Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens. It is the story of Pip, an orphan boy adopted by a blacksmith's family, who has good luck and great expectations, and then loses both his luck and his expectations. Through this rise and fall, however, Pip learns how to find happiness. He learns the meaning of friendship and the meaning of love and, of course, becomes a better person for it.
In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride.
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Developing early language and literacy skills makes it easier for children to learn to read. Talking, reading, singing with your child from an easy age helps the brain develop. Reading to young children is proven to improve cognitive skills and help along the process of cognitive development. It helps develop the brain, and the learning process influences the entire functioning and development of the child.
When you begin reading aloud to your child, it essentially provides them with background knowledge on their young world, which helps them make sense of what they see, hear, and read. Exposure to literacy at a young age leads to improved linguistic skills, a richer vocabulary, improved grammar, higher quality writing, better spelling, and more precise oral communication. Every time you read to your child and spend time together, it creates an opportunity to build a deeper connection with your child and to build her language and literacy skills.