Having begun to understand the powerful WHY of writing and reading, children begin delightedly learning about the roles that literacy can play in their lives.
Encourage kids to write about their feelings and experiences. You’ll grow lifelong readers and learners if you do.
Signs that are all around us can provide important literacy lessons for children.
Learning the WHY of print is essential for children to become effective, lifelong readers and writers.
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.
How soon should you begin to read and talk with your child? From birth or before. The more literacy experiences a child has from the get go, the more they’ll be ready to take on the world.
I’ve been reviewing various authoritative sources about “ages and stages” for children. Most parents at some point encounter such guidelines and then consider what they’re doing wrong or right for their young children. Every area of language development from Asking questions to delivering Zingers are at some point a concern for parents, especially new parents. […]
*Click on images to see larger version. Forty-some years ago I joined the International Reading Association (IRA), a huge collection of reading educators from all over the world. I also joined the National Reading Conference (NRC), which was a rather small organization of reading researchers. Members of these organizations met to share what they’ve been up […]