Tag Archives: early reading skills
The dog days of summer are finally here! It is even starting to feel a lot like summer outside. I just recently washed and put the winter jackets away. It wonâ€™t get below 50 during the summer in Chicago right? … (continue reading)
Summer learning loss is a reality
Not only do children lose 3 months of reading skills out of 12 during the summer but without some guidance reading alone will not slow this decline.
10 ways to help your child improve… (continue reading)
Do we learn more by exposure to the big picture or the parts?
The new research supporting the answer might surprise you. According, to the latest research from (AERA) The American Educational Research Association, we learn more when exposed … (continue reading)
The power of stories
How do stories teach anything and everything?
Difficult concepts are often taught using story books because they resonate with our emotions and imaginations.
- Books tie us together with those we are similar to as well as
Providing phonics support to your child
Do I have to teach phonics? In order for a child to read they must acquire a combination of skills.
- Reading comprehension- The most important and first reading lesson a child should understand when
How do you help increase your childâ€™s vocabulary?
While reading: Research indicates that children with well developed vocabulary skills learn more words indirectly from reading and discussing than through direct teacher instruction.
How can parents help enhance their childâ€™s vocabulary … (continue reading)
How do you teach the abcâ€™s?
Sing It- The abc song is infectious.
Put a new beat on an old favorite to get your child laughing and engaged.
Have your child help you come up with a new tune to … (continue reading)
What are beginning reading books?
Does your child know his/her alphabet out of order and the sounds each letter makes? Children are ready to read at different ages. Some are ready at 3 (but not most) and others still lack … (continue reading)