I wanted to do something creative and fun with my children and later grandchildren. I wanted to devise a reading program that was stress free and joyful. I did. They never knew what was happening…
Explore the possibilities. O, I just learned that my grand daughter reads at the seventh grade level now! She is in the fourth grade.
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Teaching your kiddo to read is about joyful communication. You will step into his world of what brings him happiness, and what words “light” him up. You will be “mining” for these as an avenue to teach sounds. You want to enter his funny world…his world of enchantment in order to connect and teach sounds. Watch for this amusing door to open. This will bring mutual enthusiam to you and your child, and your delight in him will transfer to a wonderful learning environment. The caterpillar will change into a butterfly who reads…right before your eyes. It will take time and patience, but it will happen. Your joy and pride will bubble up as you observe him understanding and capturing this process. Let me show you how.
Early reading ability is so exciting! It brings your developing child such confidence, and a knowledge of his burgeoning internal strength. There are lots of “feel goods” here…happiness with himself/herself, a certain pride in his or her own accomplishments, learning new words, an opening of his/her intellectual understanding and overcoming this first big schooling challenge. School in her estimation isn’t so hard after all, and “I can look forward with excitement to going to school with confidence and enthusiam. I can do this…no problem!”
LOVE IT…GOOD JOB, MAMAS AND POPPAS!
Getting little boys to read is especially challenging. Their energy is in their legs and general physicality, and to have them sit down to read can be daunting. You gotta get them early, and my method works beautifully with them. To relate silly words, as I describe in my book, to basic phonic sounds is perfect for them, and the only way to teach them. They love acting silly and running around, so to get their attention is the real hope and goal. My method fits in perfectly. I watch my 7 year old grandson now who is an expert reader for his age, and know that this method works beautifully. He receives unending praise and kudos from his teacher.
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Our children’s addiction to their screens is isolating them from outdoor play, reading and from their natural talents. It is teaching them to be alone, and be silenced by technology. If we do the same, we are modeling this behavior to them.
Facebook, I just learned, hires gambling consultants to keep us attracted of the screens flashing in front of us no matter our ages. There is constant stimulation with distractions galore, a never ending flow of information, and games without any depth of thought, and in the extreme there is an alienation from others and even ourselves.
Inner conversation is lost, and so is adaptation to life and self knowledge. It is hard for children to pay attention to anything outside of this. Screens can disrupt their thought and focus with this constant stimulation and a never ending flow of superficial information. They can become irritable and kind of vacant if the screen is taken away. Random chatter is less, and an odd silence in a family can take hold. They are present and not present.
Children do not need to be connected to this type of isolating experience. Let’s not teach them to be alone or even consumed with this meaningless involvement.
Start teaching them to read early…
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Some people have told me that there are reasons for the poor literacy rates in this country. Each person and family have to take a look at this issue to decide for themselves. But the literacy rates in our elementary schools are appalling with two thirds of fourth graders not reading up to grade level. Many high school graduates have to take remedial classes in college, and some call a high school diploma as fraudulent. Why?….Take a look or at least look at the comments in this book on amazon
Makes one wonder….a poorly educated populace is easier to manipulate. Just make sure that this doesn’t happen at your house.
Start early, and make sure your child is prepared for a fully functioning life.
Verbalizing, vocabulary, expressing themselves, silliness and meaning with reading, and always LOVE set a great foundation for children’s lives.
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Language and verbal skills are very important for a child’s reading ability. In order to enlarge them a parent must engage in a lot of conversation with your child. In expressing themselves, a child demonstrates his knowledge and ideas, what is on his mind, and how he sees the world. This can be very instructive and also very amusing as the chatter goes on. But also important is their use of vocabulary. A child must become familiar with language in order to create an ever expanding reading foundation.
While you two read books, please ask her questions about it…What do you think will happen next? What is your favorite character in this story? Is this an interesting book for you? Why? Do you like stories about animals or people? etc.
And keep the chatter going here and there on whatever level is appropiate. Acknowledge them, get on their physical level as you speak with them, take their comments seriously, …really!…is that what you think or how you feel? I like that, or I never thought of that before…very good. Sit on the bed with them, and just play and talk. Talk to their animals on the bed. Play cards (UNO is a good one,) and just visit with them as you play. Have a daily card champion. Enjoy his company, and he will enjoy yours. Read the cereal boxes together. Look at the clouds and the birds outside…whatever interests him as his vocabulary is expanding. He will later recognize these words in print.
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For a child to not be able to read has terrible repercussions. Without proficient reading skills, a child cannot participate in our work, economic or civic lives. Lack of literacy skills robs a person and also our nation of the good work of each citizen, and is one of the causes of social unrest and inequality. I feel that it is the birthright of every child to be able to read no matter his or her background or I.Q. What has taken so long to fully understand this? Poor statistics show that there is still a very big misunderstanding of this challenge, and what can be accomplished.
What can be done about it? How can you make sure that your child fully understands the process of reading? The answers are many. Parents teaching their children at home by their side is my preferred way where the parent knows full well their skill levels and how to advance them in a very easy manner. And there are other resources such as preschool attendance where reading is emphasized, the parent demanding higher teacher quality and lower class size, quick intervention for struggling learners, summer school, tutors, and a very important factor is for a mother and the family to be fully aware of the benefits of literacy and the value of an education.
Not everyone values or even understands what the value of an education or what high achievement can really mean. Big Problem, and I don’t have an answer for this one! I do remember one high school teacher say on the first day of class as he held up two pictures. One was of a trailer and a beat up car in a not so good part of town, while the other one was of a nice house and a nice car. Which one do you want to live in, he asked. The class all said the nice house and car. O.K. good. Well pay attention to what you learn here because this is what will get you there. A very worthy, pointed and practical reason for education.
Take a big look here…
Literacy in this country is appalling with only one third of children in the fourth grade being able to read. But let’s not allow these statistics to hinder parents from easily solving this challenge as these methods are easily taught with results that will surprise you.. Literacy for a child is the most important knowledge for them have which will open innumerable doors and enhance and change his or her life. And it is the first springboard for future success in school and in life. Inspiration that speaks to one’s own talents, awareness of everything, gaining motivation, a window to the wide world, vicarious adventures, the thoughts of humanity, how to fix a bike, read a story about a boy like you, gain confidence, learn concepts and languages, “fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars”, the whys of this world, knowing stuff and influencing others, observing world and national public opinions to be a proper citizen ….take your pick because the words that describe any of these are waiting for your child to read in books.
Or just let others or other entities influence them and tell them who to be and what to do…NO NO, we want them to think for themselves…to become educated. START EARLY!
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