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Making Quiet Times For Reading

Tweet  MAKING QUIET TIMES FOR READING     A recent report in the UK, found that children are less able to sit still due to the fact that children are using iPads, mobile phones and computer games to fill their time.   Parents are not limiting the time their children spend in front of the computer to make room for quiet times to read.   Alison David, Egmont’s consumer insight director, praised...

Do You Have A Literacy-Friendly Home?

Tweet You set the example for your child. Your home reflects what you value the most. Look around your home and think about what you do with your child everyday.Your home should be the place where your child experiences books and love for reading. Does your home provide some of the following items? 1. My child has crayons, markers and/or pencils for drawing and writing. 2. My child has several alphabet books to read. 3....

ART BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

Tweet One fun way to encourage your child to love to read is to find books that speak to their interests. Non-fiction books offer your child variety and entry into a whole new world.  Books about insects, astronomy, robots, gardening, etc. are all ways in involve your child in a new way while engaging them in reading. In my blog today I want to suggest several art books which I think are great ways to explore the world...

Summer Stamping Fun

Tweet Summer Stamping Fun   Materials Needed: Lots of different kinds and sizes of paper in white and/or different colors Washable paints such as Crayola Sponges of different sizes and textures Paint brushes Old buttons, shells, string, leaves, etc. Q-tips Rubber stamps of various designs and/or alphabet stamps Stickers all kinds, sizes or shapes   Directions: Give your child a large work area such as your kitchen...

Avoid the Summer Slide

Tweet               Avoid the Summer Slump!      Many journals on education talk about the Summer Slide or Summer Slump. This is known as a decline in reading achievement some children experience from being out of school over the long summer vacation. Research has shown that consequences of reading loss can be long lasting. Children who fall behind over the summer find it harder to close the...

Encouraging Writing and Young Children

Tweet     One of the best ways to reinforce reading skills is through writing. Graves (1983) wrote children want to write. They want to write from the beginning of school. Before school, he continues, young children write on walls and pavement. Children may seem like they are scribbling, but there is meaning behind it; the children need only be asked what the scribbles mean (Graves, 1983). There are many ways...