If not, what are you and your child waiting for?
It was fun to have 4-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, GA as "Librarian For The Day." She's already read more than a 1,000 books. pic.twitter.com/MQfwlUrakO
— Carla Hayden (@LibnOfCongress) January 11, 2017
According to the Washington Post – Her mom would read books to her other young kids on a daily basis, while she was pregnant with Daliyah. When Daliyah was an infant, she’d hear her older brother reading chapters of books out loud in their Gainesville, Ga., house. And by the time she was recognizing the words in the books her mother read her.
“ She needed to take over and do the reading on her own,” her mum, Haleema Arana, said in an interview with The Washington Post. “ It took off from there. The more words she learned, the more she wanted to read.”
So it was no surprise when, at 2 years and 11 months — the age that most youngsters scarcely understand the theory that a message is carried by text — Daliyah read her first book by herself.