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Join Lae Lae™, and her family and friends as they discover the world, its people and creatures and learn valuable life lessons in a fun and interactive way.
Mission of the Lae Lae Collection
The collection is designed as an interactive learning program. It empowers children to explore their natural curiosity about the world and to develop a caring attitude. The collection gently teaches positive values in a simple and fun way.
It has been proven that reading to a child for twenty minutes a day can make a huge positive difference in the child’s life. It helps the child develop language skills, increase listening ability and enjoy inquisitive thinking. It also encourages a child’s creativity and exposes them to new concepts and experiences.
The collection is designed for children from two to six yrs old and is suitable in different ways as the child grows. At the earliest age the books encourage the adult/child “cuddle time” essential for the youngest children. As the child matures, the books encourage the love of reading and communicating through words. Through the notes and teachable moments, the child and adult share information and a learning experience.
"I am a mother; I have a degree in Child Development and I have been involved in my husband’s pediatric practice for over 20 years. In thousands of families that have passed through our office, I have seen that the children best adjusted are those whose families show their love by doing activities with their children, especially reading. Reading with your children makes family ties stronger; opens new horizons, teaches the young ones new concepts, vocabulary, morals, and ethics. It is because of these reasons that I am writing in support of Laurenn’s books. I think she goes a long way in helping children and families to thrive."