To lead children into reading proficiency, we must first activate the emotional needs that the artful language and the compelling illustrations touch in them.
Conversation about shared experiences can develop children’s closeness with others and deepen everyone’s natural reflections about themselves and their lives.
Kids learn to ask questions from the kinds of questions we ask of them.
Living is learning. If we aren’t learning, we are just existing.
For children to become fully literate, we must provide them with books in which they see themselves.
If the only letter we encourage our children to write is that yearly one to Santa, we’re doing literacy wrong.
There are dozens of ways to say “yes” or “no,” but they aren’t just different looking, actually they are all subtly different in meaning.
“Sign language” can be a tool to help children learn to read.
This week we’d like to encourage what may be new for many families…Poetry!
The material we read is best if it’s fact checked by reliable sources. Children should be encouraged to question what they read for accuracy and truth.