The Prime Purpose of Being Four is to Enjoy Being Four

...of secondary importance is to prepare for being five. - Jim Trelease Jim Trelease is the author of "The Read-Aloud Handbook" a book every entering Kindergartner's parent should read, because reading aloud to your children is the single most important activity to do with your child if you hope to help her develop her literacy skills. The revelation that comes with reading Jim Trelease's book though, is that reading aloud is a never-ending joy that you can share with your family forever. What I take from his quote, above, is that our preparation for the future comes primarily from taking joy in the present moment. For all those anxious parents who push formal reading instruction on their

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