For nearly 20 years, Capstone has been creating high-interest books for readers of many kinds- struggling readers, emergent readers, striving readers, beginning readers. In the past year, we've started a new initiative that focuses on non-readers or, more precisely, not-yet-readers-- infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
We know that books for not-yet-readers have to be interesting enough to maintain the attention of the parent, or caregiver, who will be asked to read them over and over. Our first foray in the world of the not-yet-reader, Hello Genius board books from Picture Window Books, admirably fulfill this high-interest (to both adult and child).
Early childhood researchers now have defined an area of inquiry as Preliteracy. It's the study of the many developmental milestones as well as the familial and environmental settings that prepare a child to take off as a reader. We'll keep people posted as we learn more about Preliteracy and how its research can find its way into our books.
John Coughlan, Publisher.