Maine Reading Association

Many teachers and parents alike are actively involved in literacy initiatives throughout the state of Maine and New England. Their goals are a long commitment to exercise and instill in our children high quality reading and language arts. The efforts of people like this go a long way to ensure that our children have the […]

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Research compiled by [Jim] Trelease establishes that sharing books:

Conditions the child to associate reading with pleasure, as association that is necessary in order to maintain reading as a lifelong activity. Contributes to background knowledge for all other subject areas, including science, history, geography, math, and social studies. Provides the child with a reading role model. Creates empathy toward other people, because literature values […]

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