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book bridge program

The Book Bridge Program empowers families and caregivers by teaching reading strategies to develop emotional and cognitive skills, foster connection between caregivers and children, cultivate curiosity, and enhance literacy!

We provide workshops for families and caregivers where we teach reading strategies from our four pillars:

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UNIVERSAL

Developing meaningful to support emotional and cognitive development in children.

CROSS- CULTURAL

Nurturing cultural identity and fostering language development skills.

SENSORY

Creating immersive experiences by using reading strategies that engage the five senses.

CURIOSITY

Using reading strategies to support the exploration of new interests and incorporating them with a child’s own experiences or environment to cultivate curious readers.

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did you know?

Books help children build empathy & learn

how to handle challenging feelings.

                    Parents can use reading time as a chance to talk about emotions and how to cope with them. For example, you might say: “Have you ever felt as angry as the girl in this book?”

Child Mind Institute

Children who were read to frequently are more likely to

 count to 20, or higher than those who were not (60% vs. 44%), write their own names (54% vs. 40%), read or pretend to read (77% vs. 57%)

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

A research study that gathered data from 27 countries around the world over a 20-year period identifies 100 books as being an important indicator. The study found that:

          the very best predictor of school success across this array of rich and poor countries from every continent was the number of books in the home.
Unite Books

Just exposure to words is the single most important thing that you can do to help build the language pathways in your child’s brain, reading and exposure to words helps kids maximize their language and cognitive capacity.

                                        Even the tactile experience of holding or touching a book supports babies’ cognitive development.

Laura Phillips, PsyD, the Child Mind Institute.

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