Reading non-fiction can lead to children discovering self-directed inquiry … and naturally to enjoying even more terrific books!
Fascinating factual books help children wonder, explore and inquire about the entirety of the real world and the possibilities it offers to them.
Observing conversation BETWEEN adults about their personal experiences inspired by reading a book offer a child valuable insights into the possibilities of personal connections with books.
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, […]
Children who are not taught to access the joys and power of libraries and their books, the internet and other information sources are at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about life and the world.
Deep sources of ideas and information, like books, fortify family and community cultures.
THE central goal of a good education is joyful, daily reading and learning…for life.
Children who read nonfiction will gain a deeper understanding of the world and be better prepared to write factual information in their future careers.
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.
There’s a basic, simple solution that nearly doubles the number of children doing well in learning to read.