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10 facts about learning to read that most parents don’t know

There are three types of skills children need to become strong reader. Most people think it is just about learning letters and sounds, but it’s more than that. Some reading skills have to develop over months and years, while others can be learned in a relatively short period of time with the right instruction.Reading issues run in families: If you or your partner had trouble learning to read, there is a higher likelihood that you child will…See More
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I have raised three great readers. I am passionate about early literacy and language skills. I have worked in the field for my entire professional life.
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Going digital (part 1) : Digital versus paper reading – where and how do we understand best?

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Digital books and reading experiences are everywhere: we read the news on our laptops, articles on tablets, and Twitter on our phones. But how does this kind of reading compare to reading “the old-fashioned way,” in paper books and newspapers? More specifically for parents, do children get all the same meaning from reading text on a screen that they would if they were to read the same text on paper?

In 2017, Lauren Singer and Patricia Alexander analyzed studies on digital reading…

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Reading motivation: Why doesn’t my child just pick up a book and read?

Posted on August 8, 2019 at 4:24pm 0 Comments

When I talk with parents of children beyond kindergarten, the same question often comes up: “My child just doesn’t pick up a book on his own. How can I get him more excited about reading?” While this is a topic we’ve tackled before, I think it’s worth a deeper dive.

To get at the solution, it makes sense to start with figuring out why…

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10 facts about learning to read that most parents don’t know

Posted on August 1, 2019 at 4:15pm 0 Comments

  1. There are three types of skills children need to become strong reader. Most people think it is just about learning letters and sounds, but it’s more than that. Some reading skills have to develop over months and years, while others can be learned in a relatively short period of time with the right instruction.
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