How to Help Beginning Readers: Tips from a Reading Specialist

Posted by on May 4, 2017.

After children have mastered pre-reading skills, the instructional focus shifts to vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Most vocabulary is learned indirectly through everyday experiences with both written and oral language. Many children learn new words through read-alouds, but also through conversation.

What Reading Specialists Want Parents to Know

Posted by on February 2, 2017.

Reading specialists want parents to prepare their children for school by sharing a love for reading, the attitude that reading is important, and the expectation that all children can become successful readers. How to do this? Read to your child daily.

Reading to Newborns

Posted by on January 4, 2017.

   “Parents are the first – and perhaps best – teachers, particularly when it comes to influencing their child’s interest in reading and learning. Positive attitudes formed in the home can have a profoundly positive influence on all future education.”

-Nancy Livingston, Ed.D.