Taking advantage of the oversized blue chair at The Barney Library, these bears are modeling more than their beautifully crafted hats from story hour. These bears are a reminder to parents that reading to their children should be the most important twenty minutes of their day. By scheduling time with books, families foster bonding, encourage imaginative activity, strengthen listening and language skills and develop strong readers. Reading is important to success in school and work, opening new worlds and increasing communication.
To assist parents in this important undertaking, the library is ready to help with a selection of quality reading materials all available for check-out. By checking the books out at the library and sharing them for twenty minutes a day with their youngsters, parents will be giving their children a priceless gift. Read To Your Bear!