As readers of this blog know, I always ask the people I interview if they have a favorite children’s book, a well-loved story they remember from their own childhood or that they love (or loved) reading to their children. Early experiences with the printed word not only build a foundation for literacy but can also linger in magical memories of the warmth of a parent’s lap and journeys of the imagination. By now, I’ve accumulated enough of these interviews to warrant giving them a home of their own. They are now collected on the First Pages page of the Early Education for All website.
While you’re visiting First Pages, take a detour to learn more about our reading proficiency campaign and An Act Relative to Third Grade Reading Proficiency (S.188/H.1853), which was the subject of a public hearing before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education on May 31.