Children's Literacy

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DON’T PUSH READING, WHAT TO DO TILL CHILD IS READY

DON’T PUSH READING, WHAT TO DO TILL CHILD IS READY

Reading means understanding a passage, understanding the vocabulary, making connections with life, and decoding words like c-a-t. Before a child can get to that, though, he needs oral language, alphabet knowledge, book knowledge, phonics, and phonological awareness. Phonics, which you hear everyone talking about, means recognizing symbols and connecting them…

HOW THE BRAIN LEARNS TO READ

HOW THE BRAIN LEARNS TO READ

When should I teach my child to read? What do I need to know to teach them? How do kids learn to read? The recently published book Proust and the Squid  was written by Maryanne Wolfe who runs a reading center and is a professor in cognitive science…

IMPORTANCE OF READING TO YOUR CHILD

IMPORTANCE OF READING TO YOUR CHILD

 It is vital that you talk and read to your child. Early language development strongly correlates to later academic and social success (Hendrick & Weissman, 2011) Oral language exposure in very young children is a strong predictor of later school reading comprehension scores. By age…