:
- Tailored to your child’s developmental milestones
- Conveniently packaged and delivered to your doorstep—a perfect solution for on-the-go parents
- Eliminates the need to sift through hundreds of book to choose the one that’s best for your child
- Gives family members and friends an easy way to purchase educational gifts
In addition to our high-quality book clubs, Early Moments also offers dozens of early literacy resources on our Web site, including articles, reading tips, and expert advice. For a fun break, hop over to the Games & Activities section to play our word games.
It’s Never Too Soon to Focus on Early Literacy
Years ago, early childhood literacy wasn’t given the emphasis it is now. Parents assumed their little ones weren’t ready for reading until they entered kindergarten at five or six years of age. Today, we know that early literacy development can begin as early as infancy—or even while the baby is still in the womb! The preschool years comprise the most formative period for promoting literacy in young children. Early reading instruction lies in the hands of the parents, paving the way toward the skills that will be acquired when formal education begins.
At Early Moments, we continue to look for innovative, creative ways to foster early literacy in children. Check back often for more clubs, programs, and reading resources for busy families.