|The Children's Hour was created to promote and encourage reading to children.
We believe that reading aloud not only creates a special bond between parents
and children, but it is important to the development of their imagination
We believe that literacy is for life. It begins at home by reading
to children during their formative years and is developed over time
when good literature is available at home and in the classroom for
children to read and hear read aloud. Literacy should extend beyond
the ability to read and write at a fourth grade level. It should
include the ability to read proficiently and enthusiastically.
If our children are to make a difference in the world, they need to learn
about morals, ethics, and values. Good literature plays an important role
in developing these character traits that will see them through to adulthood
and passed on to the next generation.
The joy and warmth from being read to should be every child's birthright.
It doesn't cost a thing and gives dignity, intelligence, and love
to both the reader and listener. It's also fun.
The Children's Hour
150 N. Santa Anita Ave., #300
Arcadia, CA 91006