Teaching children how to read is primarily a teacher’s job, but parents play a valuable role.
To "warm up" a book, use the K-W-L strategy: Talk with your child about what you both KNOW about the subject, what you WONDER and afterwards, what you've LEARNED.
Parents can help build children’s self-esteem by eliciting stories from them that position the child as the hero.
Now, more than ever, we need to share stories that build relationships, community connections and self-esteem, especially with our children.
Napping reboots the preschool brain and clears the deck for learning.
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Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.
The words used to describe the natural world are dwindling - some are even being hijacked and given modern new meanings.
Teachers often assign older books.
Stories like 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Jane Eyre' are still relevant today.
Children still benefit from being read to after they’ve learned to read by themselves.
Shared reading has many benefits. Among them, it can help your child develop a bigger vocabulary.
Reading aloud to children can encourage a love of reading.
Finding time to read to your children can be hard, but there are several ways you can make sure your child gets the most out of time for reading aloud.
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Evolutionary biologists ask very similar questions about species to those asked by linguists about languages.
Reading to children and talking to them about the story helps them love stories and become better readers.
Parents want to do everything they can to get their kids' school year off to a good start. Here's why talking with them is one of the best ways to do that.
Research has typically found that shared reading experiences are highly beneficial for young people.
There are benefits to shared reading long after children can read to themselves, so how long should you read to your children?
Can disturbed sleep patterns have an impact on a child’s ability to acquire language and vocabulary?
Studies show swearing might be big and clever after all.
Swearing has often been associated with a lack of intelligence, but studies show that it could be a cleverer use of language than we thought.
California elementary school teacher doing shared reading.
When you read to children, they develop abilities to express emotions through language.
How much screen time should kids get?
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Research shows that preschool children take characters from popular television shows and movies and blend them together to create complex oral stories.
Family dinners can whet children’s appetites for reading.
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Family meals – with lively conversation, storytelling and discussions of books and the tales they contain – feed children's literacy skills.
Are the Minion toys using the F-word?
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Did your child just drop the F-bomb? What can you do?
Britain’s true colours.
Politicians should cut the language deficit for the sake of voters.
He’s been reading for months already.
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