Over a third of children in the U.S. enter school unprepared to learn. They lack the vocabulary, sentence structure, and other basic skills that are required to do well in school. Children who start behind generally stay behind – they drop out, they turn off. Their lives are at risk.Why are so many children deficient in the skills that are critical to school readiness?
You wouldn’t wait until your baby started forming words and sentences before talking to him or her—so why hold off on introducing the joys of reading to your little one? The benefits of reading to children have been proven by hundreds of studies led by education experts. Although most of the positive effects become evident as the child reaches toddler and preschool ages, many of the important influences are forged during infancy. By reading to your new baby regularly, you’ll be helping to build a foundation for lifelong learning and development.
While some children seem to be born readers, others need more encouragement. Help make reading fun and exciting for your kids by integrating it into everyday life. 1. Make Reading Relevant According...
Environmental print is the print of everyday life. It's the name given to the print that appears in signs, labels, and logos. Street signs, candy wrappers, labels on peanut butter and the K in Kmart are other examples of environmental print. For many emergent readers, environmental print helps bridge the connection between letters and first efforts to read.
I’ve always been an avid reader. I used to spend chilly winter weekend days like today curled up in my favorite chair, coffee in one hand and a book in the other. I don’t get time to read much now that I have kids of my own, but I need to make sure I’m still taking [...]
Nursery rhymes are important for young children because they help develop an ear for our language. Both rhyme and rhythm help kids hear the sounds and syllables in words, which helps kids learn to read! Here are some activities and recommended poetry books to aid your child's developing poetry, rhyming, and rhythm skills.
Pavan’s favourite activity is playing football outdoors. His second favourite is playing football indoors, and in third place is practising football skills against the sofa. Reading – the pursuit that Francis Bacon claimed “maketh a full man” –
They respond to texts differently than you do One of the most exhilarating things about teaching reading and discussing texts is that they can be viewed through a variety of lenses. Texts, like language,…
Reading stamina is a child's ability to focus and read independently for long periods of time without being distracted or distracting others. This is something parents can help students develop. Here's how
Librarians are frequently asked to recommend titles for that precocious kid who can read well above their grade level. You do not have to start checking out books from the Adult collections, there are plenty of books to be found on the shelves in the Children's Room at your library. Here are a few tips for helping your reader along the way—no matter how eclectic their tastes.
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