Early Childhood Literacy. Use all of your resources to create opportunities and time, not just to read, but for a way to satisfy curiosity.

Valory Peery, Vicki Armitage

Brigham Young had some advice, He said, “‘Shall I sit down and read the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Book of Covenants all the time?’ says one. Yes, if you please, and when you have done, you may be nothing but a sectarian after all. It is your duty to study to know everything upon the face of the earth, in addition to reading those books” (Journal of Discourses, 2:93–94). Brigham Young goes on to say that he encouraged his own children to study music and dance, to attend the theater, and to read novels, things that he said, “expand their frames, add fire to their spirits, and improve their minds.” Today we have even more resources in addition to the theater, novels, etc. We have school systems, games, internet, media, technology and more to create reading opportunities and satisfy curiosity.

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