Language Skills

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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Childrens’ Literacy

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.

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EARLY LITERACY

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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First Big Step

I encourage parents to have a very positive expectation for your child’s educational future, and the easy reading instructions in my book, PRESCHOOL READING SUCCESS IN JUST FIVE MINUTES A DAY is a great start which most definitely speaks to your child’s future schooling success. Please impart an invisible sense of positive energy to your child that he or she is smart, clever, and will easily understand reading as you slip in easy instruction here and there throughout the day that I fully describe in my book … no big deal…no stress… no anxiety. In fact, my approach is not pedantic, stultified, or boring. Your child will understand and “get it” if you discover the correct (hilarious, energetic, meaningful, plain funny) words to demonstrate the initial phonic sounds you are teaching with an upbeat approach. It will feel so natural to both of you as you impart a very positive attitude to learning in general with reading as a first big step.

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A Reading Child’s Future

Illiteracy leads to more political control while devastating a child’s learning future. We need all of our citizens educated and thoughtful. Yes, the mind is a terrible thing to waste. The beginning of national freedom is an educated citizenry, and it starts with reading and it can start early in childhood. If two thirds of children are not reading by the fourth grade, how will they learn, and when will they be taught? …by their equally distressed peers, a sense of failure in school that drags them down, by all of the hi tech distractions, by the internet, by late night comedy shows, by the media, by TV and movies that have destructive messages, by a drug or alcohol culture, WHAT? …What a huge and destructive deficit! Let’s teach them to read as early as possible, so that their God given minds and brilliance are opened to the wonders of this life, to original and creative thinking, to their natural talents, to true beauty, and to  the joys of a well lived and educated life. But this mode of life must start early. We needs all of ours minds working in a productive way to help our country and to help the world.

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EARLY LITERACY

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. Or just let others 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 …START NOW

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SAVE THE CHILDREN

Save The Children is a child advocacy group  in the state of Arizona where 54% of participants in Apache, Gila, and Coconino counties have shown a significant improvement in their reading with this group’s help.

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The best hope of children living in poverty is education.  Half of fourth graders in low income families score below basic levels in literacy. Sixty percent of low income families cannot afford children’s books in their homes.  God Bless Dolly Parton for providing over one million books per month to families who sign up for her program at

imaginationlibrary.com

Our team will provide a copy of our book to them

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Reading Comprehension

It is a good idea to familiarize your children with the meaning of what they have just read or heard. Start their consideration by asking questions. Who was the most important character in the story, what happened to him or her, how did he change at the end, what happened to him, who was your favorite character, why?

The best book for this is the classic, Charlotte’s Webb though it is heart wrenching, and maybe too sad for very young children. It is about true friendship, loyalty, love, helping others, warmth, sensitivity and selfless love between a pig and a spider with other farm animals and children also part of the story. We all can learn about life from this story.

Read all types of stories to your children where their imagination can run free.  Pinterest has all sorts of book lists you can glance over before your next trip to the library. And also let them consider and express what the story was saying to them.

Teach them to read early…Please let me show you how…

 

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Not Hard To Do

Parents can’t criticize schools for their lack of teaching if they haven’t at least contributed this part to their education at home and pre-kindergarten. PLEASE TEACH them to read now or at least teach then some of the basic letter sounds, and their whole educational life will change. Who knows what is going on in the first early grades of their schooling, but as a parent you will because you have “put in place” these foundational skills. They will not be part of the 2/3rds of the fourth graders who do not know what is going on with reading. Let’s change these statistics, esp. when this isn’t hard to do.

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