Reading And Writing

Reading and Writing

My belief is that teaching kids to read is easier than its made out to be, at least if the parents and teachers both move things forward.

  • start them young (e.g. before age=2) with picture books, board-books, etc.

  • read to them every day as soon as they can understand what you're saying

  • read them things they'll find interesting/entertaining/funny (for funny/entertaining, make sure you use funny sounds and voices)

  • get them access to lots of books - library or buying

Reading Comprehension/Active Reading

  • have them tell you about what they're reading (for school or fun). Ask them questions that help them refine their re-telling and understanding.

  • get them writing around their reading: taking notes, writing questions, then answering them

Writing (and Speaking)

Some resources:

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