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.
Apropos of the Hallowe’en celebrations that occurred this past weekend, check out this article: How Gruesome Penny Dreadfuls Got Victorian Children Reading. Penny who? In the 18th century there was a form of adventuresome, frightening, sometimes even gory books, popular among the undereducated working classes in England, that were called “Penny Dreadfuls.” These simple books, […]
When children learn how emotionally full and experientially rich reading experiences can be, they are positioned to develop into lifelong readers.
THE central goal of a good education is joyful, daily reading and learning…for life.
Science gives us microscopic and macro views of the world. Consider how both can inform the science of literacy education.
Children who read nonfiction will gain a deeper understanding of the world and be better prepared to write factual information in their future careers.
Conversation about shared experiences can develop children’s closeness with others and deepen everyone’s natural reflections about themselves and their lives.
There are simple ways adults can help kids grow up to lead fulfilling lives, like allowing them to explore their interests through reading and conversation.
Go with a child’s flow of wanting new books to read. They’ll offer clues as to what opens their floodgates of excitement and interest. Watch, listen and meet them where they’re at.
Text and toy sets can help little ones begin to sense how books and things they love are connected to their families’ cultures.