When is it time to start working on reading skills? Right now.
Articles tagged Vocabulary
While schools do a lot to promote and improve literacy skills in young readers, there is still a lot you can do at home to help your child succeed.
After children have mastered pre-reading skills, the instructional focus shifts to vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.
When is the appropriate time to start working on reading skills?
The most fundamental definition of reading is being able to interpret written symbols and understand printed material.
At our house no one is ever hungry, they are “staaarving!” No one is ever tired, they are “exhaaaausted!” That’s how we roll. To just say things straight would be “sooo incredibly booooring!” And we are not just prone to hyperbole either, we like all types of colorful language, especially idioms. Idioms like… Quit dilly-dallying … Continued
Watching your child develop language skills is definitely one of the great joys of parenting. My five year old is picking up big, grown-up words every day, and it is fun watching her figure out how to use them. But, as with any new skill your child obtains, there are definitely drawbacks. When they learn … Continued
I pulled out a pad of paper to jot down a few ideas for my blog post, and the toddler to my right (my son Emmett’s friend) inquired, “Mommy write?” Impressed with her command of the word “write,” I joyfully responded, “Yes. I’m going to write!” To this, she replied, “Mommy write?” Again, “Yes. Write.” … Continued