In the face of today”s mile-high expectations for children”s achievement, how can families create a child-friendly home environment that also builds essential literacy skills right from the start? This book provides guidance from three early childhood experts. Taking a “literacy-throughout-the-day” approach, the authors guide their readers all around the home — even into spaces where literacy isn”t typically encouraged, including the kitchen and the bathroom! Parents will find the pages packed with try-today activities for building children's reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in every room. Beyond Bedtime Stories also includes tips, photos, and key milestones to watch for as children learn and grow. What”s new in the 2nd edition? Updated research, the most current expectations for preschool and kindergarten, and dozens of new resources and tips! 224 pages.