We just got back from a trip to visit my brother and his family in Minnesota.
Their 5-year-old and 7-year-old wake up in the morning and read chapter books. They ride in the car and read chapter books. They bring books along everywhere and literally read for fun often throughout the day.
Our daughter also loves to read, but our 9-year-old son just started liking books and our 5-year-old rarely pick up books for fun. Here are three tools we've used to foster reading when we can't read aloud.
Here's the video, with all the details!
For easy reference, here are the tools mentioned:
3. Starfall app
These tools are great, but the most important thing you can do for a pre-reader is READ ALOUD often. This book is a handy resource to have available for reference on which books work for which ages.
It states the commonalities early readers have are:
1. Was often read to.
Today I’m sharing how to make storytime more fun for you and your kids.
I’m guessing your bedtime routine with your kids involves storytime. Am I right?
If you’re saying no, maybe it’s because you think your kids are “too old” for bedtime stories, right? Wrong. Even when your child can read well, it’s important to still read together aloud. It helps with pronunciation and getting words into their brain, it also associates reading with pleasure and together-time, and allows you to talk about and analyze the story together.
You should be incorporating more stories into your child’s life, not less and not just at bedtime.
Here’s 3 reasons why:
1. You are literally teaching your child to THINK when you are telling stories.
All conceptual thought depends on us creating or remembering pictures in our head of what we are thinking of.
When you are thinking of a dog, you have in your...