Storytime with Books and Cookies

Children who are introduced to reading at a young age tend to read earlier and excel in school. One way to help our friends with developmental delays is to use multiple learning styles—visual, auditory, tactile, musical, kinesthetic, and more.

  • Books and Cookies is doing their part by rethinking the way we share books, by bringing stories to life and building community around literacy! Owner Chudney Ross shares a book with us today for #StoryTimeSunday. Click here to see Chudney read “Be Who You Are” by Todd Parr. Link to video: Learn more at
  • Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 50 books for children. Kindness and empathy are at the forefront of Todd’s books about helping people, animals, and promoting literacy. We love his message in this book: BE WHO YOU ARE!  Read more of Todd’s books at
  • Here are 7 Helpful Tips for Reading Aloud to Kids that will not only build literacy skills, but you will have fun too:

Too Small to Fail is an Early Childhood Literacy Initiative to empower parents with tools to talk, read and sing with their infants and toddlers. Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration is proud to be working in partnership with Too Small To Fail – since 2015, integrating early childhood literacy components into every playground design we create! Learn more at

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